What an incredible spectacle the British Masters was at Close House.
The TV shots of the course and the wider region showcased what a beautiful part of the world we live in while the amazing crowds must surely convince Tour organisers to find a way of staging more tournaments in the North of England.
There is plenty of comment and coverage elsewhere in the magazine on the event so I will keep it short – well done to all involved on putting on such a magnificent tournament and to Lee Westwood for getting so many world-class players on board. You all did the region proud.
Also doing the region proud were Ramside Hall and Lookers Renault, the hosts and supporters of Northern Golfer’s Champion of Champion events.
Their input and support ensured all three tournaments ran smoothly and were a great success. The course was in superb condition despite the challenging weather conditions. Congratulations go to our winning couple Rebecca Ferguson and Stewart Fell from Tynemouth Golf Club and junior winner Joseph Robson from Hexham Golf Club.
It has been a winning month for so many of our region’s golfers – I can’t recall having so many in a single edition – so it is clear golf in the North East and Yorkshire is in good shape – long may it continue.
Elsewhere in these pages we visit Heworth and find the course in great condition while celebrities Jeremy Kyle and Ben Shephard take time out to share their golfing stories and fondest memories.
Finally, I close this editor’s note on a very sad note. Paul Corney passed away earlier this month. For many years Paul was a correspondent on the magazine as well as the organiser of our popular Match Play Pairs competition, and he was a familiar face at many clubs when he delivered Northern Golfer every month until he retired last year.
His wife Gillian was also advertising manager until Paul stepped down and so is equally well known on the golfing scene.
I am sure all who knew both Paul and Gillian wish to send her and their family deepest condolences.
Our thoughts are with you.