Spanish aye from Hanson family

BY RETAINING his card following his first full season on the European Tour, Woodsome Hall’s Chris Hanson unlocked the door to many events on the 2017 calendar, chief among them the BMW PGA Championship that gets underway at Wentworth today.

Peter Cowen fears he will have to close his golf academy in Rotherham. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Star golf coach fears Yorkshire academy will close if rubbish tip reopened

One of the world’s best golf coaches has warned he may have to shut his Yorkshire academy if plans to reopen a rubbish tip next to his facility go ahead.

Malton & Norton's David Hague triumphed in the Lagonda Trophy at Gog Magog.

Hague storms to win in Lagonda Trophy to follow in Donald’s and Westwood’s wake

Chris Stratford

The Up to Scratch Challenge is moving into its second year.

Yorkshire golf: Leeds Golf Centre again launch challenge for absolute beginners

Leeds Golf Centre will again stage their Up to Scratch Challenge, which will see 16 beginners to the game given lessons with the target of turning them into skilled players within a matter of weeks.

Leeds Union captain Nigel McKee (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Yorkshire golf: McKee is eager for Leeds to get underway in YIDU League

Leeds have home advantage in their first two 2017 Yorkshire Inter District Union League fixtures and captain Nigel McKee is looking for them to win both to give themselves a platform for a title bid this summer.

Ian Poulter finished second at the Players Championship (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

Players Championship: Ian Poulter seizes second chance as Kim joins exclusive club

Ian Poulter hopes to use his second place in the Players Championship as a “stepping stone” for the rest of the season after making the most of his second chance at Sawgrass.

Yorkshire beat Cheshire at Ganton on Saturday.

Yorkshire golf: Champions up and running with victory at Ganton

THREE players recorded wins in both foursomes and singles as Yorkshire began the defence of their Northern Counties League title with a 10.5-7.5 win over Cheshire at Ganton.

Sheffield golfer Danny Willett

Players Championship: Sheffield's Danny Willett withdraws from tournament citing back injury

2016 Masters champion Danny Willett has withdrawn from the Players Championship at Sawgrass, saying his "body and mind need a rest".
English men's amateur champion Dan Brown (Masham) (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Yorkshire golf: English champion Dan Brown available as White Rose start title defence

ENGLISH men’s amateur champion Dan Brown will spearhead Yorkshire’s line-up as they start the defence of their Northern Counties League title at Ganton on Saturday against Cheshire.

Abigail Taylor held her first handicap at the age of seven.

Yorkshire golf: Abigail Taylor’s handicap dips lower as she sets her sights high

Talented Headingley member Abigail Taylor has come a long way since becoming the club’s youngest player to hold an official handicap.

Yorkshire golf: Low Laithes pair off to The Belfry

Yorkshire golf: Low Laithes pair off to The Belfry

low laithes’ Ian Towell and Malcolm Crowson have qualified for the national final of the American Golf Senior Championship, which will be staged at Ryder Cup venue, The Belfry.

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy signs $100m TaylorMade equipment deal

Rory McIlroy has signed a new $100m equipment deal with Taylo Made in one of the biggest sponsorship agreements in British sports history.

Former Masters champion Danny Willett

Caddie switch as Danny Willett aims to get back on right course

Danny Willett has revealed he split with caddie Jonathan Smart because “things are a bit stale.”

Danny Willett

Fleetwood out to maintain form ahead of home-town Open

England’s Tommy Fleetwood admits he has had to readjust his targets after exceeding expectations so early in the season.

Selby's Megan Garland with the trophy after winning back-to-back Yorkshire amateur titles.

Yorkshire golf: Selby’s Megan Garland retains her title with battling finish

Selby’s Megan Garland beat Emma Brown (Malton & Norton) in a sudden-death play-off at Fulford to maintain her grip on the Yorkshire women’s amateur title.

Fulford semi-finalists Emma Brown, left, and Megan Garland, right, with Yorkshire captain Fran Dickson.

Yorkshire golf: Familiar semi-finalists at Fulford as Selby's Megan Garland seeks repeat success

A REPEAT of last year's final of the Yorkshire women's amateur championship is a possibility at Fulford as Selby's Megan Garland looks to retain her title.
Selby's Megan Garland (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Yorkshire golf: White Rose champion Megan Garland leads qualifiers at Fulford

SELBY’S Megan Garland used the 36-hole stroke play qualifying stage to underscore her determination to retain the Yorkshire women’s amateur title.

Woodsome Hall's Rochelle Morris (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Yorkshire golf: Woodsome Hall’s Rochelle Morris on leader’s trail in Wales

WOODSOME Hall’s Rochelle Morris lies fourth in the Welsh Ladies Open Amateur Stroke Play championship after the first round at Ashburnham.

Andy Sullivan laugh during a practice session ahead of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 29, 2016. See PA story GOLF Ryder. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

European Tour gives tournament a T20-style makeover

Richie Ramsay believes golf’s governing bodies have been “sleeping at the wheel” as the sport’s search for its version of Twenty20 cricket begins in earnest.

Woodsome Hall's Rochelle Morris, left, will compete in Wales this weekend as county team-mate, Selby's Megan Garland, looks to retain her county title at Fulford (Picture: Heather Cawdry).

Yorkshire golf: Rochelle Morris’s season off to flier with Leveret Trophy win

CURTIS CUP player Rochelle Morris will miss the Yorkshire women’s amateur championship, which starts at Fulford on Friday, as she chases world ranking points in Wales.

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