Tom and Mia star at Hawkstone

by Marketing

on Fri April 21, 2017

Lindrick's youngsters gave an impressive display in the Midland GU under 16 scratch stroke play tournament at Hawkstone Park this week.

The tournament attracted top junior entries from all over the country and saw 15yo Tom Osborne  (3 hcap) make a last nine push with two birdies to see him tie the overall lead on 216 after three rounds. Tom was unlucky to lose the title in a sudden death play off with Ifield's Charlie Hinton at the first extra hole. Charlie Daughtrey finished three off the lead and youngster Josh Berry was also placed in the event.

In the girls championship, Mia Eales Smith (above) still only 14yo (5 hcap) disputed the lead for all three days before finishing second by only one shot with a 233 total to fellow England squad member Jess Baker from Gosforth.


Bailey wins Darwin Salver

by Marketing

on Wed March 22, 2017

Lindrick's Bailey Gill has won the Bernard Darwin Salver at Rye, in Sussex, by a commanding nine shots.

The wet and windy conditions meant the event was restricted to 54 holes rather than its usual 72-hole format but Bailey had already taken a 10-shot advantage into the final day's play after successive rounds of 65 for a six-under-par 36-hole aggregate.

The current Welsh Youths’ Open Championship and Yorkshire Matchplay Champion added a 78 in near unplayable conditions for a final total of 208 while clubmate Nathan Fell was in eighth position after rounds of 75,71 & 79.

Bailey has made a fast start to the season with the Darwin Salver performance adding to his 7th place finish in the Portugese International Amateur Championship in February and a top 16 placing in the Spanish International Amateur Championship earlier this month. Those results will see Bailey take big strides up the prestigious World Amateur Rankings as well as welcome him to a new handicap of +4.

Early earner for Luke

by Marketing

on Sun March 5, 2017

Lindrick's Luke Jackson has just returned from Spain and Portugal where his early season preparations were boosted by a fourth place finish in the Evolve Pro Tour. The event played at Murcia's La Serena course saw Luke race to an explosive start and was 5 under after 7 holes to end the day in the leading pack with a first round 69. The second day saw Luke scoring birdies on 16 and 18 to ensure he finished in the prize money with an overall score one under par.

John Jacobs OBE, 1925-2017

by Newsdesk

on Sat January 14, 2017

John Jacobs OBE, the founding father of the European Tour and a two-time Ryder Cup captain, has died at the age of 91.

Jacobs will be remembered for the huge influence he has had on European golf, as a player, an innovative coach and as a driving force behind the formation of the European Tour.

A former professional player of note, John was born within a seven iron from Lindrick and learned his golf as a young man on our course and was always closely associated with Lindrick. He played in the 1955 Ryder Cup in California, and was twice a Ryder Cup captain in 1979 and 1981 – significantly the first two events to feature a continental European Team.

His influence on other players was perhaps even more profound through his revered teaching, with his methods shaping the games of golfers across the globe through his coaching schools, best-selling books, videos and television series.

Jacobs revolutionised coaching, teaching golfer the fundamentals of the game through his innovative philosophies based on ball flight, club face alignment and swing path, his parting is a great loss to the game of golf.

Bailey crowned Yorkshire's Champion

by Newsdesk

on Sun September 18, 2016

LINDRICK'S Bailey Gill has added the Yorkshire amateur match play title to the Welsh Open Youths championship that he landed in May.

He edged Ilkley's Ed Cowan by one hole in a keenly-contested final at Selby, where the top 32 players from last month's Yorkshire amateur stroke play championship competed over three days.

But he was severely tested with Cowan fighting back to parity at one stage from three holes down.

Gill birdied the first to take an immediate lead in the final, but Cowan's response - pulling all square at the next - gave an indication of the tense battle that was to follow.
The Lindrick man holed a monster putt for birdie at seven to regain the lead with Cowan struggling after his drive finished under a tree.

The Ilkley man took advantage of Gill's failure to hole a 10ft birdie putt at the par-3 eighth by getting up and down for a half.

Nine and 10 were halved in regulation before Gill holed from 10ft for birdie three at 11 to go two up after Cowan's 15ft putt shaved the hole.

Gill slotted in a birdie putt from around 20ft to win the 12th for a three-hole lead, but struggled with his driving at the next two holes and par was good enough for Cowan to win

The tee at the par-3 15th had been moved right back to a playing length of 230 yards, Cowan applying pressure by finding the centre of the green.

Gill's tee shot finished in a bunker in an awkward lie, and after he failed to get out at the first time of asking, a two-putt par gave Cowan another hole.

The momentum was with him and at the long par-4 16th he played two perfect shots to 10ft. Gill played a superb shot from under a bush and then got up and down for his par, but Cowan carded the birdie to be back to all square.

At the 17th, Gill struck what proved to be the decisive blow by birdieing the hole from 3ft to lead again, although Cowan's 40ft putt finished just short right in the jaws of the hole.There was no coming back this time for Cowan and Gill sealed a one-hole win.

In the semi-final Cowan had overwhelmed Yorkshire county player Martin Brown (Pike Hills) 8&7 while Gill bested Wath's Nick Poppleton, recent winner of the Lee Westwood Trophy, 2&1.

In previous rounds, ultimate champion Gill defeated Jake Hamilton (Huddersfield) 2&1, Shipley's Callum Hey 3&2 and Wheatley's Kealan Lowe at the 20th hole.

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