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Aug 8, 13 days ago

Quite a journey for a lad from South Shields

Quite a journey for a lad from South Shields

Doug McClelland tells Alan Hedley the story of his glittering golfing career
Like many North East youngsters Doug McClelland was sports crazy and wanted to be a footballer.
Fate dictated otherwise and the lad from South Shields can look back on a …

Jul 11, 41 days ago

Colly’s aiming for scratch

Colly’s aiming for scratch

Professional cricket has taken Paul Collingwood to golf courses all over the world and a single figure handicap, despite the late start as he tells Alan Hedley
Paul Collingwood has good reason to be thankful to the game of cricket.
Colly reached …

Jun 17, 65 days ago

Pro-File: Martin Forster

Pro-File: Martin Forster

We catch up with the Tynedale and Philips Golf Discount pro
Age: 48
Turned pro: 22
H/cap: 2.5
Home club: Tynedale Golf Club, previously Hexham Golf Club
Biggest win to date:
1999 winner, Northumberland and Durham Open (PGA North)
1998 runner-up, Volvo Pro/Captain Challenge National Final at Wentworth
1992 …

Jun 13, 69 days ago

Hall to play for

Hall to play for

Alan Hedley talks to Durham’s youngest-ever county champion Jessica Hall and her family about their hopes for her future
Following in the footsteps of Jodi Ewart Shadoff is very much on the mind of Durham’s young golfing sensation Jessica Hall.
Middleham’s Jodi …

May 16, 97 days ago

Our great Hex-pectations

Our great Hex-pectations

Dean Bailey meets two key figures in this year’s PGA set up, plying their trade at a beautiful Northumberland course
The pro shop at every golf club is the heartbeat of the place. Whether it’s chatting about the weekend’s golf on …

May 16, 97 days ago

Green watch: Producing the perfect surface

Green watch: Producing the perfect surface

With Simon Olver, course manager at Percy Wood
Now the sleeping beast has awoken and begins to grow, our focus turns to removing any unwanted lateral or irregular growth. This may cause disturbance to surfaces and limit performance while topdressing applications …