Ian Knight and Graeme Storm playing the course at Rockliffe Hall
Anna Addison

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Family fun day promised at Northern Golf Masters

Rockliffe Hall has announced a range of activities planned for those attending the North’s first major golf tournament being held on Sunday August 19th.

Rockliffe Hall Golf Club’s inaugural Northern Golf Masters competition will see over 100 golfers compete to be crowned the best in the region and as well as being able to watch friends and family taking part, those coming along can enjoy a host of entertainment and activities.

A breakfast buffet is being served between 6 and 1130am and a two-course traditional Sunday lunch will be available from 12-4pm. In addition, there will be a Pimm’s tent complete with cocktails and entertainment, family games and a treasure hunt. The Clubhouse will be open as normal for dinner on Sunday evening featuring a range of new dishes.

Stratstone Aston Martin will be running a Ride and Drive experiences throughout the day of the event with an Aston Martin Performance Driver on hand to provide more information about the high performance cars. Booking is advised for this.

For those wanting to try something a little bit special, traditional afternoon tea will be served in The Orangery between 2pm and 5pm. As well as its stunning Victorian surroundings, The Orangery is home to TV chef, Kenny Atkinson, and benefits from views across the 1st, 9th and 18th holes of the golf course.

The afternoon tea includes traditional sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones served with clotted cream and jam accompanied by tea or coffee. Booking is essential.

The Northern Golf Masters gives the best club golfers across Teesside, County Durham, North Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Cumbria the chance to represent their club and to be named the number one amateur golfer in the North of England.

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.

Golfers from as far afield as Leeds, York and Silloth-on-Solway have registered to take part in the competition and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

Rockliffe Hall is home to the UK’s longest golf course and has been credited by a number of professional golfers, including Graeme Storm who is Rockliffe Hall’s Touring Professional, as one of the best in the world.

Speaking about the Northern Golf Masters, director of golf at Rockliffe Hall Ian Knight, said: “We’ve been really pleased with the interest in the tournament but we also feel it is important to make the event fun for those coming to watch friends and family. The range of activities offers something for everyone and we’re sure it’s going to be a really lively event.”

For more details contact 01325 729999 or visit http://www.rockliffehall.com/golf/

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Anna Addison .

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