Daly has the last laugh

THE team talk delivered by honorary Yorkshire skipper John Daly in the second running of the War of the Roses couldn’t stop the trophy heading back over the Pennines. Addressing his troops from the balcony of the Moor Allerton clubhouse the two-time major winner told them in true tongue in cheek Wild Thing fashion: “Let’s get drunk, play fast and if you can cheat and not get caught, do it. We can win this thing!” All this while Lancashire captain Paul Scholes was nonchalantly stroking away on the putting green below. The speech left many of his team slightly bemused including former Huddersfield Giant Eorl Crabtree, who was one of several celebrities representing the Tykes. Big Eorl said: “

Cowen's latest world-beater

New US Open champion Gary Woodland revealed how a message on the eve of his final round from his coach Pete Cowen helped him to win his first major championship. Woodland, who held off Brooks Koepka to win by three shots at Pebble Beach said: “He sent me an unbelievable text this morning that had nothing to do with my golf swing or technique. He said: Every man dies, but not every man lives, and you live for this moment. “So that - I thought about that a lot today. He's been amazing for me.” Woodland’s win will have come as no surprise to Yorkshireman Cowen or members of his Rotherham academy. Last December during the annual Q&A he delivers free to his members, Cowen told the assembled audie

Rochelle mixing with the stars

Rochelle with legend Annika Sorenstam Life on the road is never dull for a professional golfer as Woodsome Hall’s Rochelle Morris is quickly finding out. Spain, France and Switzerland are just three of the countries she has visited in recent weeks before spending a week at home to celebrate her 24th birthday. Annika Sorenstam won 93 professional events during a spectacular career and was the host for the La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational in Spain on the Ladies European Tour. Morris said: “La Reserva was an absolute dream to play as the course was in fantastic condition and the set-up of the event was second to none. Annika was hosting the event which was super exciting for all of us co

Mixed feelings for Chris

Some putting practice in the heat Two weeks in the Czech Republic culminated in my best Challenge Tour finish so far this year with a tie for 15th in D+D Real Challenge at Kaskado Golf Resort. But I left with mixed feelings. Yes, it was my best result in a while, and may even have sneaked me a few world ranking points back after plummeting down to 1000 in the world from a career high this time last year of 258. I also feel I have made some progress with some of the changes I’ve made, but I know I have more in the tank so I’m excited about what the rest of the season has in store. After what felt like the quickest 24 hours at home ever, it was straight back on the road and a 3am alarm call be

Brunton's the Master in Leeds

Former European Tour player David Brunton won the Leeds Senior Masters by two shots after holding off fellow Lancastrian Mark Ashworth. Clitheroe’s Ashworth posted a clubhouse score of seven under after setting a new course record of 64, but Brunton, who plays out of Manchester’s Ringway Golf Club, added a 68 to his first day 67 for a nine under par tally that was good enough by two shots Brunton has been what he describes as a “full-time player” for most of his life and like defending champion David Shacklady has been a regular winner on the PGA North region Brunton said:” Fair play to the staff here at Wike Ridge in getting the course in such great condition given the amount of rain that h

Ben's a real knockout

Rotherham teenager Ben Schmidt continues to carry all before him this year and his latest success came in the Henry Cooper Junior Masters. Schmidt opened with a 66 at Nizels Golf Club in Essex and followed up with rounds of 71, 71 and 70 for a ten under par total of 278 which handed him a five shot win over nearest rival Max Hopkins, from Bishop Stortford. He later admitted that his best golf of the week had come in the rounds where he shot in the 70’s, but on day one the putts dropped for him when he played “no better than solid”. Schmidt didn’t arrive back at his Tankersley home from Essex until well past midnight and a few hours later was on the tee at Alwoodley where he also won the

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