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.

Woodsome Hall's Nicola Slater (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).

Yorkshire’s Nicola Slater and Charlotte Heath to wear England colours in Scotland

WOODSOME Hall’s Nicola Slater and Huddersfield’s Charlotte Heath are among five players who will represent England in the Scottish Under-18 girls’ open championship next month.

Hallamshire's Alex Fitzpatrick (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Hallamshire’s Alex Fitzpatrick just comes up short in attempt to emulate Danny Willett

HALLAMSHIRE’S Alex Fitzpatrick just ran out of holes as he tried to battle his way back from a six-hole deficit in the 36-hole final of the Spanish amateur championship at La Manga.

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.

Lindrick's Bailey Gill placed second in the Portuguese Amateur Championship.

Lindrick’s Bailey Gill recovers from illness to go close to title glory in Portugal

LINDRICK’S Bailey Gill overcame the after-effects of a severe bout of food poisoning to share second place in the Portuguese Amateur Championship, held at the Montado Health & Golf Resort.

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.

Malton & Norton's 'David Hague' pictured during last summer's Home Internationals at Moortown (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).

Malton & Norton’s David Hague qualifies for NSW match play in fourth place

Malton & Norton’s David Hague qualified with ease for the match play stage of the New South Wales Amateur Championship,

Hallamshire GC's new general manager James Glover.

Glover fits the bill to become Hallamshire’s first general manager

JAMES GLOVER has returned to Yorkshire to become Hallamshire GC’s first general manager.

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.

Flashback: West Ham United's David Unsworth, left, and Emley's Deiniol Graham fight for the ball. Picture: Sean Dempsey/PA

FA Cup flashback: When Emley grabbed the glory in defeat to the Hammers

Chris Stratford, then an Emley resident, recalls the day 20 years ago today when the West Yorkshire village went for a day out in London.


Golf travel: Quinta do Lago (the Farm of the Lake) offers rich crop of possibilities

WHEN former world No 1 Rory McIlroy visited Quinta do Lago a few days after my departure from the renowned Algarve resort, it is unlikely that he strayed far enough off the fairways to find any of the golf balls I had scattered into its trees.

Golf travel: You can aim for peak performances at Golf Eichenheim, in Kitzbühel

MENTION that you have just been to Kitzbühel and almost inevitably it will be assumed you went there to ski.

Golf travel: Lisbon always offers a warm welcome - no matter the weather

BASED on previous golfing experiences in Lisbon, the heavy rain and leaden grey skies came as a great surprise; the warm and helpful welcome from its people did not.
Mottram Hall has a par-72 championship course.

Golf travel: Try Mottram Hall's Championship course if you're looking for a change

MOST golfers, no matter how much they enjoy playing their home course, will occasionally look for different playing experiences, sometimes just for the day or perhaps during a short break away.

Wath's Nick Poppleton (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Wath’s Nick Poppleton and Lindrick’s Bailey Gill will don England’s colours in pursuit of Costa Bellena glory

WATH’S Nick Poppleton and Lindrick’s Bailey Gill have been selected to represent England in the 2017 Costa Bellena Tournament in Spain next month.

David Hague lines up a putt at the men's Home Internationals held at 'Moortown in August (Picture:' 'Adrian Judd/Leaderboard Photography).

Malton & Norton’s David Hague will head for Australia with California on his mind

MALTON & Norton’s David Hague has risen to a place inside the world’s top 100 amateurs with a highly successful season that was topped off with victory in the North of England Open championship at Alwoodley.

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

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


Vardon Grip Trophy winner David Hague with Harrogate GC official John Robinson after his win last year.

David Hague, Bailey Gill and Nick Poppleton boosted ahead of 2018 by elevation into England squads

MALTON & Norton’s David Hague has been rewarded for his superb season with a place in the newly-announced England’s men’s squad.

Howley Hall's James Appleyard, left, and Miles Foster - Yorkshire Challenge 2017 Supreme champions.

Yorkshire Challenge entries open on Wednesday with priority booking

PAST competitors in the hugely popular Yorkshire Challenge – a three-day event played over the county’s trio of Ryder Cup venues – will get a headstart when it comes to booking places in the 2018 renewal.

Sandburn Hall's Steve Robinson, England Golf's Coach of the Year for 2017, as he was last year (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).

Yorkshire's Steve Robinson is England Golf Coach of the Year - again

YORKSHIRE'S Steve Robinson has been named England Golf's Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.
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