FOUR local men will be representing North Tyneside in the first ever Northern Golf Masters.
The scratch competition for category one golfers will adopt the format of a professional tour event with first tee announcements, ball spotters and up-to-the-minute live scoring.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.
Over 108 players have qualified so far and a further qualifying event is to be held.
Craig Miller, from Tynemouth Golf Club (handicap of five), Jonathan Brookes, from Holystone and a member of Arcot Hall Golf Club (scratch player), Andrew Stokoe, of Whitley Bay (handicap of four), and Lee Matthewson, of Killingworth (handicap of two), will all be representing North Tyneside in the tournament to find the best player from across North Yorkshire, Teesside, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Cumbria.
Rockliffe Hall’s tour professional Graeme Storm officially launched the event at Rockliffe Hall Golf Club.
The tournament has been created to give the best club golfers across the north the chance to represent their club and be named the number one amateur golfer in the north of England.
So far the tournament has attracted interest from club members across the entire north including as far north as Morpeth, as far south as York, over to Penrith in the west and Whitley Bay in the east.
Supporters for the four from North Tyneside are welcome to attend as spectators on the day.
Further information is available from www.rockliffehall.com/golf/ or by calling (01325) 729988.