Close House team wins Inter County Foursomes title

Close House’s James Wilson and Jeff Pitt came through a season of foursomes matches across Northumberland and Durham to win the Inter County Foursomes Championship at Brancepeth Castle.

The knock-out competition, played throughout the season in 2021, saw Close House reach the final as Northumberland champions with victory over Newcastle United’s Mark Wharton and Simon Lee 3&2.

In the final, James and Jeff overcame Durham champions Bishop Auckland – who had beaten Castle Eden in the morning’s Durham final on the first playoff hole.

In a close final played in wet conditions, the Close House pair came out on top with victory on the first playoff hole sealing a winning end to James’ amateur career as he went on to compete in the final stage of EuroPro Tour Qualifying School.