No Surprise Westwood Confirms Close House GC Course He Co-Designed As 2017 British Masters Host Venue.

It was hardly a surprise Lee Westwood has chosen Close House as next year’s 2017 British Masters host venue https://closehouse.com/british-masters/

Westwood has been representing Close House, near Newcastle upon Tyne for some time and with the Tour  confirming the event will be staged from September 28-October 1 next year.

In fact, just days after the 2013 Open at Muirfield, Westwood was on hand at Close House to unveil the Lee Westwood Colt and the Lee Westwood Filly courses having been involved in the design and renovation of the two 18-hole courses, working with course architect Scott Macpherson to improve them.

“I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be taking over the hosting duty of the British Masters from Luke [Donald] next year at Close House,” said Westwood.

Lee Westwood unveils in July 2013 the Lee Westwood Filly course at Close House.

Lee Westwood unveils in July 2013 the Lee Westwood Filly course at Close House.

“It’s somewhere I’m obviously very well connected with. I’m sure it’ll be a fantastic test of golf and I’m sure all of the players will enjoy coming up to the North East and testing their skills around Close House – https://closehouse.com/british-masters/

“It’s not the longest golf course but it’s tricky in places. It can be quite tight and undulating. The wind can come into play a lot as people know who’ve been to the North East. It’ll test everybody out.

“There’s a little bit of water on the course as well which keeps it interesting and it’s always in fantastic condition.”

Close House chosen by Lee Westwood to host 2017 British Masters,

Close House chosen by Lee Westwood to host 2017 British Masters,

Westwood now follows Ian Poulter (Woburn – 2015) and Luke Donald (2016 The Grove) as the British Masters host and admits it’s good to see the event attracting such big stars and hopes to see it brought to different parts of the country.

“Obviously the British Masters is back on the map and I think we should try move it around a little bit to let everybody in Britain see it. It’s been down in the London area for a few years now so it’ll be nice to take it further afield.”

Close House  owner,Graham Wylie, added: “The North East loves its sport and we don’t get many great events up there but when they do turn up, we support them in tremendous fashion.

“Getting the event here next year is tremendous for the region because everyone will be talking about it and supporting it.”

Lee Westwood to host 2017 British Masters at Close House.

Lee Westwood to host 2017 British Masters at Close House.



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