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Moor Allerton celebrates 90 years in style

LEEDS golf club Moor Allerton is celebrating its 90th anniversary year in style, with a host of fun events taking place to commemorate the milestone.

Originally founded in 1923 as a Jewish golf club, Moor Allerton was based in King Lane in Leeds until the early 1970s, when it moved to Coal Road in the Wke region of the city.

Once short-listed to host the Ryder Cup, it hosted a European Tour event in 1982 – the Car Care Plan International – which should stand it in good stead for hosting a EuroPro Tour competition later this September.

Between now and then, however, there is a full calendar of fun activities and events lined up for both members and guests alike at the club to celebrate the landmark birthday.

These got underway with the customary ‘Captain’s Drive-In’, which saw the 2013 captain, Marshall Newman, get the season off to a fun and flying start dressed in the 1920s attire that would have been worn by Moor Allerton’s founder member Abe Frais.

That was followd by a Hickory Challenge between the club and members of the British Golf Collectors’ Society, which again was played in 1920s costumes. The event was won narrowly by the host club, 3 ½ - 2 ½ the score.

To find out more about how Moor Allerton is celebrating 90 years, log-on to magc.co.uk

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