Jodi's aiming high

North Yorkshire’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff says her number one goal for this season is to make the Solheim Cup team. She was a member of the victorious 2013 side and made an encouraging start to lining up against the Americans at Gleneagles, Scotland, in September by finishing joint third behind Charley Hull in the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open. The Middleham native shot rounds of 70, 70 and 73 at the Saadiyat Beach Golf club in the United Arab Emirates in the opening tournament on the 2019 Ladies European Tour. Now based in Florida, Shadoff plays mainly on the LPGA Tour in the States but will combine her schedule over there with some European Tour events in a bid to play in her second Solheim C

So close for Fitz at Bay Hill

A STUNNING 8-under round of 64 by Open Champion Francisco Molinari denied Yorkshire’s Matthew Fitzpatrick of the glory in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. The Sheffield golfer had taken a one shot lead into the final round, where his playing partner was reigning tournament champion Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman finished with a final round level par 72 and a tie for 6th place, but Fitzpatrick could only manage two birdies against one bogey in a final round of 71 to finish on -10, two shots behind Molinari. Still, there was some consolation for the 24-year-old five-time European Tour winner with a runners-up cheque for nearly $1 million – a whopping $982,800! It was a great re

TGI Ry's Day!

Howley Hall professional Ryan Rastall is celebrating after picking up the ‘Pro Shop of the Year’ award at the TGI Golf Awards at Trump Turnberry in Scotland. Rastall was four of four nominees for the awards which were presented by golf buying group TGI, and beat off competition from Scotland, Wales and the South of England. He learned the game at Sleaford Golf Club in his native Lincolnshire and represented the county at junior and senior level before moving to Prestbury after his father Tim, who represented the GB & Ireland against the USA in the 1990 PGA Cup, was appointed head professional at the Cheshire club. After studying sports technology at Central Lancashire University, he spent f

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