Lora relishing new challenge

LORA Fairclough, Lancashire’s most successful golfer at professional and amateur level, has taken up an appointment as a coach at Preston Golf Club.

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Oh brother, twins are real golfing aces

IDENTICAL twins Stephen and Mark Wiggins have always had a lot in common, but their bond recently invaded the sporting arena when Stephen scored a hole-in-one – a month after his brother. Continue reading

Turkey treat for Myserscough students

SOME 42 Myerscough College golf students and staff flew out to Turkey  to work at a major PGA European Tour event. The party spent the week providing assistance at the the Turkish Airlines Open at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal Resort in Belek, Antalya.

2The group carried out a series of key jobs, including caddying, scoring, board carrying, as well as managing the practice ground and media liaison duties.

Staff and students got to rub shoulders with the likes of  Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Jamie Donaldson, Luke Donald and Miguel Angel Jimenez, as well as Colin Montgomerie, who designed the course.

PGA pro Rick Daniels, course leader in Golf Management at Myerscough, said: ‘’This was another unique opportunity that we’re pleased to offer our students as part of their course enrichment, and it was another fantastic chance for them to gain invaluable experience working on a major event on the PGA European Tour.

‘’The party performed admirably throughout the week and the feedback from organisers has been excellent. We’re already looking at returning next year and making this a regular part of what we offer.’’

 

A spokesman for Cheshire-based ISM, the tournament promoters, said: ‘’The students were fantastic and their work ethic and input into the tournament was unbelievable. From the volunteers side we wouldn’t have had such a successful tournament without Myerscough’s involvement.’’

‘’Every one of the students played their part without question or complaint. They were flexible and helpful in everything they did. Some were paired with people who had no knowledge of golf but through help from each of the students they worked with, they soon relaxed and also enjoyed the experience.’’

At the end of the event the Myerscough group played their own min-tournament on the course, with a host of autographed souvenirs donated to the college by the players as a token of their appreciation.

Brunton on target again

DAVID Brunton followed up his victory in the PGA North Mansell Winter Series at Royal Liverpool on Monday with a share of the spoils in the Manchester Alliance at Warrington.

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Tony’s all ‘fired up’ for new role

 TONY McMunn always had a burning ambition to play golf – but was often stymied by his job in the fire service.

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Still time to get into golf

 

CHRISTMAS may be coming, but there are still plenty of opportunities to give golf a go in Cheshire.The longer hours of dark should not stop anyone trying a new hobby as clubs across the county are still offering the chance to get involved with a sport which brings many health and social benefits.

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‘Surprised’ Brunton leads way at Hoylake

PGA North professionals walked in the spikemarks of the great and good when they competed in the third event in the Mansell Finishes Winter Series at Royal Liverpool where the Open Championship was staged back in July.

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