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Close House: 'We've done everything and more than we could have dreamed of'

The British Masters has brought record-breaking crowds and stunning golf to the North East during an unforgettable week.

Organisers say they are delighted with the turn out, having had over 60,000 people come to watch world class golf in the region.

And maybe the real winner was Close House itself, which made the most of it's time in the golfing spotlight:


Fowler wins PGA Seniors Championship

Peter Fowler, winner of the PGA Seniors Championship Credit: European Tour Productions

Australian Peter Fowler has won the PGA Seniors golf championship near Newcastle.

It was held at Close House golf course at Heddon-on-the-Wall.

Fowler finished on 12 under par, three shots ahead of the Austrian, Gordon Manson. It was Fowler's second win in consecutive tournaments after victory in Jersey last week.

Englishman Carl Mason was fourth on eight under par.

Gary Speed's parents: "You don't think you'll ever be happy again"

The family of former Newcastle United player Gary Speed has been in Durham today, meeting up with famous sportsmen and women from across the region for a memorial golf match in his name.

Gary died in 2011. His family said they believe he was battling depression at the time of his death, and want to encourage more people to talk openly about the illness.

Watch Frances Read's report:

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