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VIDEO: Wirral golfer gets civic approval

Warrington Guardian:

2:44pm Thursday 7th August 2014

FACTORY worker John Singleton, who secured a place in the Open Golf Championship at Royal Liverpool with borrowed clubs, has been given civic recognition for his achievement.

The Open Championship in numbers

Warrington Guardian:

3:46pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AS with any big event, a lot of planning and organisation went in to Hoylake's staging of the Open Championship. Here we look at some of the statistics behind the tournament.

Railway was the fairway to go to the Open

Warrington Guardian:

3:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

More than 60,000 people used the railway to travel between Liverpool and Hoylake and, with the same numbers travelling back to the city, more than 120,000 journeys were made using the Merseyrail service during the four days.

Wirral's warm Open welcome praised by council leaders

Warrington Guardian:

1:06pm Monday 21st July 2014

“There has been an unprecedented amount of positive media interest in Hoylake and Wirral as a result of the championship and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive." - Cllr Phil Davies.

Police praise Open visitors

Warrington Guardian:

11:40am Monday 21st July 2014

MERSEYSIDE Police has thanked the golf spectators who attended the Open Championship for helping to make the event a huge success.

RE-READ: The Open: The fourth and final day

Warrington Guardian: The Claret Jug is presented to each year's winner of The Open Championship

10:06am Sunday 20th July 2014

Live coverage of the final round of the Open at Royal Liverpool.

The Open: What made it special

Warrington Guardian:

AS Hoylake says farewell to the 143rd Open Championship, we look back at some of the highlights of the tournnament, captured by Globe photographer Paul Heaps.

Rory celebrates by drinking red wine from Claret Jug - but now sets sights on more major success

Warrington Guardian:

9:28am Monday 21st July 2014

Rory McIlroy celebrated his Open triumph by drinking red wine out of the Claret Jug, but was also quick to target more major success following his hard-fought win at Royal Liverpool.

VIDEO: More than 200,000 watch as Rory McIlroy wins the Open Championship at Hoylake

Warrington Guardian:

8:16pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Rory McIlroy is the winner of the Open 2014 at Hoylake.

Perfect Sunday start for Rory at Royal Liverpool

Warrington Guardian:

4:48pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Rory McIlroy's bid to win the Open Championship got off to the perfect start on Sunday at Royal Liverpool.

The Open: Day two

Warrington Guardian: The Claret Jug is presented to each year's winner of The Open Championship

7:40am Friday 18th July 2014

Live updates from Hoylake as the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Woods not in the driving seat at Open

Warrington Guardian: Tiger Woods during Hoylake's Open Golf championship in 2006

5:13pm Friday 18th July 2014

Three-time champion Tiger Woods abandoned his no-driver policy for the second round of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool and it cost him dearly.

Birthday boy George Coetzee celebrates with round of 69 at Hoylake

Warrington Guardian:

2:32pm Friday 18th July 2014

South African George Coetzee showed what could be done despite the windy conditions at Royal Liverpool as he celebrated his birthday in style with a round of 69.

Windy conditions take hold at Open

Warrington Guardian: DISBELIEF: Australia's Adam Scott looks dejected after missing his putt on the 18th yesterday

12:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

Windier conditions on the second day of the 143rd Open Championship prevented the morning starters making significant inroads into Rory McIlroy's overnight lead.

McIlroy hoping for good Friday at Hoylake

Warrington Guardian:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Open Championship leader Rory McIlroy will take to the Royal Liverpool links later looking to avoid the dreaded second-round syndrome which has dogged him all year.

Wirral job boost as the eyes of the world fall on the borough for The Open

Warrington Guardian: The Contact Company

9:24pm Thursday 17th July 2014

More than 100 new jobs will be created within the next six months by the Contact Company.

RE-READ: Day one: The Open gets into full swing

Warrington Guardian: The Claret Jug is presented to each year's winner of The Open Championship

5:34am Thursday 17th July 2014

Live updates from Hoylake as the 143rd Open Championship tees off at Royal Liverpool.

'Be safe in the sun' advice as Open golf fans swelter in heatwave

Warrington Guardian: Watch out for elderly neighbours in heatwave

1:24pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Wirral's public health chief is urging golf fans to take precautions as the Royal Liverpool course swelters in a heatwave.

Justin Rose would become world number one if he clinches Open at Hoylake

Warrington Guardian: Justin Rose faces tough competition in the battle to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Former US Open champion Justin Rose has the added incentive of being able to become world number one by winning his second major title in the Open Championship at Hoylake.

Hoylake delivers perfect conditions on first day of Open Championship

Warrington Guardian:

11:59am Thursday 17th July 2014

Perfect conditions have provided plenty of scoring opportunities on the first day of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake.

Birkenhead man arrested at the Open after crashing in to security guard while trying to steal a golf buggy

Warrington Guardian: Police crackdown on ant-social behaviour in Birkenhead

9:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN has been arrested after colliding with a security guard while attempting to drive a golf buggy out of the gates at the Open Championship at Hoylake.

Karlsson sets early lead at Open as sunshine brings ideal scoring conditions

Warrington Guardian:

12:06pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Sweden's Robert Karlsson has set the early clubhouse lead on the first day of the 143rd Open Championship.

Hoylake bookie Tom Watson dreads namesake winning Open

Warrington Guardian:

11:35am Thursday 17th July 2014

Hoylake betting shop manager Tom Watson dreads his golfing namesake winning the Open.

UPDATE: Break-in won't change my opinion of Hoylake, says pop-up golf shop owner

Warrington Guardian:

4:03pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THIEVES targeted Vic Tolhurst's pop-up Golf shop in Hoylake this week.

VIDEO: Tiger Woods: "I want to finish first at Open"

Warrington Guardian:

1:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Tiger Woods needed just one word to describe what an acceptable finishing position would be on his return to major championship action in the 143rd Open Championship - first.

VIDEO: Rory McIlroy: "The Open is very important to me"

Warrington Guardian:

10:15am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Two-time major winner Rory McIlroy spent some time outlining how he plans to combat his debilitating second-day syndrome.

VIDEO: Wirral takes centre stage as the 'Friendly Open' gets underway

Warrington Guardian:

3:45pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Emma Rigby reports from Hoylake's Royal Liverpool golf course as a world-wide TV audience of millions gets ready to watch the sport's most prestigious tournament.

Open practice for Tiger at Hoylake

Warrington Guardian: Tiger Woods

2:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Tiger Woods stepped up his preparation for this week's Open Championship with his first practice round at Hoylake on Saturday.

No home advantage for Justin Rose as he gets set for Open

Warrington Guardian:

1:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Justin Rose will try to forget that he is on home soil as he looks to make the Open Championship his third victory in succession this week.

VIDEO: Tiger Woods: 'It's great to be back in Hoylake'

Warrington Guardian:

12:16pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

EIGHT years having passed since Tiger Woods lifted the Claret Jug at Hoylake – and the golfing legend says it feels great to be back in the town that helped him through such a difficult time in his life.

Tiger handed early start at Open

Warrington Guardian: Tiger Woods

10:51am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Tiger Woods will not have to wait too long to make his competitive return to Hoylake in the 143rd Open Championship, which gets under way on Thursday.

Spotted: Open star enjoys World Cup final in Warrington pub

Warrington Guardian:

7:55am Tuesday 15th July 2014

FORGET the World Cup final regulars at the Hatton Arms got to spend the evening with real life sporting superstar Lee Westwood.

VIDEO: Wirral factory worker prepares to make his mark at Royal Liverpool

Warrington Guardian:

12:11pm Monday 14th July 2014

John Singleton, from Moreton, will tee off alongside USA’s Peter Uihlein and Scotland’s Marc Warren at 10.32am.

All eyes will be on Tiger at Hoylake

Warrington Guardian: BACK PROBLEM: Tiger Woods will miss the US Masters due to a back problem, compelting an unwanted career grand slam, having previously been forced out of the other three majors through injury

8:50am Monday 14th July 2014

Nick Faldo believes Tiger Woods will provide compelling viewing at Hoylake this week, whether he produces good, bad or ugly golf.

Traffic, travel, bin collections and social care - all you need to know about the 2014 Open Championship

Warrington Guardian: PRESTIGIOUS: The Claret Jug at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club where the Open takes place during July

2:57pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Wirral Council has issued a comprehensive guide for residents and visitors during the tournament..

Footpaths to be closed during Open Championship

Warrington Guardian: The Claret Jug, or to use its proper name, The Golf Champion Trophy, is presented to each year’s winner of The Open Championship.

10:53am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Several footpaths are to be closed to the public during the Open Golf Championship.

Volunteers to extend warm Wirral welcome to Open Golf visitors

Warrington Guardian:

10:27am Wednesday 9th July 2014

people from across the globe at next week’s Open Golf Championship at Hoylake. Since January this around 250 Wirral people have benefitted from a similar training regime to that undertaken by volunteers working at the 2012 London Olympics.

Chance to have your photograph taken with famous Open golf Claret Jug

Warrington Guardian: The Claret Jug, or to use its proper name, The Golf Champion Trophy, is presented to each year’s winner of The Open Championship.

10:12am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Steve Stricker (USA) has withdrawn from The Open Championship and is replaced by Ryo Ishikawa of Japan.

Thornton Hall is Open Golf's headquarters hotel

Warrington Guardian: Thornton Hall Hotel

8:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

THE four-star hotel was chosen by golf's governing body R&A as their base for the entire week of the event.

VIDEO: From the factory to the fairway

Warrington Guardian:

10:10am Thursday 3rd July 2014

JOHN Singleton, from Moreton, qualified for a place in The Open Championship after a four-man play-off this week.

Twelve secure their places at Hoylake Open

Warrington Guardian:

10:22am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

TWELVE players have secured their places at The Open Championship at the conclusion of Final Qualifying at Sunningdale, Gailes Links, Woburn and Hillside.

Bromborough engineer throws a spanner in the works for Open Golf

Warrington Guardian:

4:41pm Monday 30th June 2014

VISITORS to this year's Open Golf Championship will be able to see a different kind of golfer thanks to the creativity and engineering of one Wirral sculptor.

Hoylake church aims for holy in one with golf course overhaul for Open

Warrington Guardian: Rev Paul Rossiter believes the games of golf and lilfe have much in common

4:16pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A Hoylake church is to be transformed into a golf course to coincide with this year's Open Golf Championship.

Primary school pupils get a taste for the Open at New Brighton's Mini-Championship golf course

Warrington Guardian: test

1:32pm Friday 6th June 2014

Primary school children in Wirral are gearing up on the "Road to The Open" by taking part in a specially-designed golf tournament.

More overseas players secure their places in the Open at Hoylake

Warrington Guardian: Golf

1:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Dong-Kyu Jang, Juvic Pagunsan, Hyung-Tae Kim and Tomohiro Kondo secured their places in The Open Championship on Saturday after the final round of the Open Qualifying Series Japan – Mizuno Open.

Open Golf Championship: New film promotes best of Wirral to the world

Warrington Guardian: Perch Rock lighthouse at New Brighton

2:28pm Friday 9th May 2014

The film, funded by European money, relies heavily on imagery to get its message across.

Recruitment drive to fill 1,000 temporary jobs at Hoylake Open Golf Championship

Warrington Guardian: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

11:05am Friday 2nd May 2014

A major drive is being launched in Wirral to fill up to 1,000 temporary jobs for the Open Championship this July.

VIDEO: Hi-tech innovations and a cauldron arena when Hoylake hosts Open Golf Championship

Warrington Guardian: The Claret Jug, or to use its proper name, The Golf Champion Trophy, is presented to each year’s winner of The Open Championship.

1:24pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PREPARATIONS are well underway for Wirral's biggest event of the decade - the Open Golf Championship at Hoylake.

Community projects made a reality thanks to Love Wirral grants

Warrington Guardian: Cllr Brian Kenny

10:28am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Council funding will allow 80 local projects to carry out environmental improvements in their neighbourhood ahead of the Open Golf Championship.

Wirral cabbies to be trained as 'ambassadors' for Open Golf Championship

Warrington Guardian: Wirral cabbies to be trained as 'ambassadors' for Open Golf Championship

9:43am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Wirral taxi drivers are being trained to act as ambassadors for the borough.

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