GOLF: Skipper Bott welcomes Northants competition

Northants are expected to go with a blend of youth and experience for their first and second team friendlies with Warwickshire on Sunday, at Wellingborough GC and The Henley GC respectively.

Meghan MacLaren enjoyed winning the New South Wales Open in the traditional style

GOLF: Dan’s the man as he eases to big victory in Portugal

Northants professional Dan Wood was the outstanding player in the NPGA Winter Series Overseas Pro-Am in Portugal.

Jensen Parfitt had to settle for second behind Jack Johnson in the February Saturday Stableford at Collingtree

GOLF: Tricky start as Northampton aim to go one better in 2018

Northampton have been handed a tricky opening Hollingsworth Trophy Group D match at Northants County later this month as they look to go one better than their runners-up finish in 2017.

Baylie Pyke triumphed in the ladies' February Midweek Medal at Overstone Park

GOLF: Hull the pick of Europeans to tie seventh in Australia

Top county professional Charley Hull finished as the highest placed European golfer in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open as she grabbed a share of seventh place in Adelaide.

HE'S A WINNER - Mark Stockdale won the junior February nine-hole event at Overstone Park

GOLF: Tough Junior League draw for the defending champs

Defending champions Northampton B have been handed a challenging draw in the 2018 Junior League as they face home and away matches against Kettering A and Peterborough Milton A.

County teenager Ben Jones was part of the England Boys team that beat Finland, Iceland and Germany, and drew with winners Spain, to finish third in the Costa Ballena Octagonal Match

GOLF: New trophies up for grabs as youngsters bid for glory

New gross and net trophies will be up for grabs in the boys and girls categories of the 2018 Junior Order of Merit as young golfers have the opportunity to compete in a series of events this season.

New Northampton GC captain Ian Clarkson tees off

GOLF: New captains get in the swing at Northampton!

Ian Clarkson and Olly Hickman braved the cold conditions to strike their first tee shots as the new men’s and ladies club captains at Northampton.

Ashby Drive-In is Sach an easy thing to do! - former Northants wicket-keeper and Test cricket umpire George Sharp ignores the pressure after becoming club captain at Cold Ashby

GOLF: Ton-up quartet claim Letts crown at Kingsthorpe GC

Ash Patel, Jason Spence, Gavin Hitchcock and Matt Landers were the quartet to beat in the Martin Letts Competition at Kingsthorpe GC after shooting an excellent winning score of 100 points.

Teenage golfer Ben Jones has been promoted to the England A training squad (Picture: Leaderboard Photography)

GOLF: Promotion for teenager Jones as he joins the England A squad

Northants County member Ben Jones has been promoted from the England Under-18’s squad to the England A men’s squad for the 2018 training programme.

TOP BOY - Dan Lavender was named Golfer Of The Year in Northampton GC's junior section's awards. Lavender is pictured with his prize and club professional Nick Soto

GOLF: County youngsters aiming to emulate star McIlroy

Northants has three young golfers competing in the 21st Faldo Series Grand Final this week as Callum Farr, Tiger Adams and Charlie Salter chase glory in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Gary Malin won the Kingsthorpe Medal

GOLF: Malin’s 66 of the best sees him secure Kingsthorpe Medal

Gary Malin’s brilliant net 66 secured first place in the Kingsthorpe Medal as the 13-handicapper finished two strokes clear.

CHAMPION - Northants County's Charlie Salter

GOLF: Salter and Darnell claim NGL Matchplay titles

Northants County’s Charlie Salter and Ellie Darnell of Wellingborough capped wonderful seasons by winning the NGL Boys and Girls Matchplay titles respectively at Northampton.

James and Emily Nunn claimed the Generation Cup at Kingsthorpe

GOLF: Jones and Williams steer county juniors to the top

Northamptonshire are looking to build on another magnificent year of junior golf after the County topped the standings in the 2017 England Golf Boys Order of Merit.

Collingtree's Ian Tait rolls in a putt during his club's win over Oundle

GOLF: Seventh heaven for Collingtree as they land handicap title

Collingtree Park lifted their seventh NGL Handicap League crown in the 21-year history of the competition after defeating Oundle 6-0 in the final at Peterborough Milton.

Danielle Edwards and Laura Gilder enjoyed success at the County Ladies Seniors Championship at Whittlebury Park

GOLF: Northants boys produce stunning fightback to stun Leicestershire

Northants Under-14’s Boys team showed their battling qualities with a stunning 11 holes to nine victory against Leicestershire in a friendly at Peterborough Milton.

Northampton's Elliot Strickland topped the net standings in the 2017 NGL Boys Order Of Merit

GOLF: Super Strickland smiling as he tops order of merit

Elliot Strickland of Northampton topped the net standings in the 2017 NGL Boys Order of Merit, while Kettering’s Joseph Hyde won the gross competition.

Kingsthorpe claimed a thrilling win in the Intermediate League Final

GOLF: Lavender, Matthews and Amos seal League success for Northampton B

Northampton B were crowned Junior League champions after defeating Peterborough Milton B in the final at Whittlebury Park.

WINNERS - Paul Askew (left) and Liam Askew (right) are awarded the Stableford Cup trophy by Cold Ashby captain Jim Wallis

GOLF: Paul and Liam keep it in the family at Cold Ashby

Paul Askew and Liam Askew (Cold Ashby) added another county title to their collection as they lifted the NGL Stableford Cup with a magnificent score of 88 points on their home course.

Karl Byron helped Cold Ashby book a semi-final spot in clinical fashion as they made it seven wins in seven matches

Lavender and Matthews battle to bag Northampton a draw

Northampton began the season with a battling performance in Group D of the NGL Junior League as they secured a 2-2 draw at reigning champions Peterborough Milton A.
OPEN EXPERIENCE - Paul Broadhurst and Tim Rouse pictured at Royal Birkdale

GOLF: Broadhurst so close as he misses out on Open cut by two shots

Golfers and golfing fans of all ages from Northants enjoyed the opportunity to watch the best players in the world compete in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Lancashire.

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