Slaley hunts out plaudit
Published at 07:41, Wednesday, 13 February 2013
FOR the second year running, Slaley Hall’s Hunting Course has been declared the golfing gem of the North-East.
Despite missing out to the illustrious Open Championship venues of Royal Lytham and St Annes and Royal Birkdale as the best course in the North of England, the De Vere resort’s appearance in the shortlist saw it emerge as the region’s top dog.
The recognition in the annual Today’s Golfer Travel Awards follows yet another hugely successful year for the Tynedale resort which once again welcomed the European Senior Tour’s flagship event, the PGA Seniors Championship.
“We are delighted to be recognised as the leading golf course in the North-East,” said director of golf at De Vere Slaley Hall Keith Pickard,
“It’s an honour for us to sit alongside the likes of Royal Lytham and Royal Birkdale by golfers from across the UK, and it’s a testament to the continued fantastic work by Steve Cram and his team of green staff who present the course in stunning condition all-year round.”
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This week in... 1950Friday, December 15, 1950....
THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.