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Alastair Taylor's golf tips

Everyone wants to hit the ball further off the tee and there are certain aspects which must happen for this to be achieved.
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The winning Lancashire team (Picture courtesy Leaderboard Photography)

Lancashire seniors are national champions

Lancashire are the new English Senior Men’s County Champions – regaining their crown in a thrilling finale at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club in Gloucestershire.

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Andrew Westwell (picture courtesy Leaderboard Photography)

Lancashire golf battle does down to wire

The battle of the champions will unfold today as Lancashire and BB&O (Berks, Bucks & Oxon) and go head-to-head in the title-deciding match at the English Senior Men’s County Finals.

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Magical memories of the Gazette Matchplay 2016 in Portugal

Newly crowned Gazette Matchplay Golf champion Justin Hatcher of the Herons Reach club is back home in Blackpool with some great stories to tell about four fabulous days in Portugal, where he won our annual tournament, so generously sponsored by Blacktax and the Airport Transfer group.

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Crowther - in fine form for Lancashire

Red Rose golfers off to flying start

Lancashire golfers marked their return to the English Senior Men’s County Finals with a hefty 8.5-0.5 win over Worcestershire at Chpping Sodbury on Tuesday,

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Gazette Matchplay 2016 winner Justin Hatcher (centre) with sponsors Ian Wharmby (right, of Blacktax) and Phil Barker of the Airport Transfer Group

Hatcher wins 'Battle of Herons Reach' to take Gazette Matchplay crown in Portugal

Justin Hatcher of Herons Reach Golf Club will never forget his first-ever trip to Portugal – he will be returning home on Sunday with The Gazette Matchplay Trophy.

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Gazette Matchplay semi-finalists at Penina (from left): Justin Hatcher, Brad Sarjantson, Steve Richardson and Simon Burnett

Herons Reach duo to contest Gazette Matchplay decider in Portugal

Saturday's final of The Gazette Matchplay golf tournament will be all-Herons Reach clash in Portugal between former winner Brad Sarjantson and first-time finalist Justin Hatcher.

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Rita Fletcher with Arnold Palmer in 1993

Rita’s magical meeting with Arnold Palmer

Golf lovers the world over will always cherish memories of the late, great Arnold Palmer – and one Fylde coast fan has a magical memento to help her remember ‘The King’, who died on Sunday, two weeks after his 87th birthday.

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Ian Crowther - England duty

Golfer Ian looking on the bright side at last

Royal Lytham and St Annes golfer Ian Crowther knows what it’s like to be plunged into the depths of dismay after being cut down by a crippling ankle condition – but now the transformation in his golfing fortunes, and his health, could hardly be more complete.

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Justin Hatcher, Steven Richardson, Simon Burnett and Brad Sarjantsson with sponsors Phil Barker and Ian Wharmby in the centre

Meet our Portugal-bound finalists in the 2016 Gazette Matchplay

Three first-time finalists will soon be packing their clubs for Portugal to contest the grand finale of this year’s Gazette Matchplay ... but standing between them and the coveted trophy is our ace of the Algarve.

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North Shore - scene of Lancashire Open

Parry wins county open in a play-off

Steve Parry ended a long wait to win the James Brearley Lancashire Open Championship, prevailing after a play-off at Blackpool North Shore.

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North Shore - scene of Lancashire Open

Kelly’s eye on Lancashire golf title

St Annes golfer Phil Kelly shared the lead at four under par after day one of the James Brearley Lancashire Open tournament at the Blackpool North Shore course.

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Matthew - delighted

Royal Lytham to stage women’s Open in 2018

The Ricoh Women’s British Open will take place at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in 2018, it was announced today.

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D-day for Clarke

Clarke makes Ryder Cup picks

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has selected Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters as his three wild cards for next month’s defence of the trophy at Hazeltine.

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Taylor's golf tips

Alastair Taylor's golf tips

The Herons Reach professional gives some timely advice
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Alastair Taylor advises

Alastair Taylor's golf tips

The Herons Reach professional looks at lessons from The Open

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The winning Baines School trio (Leaderboard Photography)

Baines School trio the best in England

A trio of young Fylde golfers are the toast of their school.

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Hambleton pupils enjoy Tri-Golf in Thornton

Children giving golf a Tri

Wyre and Fylde schools have launched their drive to compete in next month’s SPAR Lancashire School Games ... a golfing drive, that is.

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Taylor's tips

Alastair Taylor golf tips

Many golfers that I see have a driver that suits them and hit their irons pretty well from six-iron iron down.
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Plant - runaway winner

Lytham Trophy all about Alfie

Alfie Plant defied the tough, testing weather conditions to emerge the runaway winner of the Lytham Trophy, prevailing by seven shots.

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