Golfer Westwood to visit Harrogate next week

Lee Westwood who will be in Harrogate next week.
Lee Westwood who will be in Harrogate next week.

The Lee Westwood Golf Academy will take place at Ashville College and Rudding Park Golf Club next Wednesday to Friday.

The World Number three will attend the camp on Wednesday.

“It gives me a great deal of satisfaction in putting something back into golf because as professionals you take an awful lot out of the game. The Academies cover the whole spectrum, and this is a great way to get started in the game,” said Lee.

His career to date is pretty impressive. He picked up his first golf club at the age of 13 and within two years was junior champion of his home county of Nottinghamshire. He won his first amateur event in 1990 and turned pro in 1993 after winning the British Youth Championship.

As well as playing in the last six Ryder Cup competitions – he has been unbeaten in all five matches twice – his ongoing string of tournament victories and high placings put him at number one in the world rankings at the end of October 2010. Even today, he stands at number three in the world, and he celebrated his 40th worldwide victory with the Nordea Scandinavian Masters in June, putting him joint second in the rankings for the most European tour titles ever, with 18 notched up to date.

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