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Royal North Devon Golf Club has become the first club in the UK to ban the use of plastic tees on its course. From January 1, 2020, the Devonshire club’s pro shop will sell only wooden tees, with extra tee bins to be provided around the course to discard the inevitable increase in broken tees.

The Irish Open is set to return to Northern Ireland in 2021 when Portstewart Golf Club in County Derry hosts the European Tour event for the second time in four years.

David Leadbetter is keeping one eye on the future as he rolls back the years with the launch of his ‘homecoming academy’ in Zimbabwe.