Golf holiday drive is hole in one for Leeds

PUTT TO THE TEST: Ilkley Golf Club. PIC: Tony Johnson
PUTT TO THE TEST: Ilkley Golf Club. PIC: Tony Johnson
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There’s never been a better time to tee off in Leeds – as Golf Tourism England holed the city a share in some funding to enhance the sport’s rich legacy in the region.

Special golf trails are set to be created featuring clusters of courses in Leeds as well as surrounding towns and cities including Harrogate, York and Sheffield. The aim is that visitors stay in each place for several days to combine their golfing with top class hospitality. Funding has come from the Government via VisitEngland and the scheme is championed by Yorkshire golfer Danny Willett.

Pictured are golfers playing the second hole at Ilkley Golf Club, in the shadow of the Cow and Calf.

Mohammed Saddique, 88, wears medals won by his father Ghulam Hassan during naval service in both world wars. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

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