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The English Senior Open gets underway at Rockliffe Hall near Darlington on Friday.
Today, the players have been practicing on the course in a Pro-Am event.
Nick Holmes, Managing Director of Rockliffe Hall, says the North East will benefit from becoming the host venue of the English Senior Open.
Andy Stubbs, Managing Director of the PGA European Senior Tour, has praised the facilities at Rockliffe Hall near Darlington.
The venue is staging the English Senior Open over the next three days.
Rockliffe Hall's attached professional golfer Graeme Storm has been competing in the Pro-Am event at this year's English Senior Open.
The 35-year-old, from Hartlepool, is a member of the PGA European Tour but was playing as an Amateur today because he's too young to compete as a Senior.
Professional golfer Mark James is among the 'past masters' who will be taking part in the English Senior Open at Rockliffe Hall near Darlington this weekend.
The 59-year-old is one of the star names on the PGA European Senior Tour. He had four 'top 5' finishes at The Open Championship and was Europe's Ryder Cup Captain in 1999.