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Young golfers shoot for glory

As the final Major of the year, the PGA Championship, gets underway in the USA, a little closer to home the search is on for Britain's next golfing star.

Royal Birkdale is the venue for the 89th Boys Amateur Championship.

Among the 64-strong field is a teenager from Merseyside who's hoping to shine on his local course.

He's been speaking to Chris Hall.


Macclesfield Golf Club members celebrate Ryder Cup win

Members at Macclesfield Golf Club are celebrating Europe's Ryder Cup success after Jamie Donaldson clinched the crucial point to win the famous trophy.

Members of Macclesfield Golf Club celebrate Ryder Cup success Credit: Paul Crone, ITV Granada

With 13 and a half points already on the board, Donaldson initially made sure Europe would retain the trophy as holders by guaranteeing half a point against Bradley by holding a four-hole lead with four to play.

But he then sealed outright victory in style, hitting his approach to the 15th to within inches of the hole and prompting the captains to shake hands before he had reached the green.

Today, members at his home club in Macclesfield have been toasting his success.


Women's Open set to tee off in Southport

Crowds at Royal Birkdale Credit: PA

The Women's Open Golf championship starts at Royal Birkdale in Southport today. Thousand of fans are expected to turn out to watch the tournament, it's the sixth time the championship has been held there.

Reigning champion Stacy Lewis will be there to defend her title as well as the world number one Inbee Park. The Championship runs until Sunday.

Stacy Lewis Credit: PA
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