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Is golf the new cycling for Welcome to Yorkshire? – The Yorkshire Post says

Is golf the new cycling for Welcome to Yorkshire? – The Yorkshire Post says

The scene when Moortown Golf Club held the first Ryder Cup match ever to be played in Britain. Now truly global in every sense, the…

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The scene when Moortown Golf Club held the first Ryder Cup match ever to be played in Britain. Now truly global in every sense, the emergence of highly successful tours for women – and senior players – has brought a new dimension to golf as Welcome to Yorkshire explore the possibility of bringing top events, other than cycling, to the region and the benefits.

Next month’s Senior Gold Classic at the renowned Ilkley Golf Cup is the early foretaste of a tentative plan that could, ultimately, see the region bid to host the prestigious Solheim Cup, the pinnacle of women’s golf.

In the week WtY signalled a desire for Yorkshire to become the walking capital of the world, tourism leaders do now appear to be swinging back into action after a difficult ‘first nine’ to use golfing parlance. Team Europe celebrates their 2019 Solheim Cup success. Could the tournament come to Yorkshire in the next decade? Editor’s note: first and foremost – and rarely have I written down these words with more sincerity – I hope this finds you well.

Almost certainly you are here because you value the quality and the integrity of the journalism produced by The Yorkshire Post’s journalists – almost all of which live alongside you in Yorkshire, spending the wages they earn with Yorkshire businesses – who last year took this title to the industry watchdog’s Most Trusted Newspaper in Britain accolade.

And that is why I must make an urgent request of you: […]

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