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Youngsters help Yorkshire claim top spot all on their own in Northern Counties League

YORKSHIRE blooded three young debutants and included five teenagers in all as they defeated Durham 9.5-8.5 at Hornsea to move clear at the top of the Northern Counties League.

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Lincoln Memorial University assistant golf coach Robert Genno keeps tabs on Wakefield's Dan Bradbury during the second round of the United States National finals.

Wakefield’s Dan Bradbury claims Freshman of the Year honour in Tennessee

WAKEFIELD’S Dan Bradbury came through exams involving both his course work and his on-course work with flying colours during his first year of a four-year golf scholarship in the USA.

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Wakefield's Dan Bradbury tends the pin for Huddersfield's Aron Schnacke during the Yorkshire Inter-District Union match between Halifax-Huddersfield and Leeds (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Leeds left submerged after singles landslide

LEEDS were unable to transform their foursomes superiority into a win as Halifax-Huddersfield staged a singles fightback to triumph 19-17 in their Yorkshire Inter-District Union match at Bradley Park.

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Moortown's Nick McCarthy pictured during last year's Open at Royal Birkdale (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire).

Moortown’s Nick McCarthy takes route 66 to third place in Matchroom Sport Championship

MOORTOWN’S Nick McCarthy carded an eight-birdie closing 66 to share third place in the Hotelplanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour’s Matchroom Sport Championship at Harleyford.

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South African Wilco Nienaber leads the Brabazon Trophy after a  weather-affected first day (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).

Yorkshire duo David Houlding and David Hague impress early on in Brabazon

TWO Yorkshire players – David Houlding (Moortown) and Malton & Norton’s David Hague – sat inside the top four after a truncated first day of the Brabazon Trophy at Frilford Heath.

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Cookridge Hall's Adam Frontal won both his matches as Leeds started their Yorkshire Inter-District Union season with a 20-16 victory over Harrogate at Scarcroft.

Leeds open with win as they edge Harrogate in tight battle

LEEDS got their Yorkshire Inter-District Union season off to a victorious beginning with a 20-16 verdict against Harrogate at Scarcroft.

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The 'Voice of Golf' Peter Alliss is returning to Moor Allerton, where he was once professional, for an evening of anectodal chat.

WIN tickets for an Evening with Voice of Golf Peter Alliss at Moor Allerton

PETER ALLISS, ‘The Voice of Golf’, is returning to Moor Allerton, where he was once the club professional, for an evening of anecdotal golf chat.

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Hallamshire's Alex Fitzpatrick came fourth in the Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal County Down.

Irish crown eludes Hallamshire’s Alex Fitzpatrick at Royal County Down

AN UNCHARACTERISTIC poor spell in the middle of his final round cost Yorkshire champion Alex Fitzpatrick the chance of lifting the Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal County Down.

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Leeds Union's captain Nigel McKee.

Leeds are looking very strong despite absentees

LEEDS UNION team captain Nigel McKee has lost two top young talents ahead of their opening Yorkshire Inter-District Union match against Harrogate on Sunday – one to a sporting injury and the other to collegiate duties in the USA.

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Ben Hutchinson seen receiving the Yorkshire amateur championship trophy from then YUGC president Jonathan Plaxton after his victory at Moortown two years ago.

Leeds duo Ben Hutchinson and Ben Firth fly the Yorkshire flag in style

HOWLEY HALL’S Ben Hutchinson and Ben Firth, of Wike Ridge, helped Yorkshire get their defence of the Northern Counties League title off to a successful start with an 11-7 win over Northumberland at Ponteland.

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Playing getting udnerway between Yorkshire and Northumberland at Ponteland (Picture: Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs).

Champions Yorkshire up and running with victory over Northumberland

YORKSHIRE began their defence of the Northern Counties League title with an 11-7 win over Northumberland at Ponteland.

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Lindrick's Bailey Gill.

Lindrick’s Bailey Gill heads Yorkshire challenge in Lytham Trophy

Lindrick’s Bailey Gill, picked this week to play for England against France next weekend, was Yorkshire’s leading player after day one of the Lytham Trophy at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

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Headingley's Abigail Taylor receives a helping hand via email from LPGA stars Morgan Pressel and Lexi Thompson. Abigail is seen with Pressel, a major champion having won the ANA Inspiration event back in 2007.

Headingley’s Abigail Taylor winning with the appliance of science

HEADINGLEY’S Abigail Taylor is applying a scientific approach to her golf game and it is helping the talented 12-year-old find a winning formula in events at all levels.

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Moortown Golf Club is a championship heathland course and past host of the Ryder Cup.

Yorkshire Am Am is exciting newcomer on calendar

TWO Leeds clubs, Alwoodley and Moortown, have teamed up with former European Tour venue Fulford, in York, to create a new 54-hole event designed to put players’ skills to a stern test over three days of competitive golf.

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Leeds & District Union's team captain Nigel McKee.

Leeds look in excellent shape ahead of new league season

LEEDS will go into the new Yorkshire Inter District Union league season buoyed by both their runner-up finish last year and a growing enthusiasm for the battle among the elite players from their 30 clubs.

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Rebecca O'Grady.

Howley Hall’s O’Grady on a drive to encourage more women into golf

LONG-DRIVE specialist Becki O’Grady, of Howley Hall, is going to great lengths to encourage women to take up golf.

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Drax's Liam Ridgill, top left, and Leeds Golf Centre's Nigel Sweet, front second right, take their places among the Englanf Golf award winners.

Yorkshire twice among the winners at Engl;and Golf Awards night

Leeds Golf Centre and Drax’s captain Liam Ridgill are celebrating after winning prestigious England Golf awards.

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Ben Hutchinson receives the Yorkshire amateur championship trophy for 2016 from then YUGC president Jonathan Plaxton after his victory at Moortown.

Past president Jonathan Plaxton to take over from Keith Dowswell as YUGC secretary

THE Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs have announced that one of their former presidents, Jonathan Plaxton, will succeed Keith Dowswell as secretary.

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Polite noticed: Rickie Fowler has been acknowledged as No 1 among the world's '10 best-mannered people' (Picture: Chris O'Meara/AP).

State of the Nation – Golf: Let’s hope Rickie Fowler can dance to major tune

COME September 28, it is unlikely that any Europeans will be dismayed if Rickie Fowler’s golf stinks out Paris worse than a cheap perfume.

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Leeds Golf Centre and Garforth GC in line for England Golf awards

Leeds Golf Centre and Garforth GC in line for England Golf awards

CHRIS STRATFORD

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