Ones to watch

She may only be 10-years-old, but Amy Burton is already making a name for herself in North East golf.

Amy, from Wynyard Golf Club, had a fantastic 2019 and was named Durham County Junior Player of the Year.

At county level, she won the George Crawford Trophy and Appleby Bowl. She also won three Northern Junior Golf Tour events and was part of the Durham team in the event’s Grand Final – where she won girls’ best nett and best gross.

On top of that, she won the inaugural Mini Storm event, setup by Graeme Storm.

She also won the Wee Wonders Final and qualified for the Grand Final (Great Britain and Ireland) in Scotland on top of scoring 43 points at the Northern Counties Jamboree and finishing runner-up in the overall competition.

Chester-le-Street’s Lucy Nimmo will also be one to watch after winning the county’s Most Improved Golfer Trophy. Last year she won the County Mixed and Junior County greensomes titles. She was also chosen to play in the Northern Counties Jamboree, which she won with 44 points. In 2019 she reduced her handicap from 31 to 18.

Meanwhile, the county’s 2020 season got underway with a team event at Wynyard, which was won by Cassidy Hamilton and Annika Mitchell from Bishop Auckland, Amy Burton from Wynyard and Cara Weddell from Barnard Castle.