Young Fitz races to Yorkshire Amateur title

A dash back to see his coach after his opening round propelled Alex Fitzpatrick to a record winning score in the Yorkshire Amateur Championship. The Hallamshire member spread-eagled the field with a scintillating 23 under par total of 265 to win by 13 shots, adding the men’s title to the boys’ championship he won earlier this year. Fitzpatrick struggled to find the fairway in his opening round of 69 and relied on his iron play which has been nothing short of spectacular all year long. He jumped in the car and made his way back to Pete Cowen’s Academy in Rotherham and managed to catch the major championship winning coach in the car park as he was about to head home. “Luckily we caught Pete ju

Konyk and O'Grady do Yorkshire proud in Longest Drive comps

HUDDERSFIELD golf professional Dan Konyk smashed his way to victory in the American Golf UK Long Drive Championship. Konyk, 40, rolled back the clock to produce a series of enormous drives – including one of 430 yards to take down the reigning U.K. champion and several European Tour champions. It was his fourth win in the event and came 18 years after his first. Dan reigns supreme yet again in the U.K. Konyk was scheduled to go on and represent American Golf and the U.K. in the World Championships in the U.S. this month. After securing victory, Konyk, who owns Woodlands Driving Range in Barnsley, said: “To win back the U.K. title for the fourth time and 18 years after my first is an incred

Yorkshire Boys set the standard in English Championship win

Yorkshire set a new record in powering their way to victory in the English Boys’ County Championship, beating Berks, Bucks & Oxon 7-2 in the final day’s title decider at Northamptonshire County Golf Club. In the three-day round robin, also involving Staffordshire and Somerset, the Tykes were in impressive form, conceding just 4.5 points in their 27 games. The classy performance gave them their first title since 2012, their eighth overall and wiped out the memories of last year when they lost by just half a point. The Yorkshire Boys team (Image courtesy of Leaderboard Photography) Team manager Philip Woodcock said: “The boys have done really well and I am absolutely chuffed, thrilled to piece

Sandburn Hall Course Review

“ATTEN-SHUN! Eyes front! For-ward …. march!” Actually, there’s nothing at all military-style about the folk at Sandburn Hall Golf Club – quite the contrary. You can’t even hear the distant drift of commands to the troops at the nearby Strensall Army Camp on the outskirts of York. Still, the analogy is quite apposite in the current exciting circumstances. With military precision, the modern club and recreation complex has embarked on a six year improvement programme to ‘future proof’ the championship 18-hole golf course which was completed in 2004 and opened for play in 2005. The view from the 4th fairway Sandburn is now into the second year of a schedule of course improvements designed by ac

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