Northern Golfer #93 – July 2022


One of our key tasks at Northern Golfer is to follow tournament scoring and stay up-to-date with all the region’s top players, and what a summer they’re having so far.

In one day in June, we had players competing in national PGA, EuroPro Tour, North East & North West PGA, England Golf, R&A, and county events.

Highlights this month include county championship wins, the Asian Tour’s first UK event at Slaley Hall, a Northumberland & Durham Open win for James Harper, team successes, a European title, and lots more throughout Teeing Off.

This month has also seen several of the region’s best female golfers return home from college in the US, including Jess Baker – who won the 119th Women’s Amateur Championship at Hunstanton on the eve of this edition going to print, and this month’s cover star Jess Hall – who has just completed her fourth and final year as a college athlete and reflects on her time in California on pages 24-27.

As well as following tournament golf, we get to spend time with interesting interviewees while getting out and about across the region. This month I got the chance to return to Wynyard and play the Wellington Course at its absolute best – see pages 30-31 for the full Course Profile.

We’ve also taken the chance to look north to Scotland, which will welcome the world’s best golfers this summer for events including the men’s and women’s Scottish opens as well as the 150th Open Championship as St Andrews and a history-making AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield. As well as previewing the men’s Scottish Open – which has a stellar field including all four reigning major champions – we’ve also picked out a handful of our favourite courses to visit too.

Our columnists have been kept equally busy this month – and Chris, Sean and Simon are back to share their thoughts on everything from Matt Fitzpatrick to the power of money, and the weather.

The news is coming thick and fast as the region’s golfers continue to perform brilliantly at every level. Be sure to follow Northern Golfer on social media and sign up to the Northern Golfer Weekly emails at to stay in touch with everything that’s going on.