Articles by: Lewis Goodwin

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives trough turn 2 during the second practice session at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne, Friday, March 23, 2018. The first race of the 2018 seasons is on Sunday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

    F1 Race Preview: Melbourne, Australia

    March 23, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Melbourne plays host to the first chapter of the Formula One season this March, with Mercedes looking to defend their dominance. The track doesn’t poccess any severe corners but still creates a threat, as drivers haven’t raced competitively in over four months. Turns 11 and 12 are where drivers need to […]

  • 2017 Masters Champion Danny Willett in action

    Ten of the best Masters memories

    March 13, 2018 at 10:51 am

    With the 2018 Masters less than a month away, SportsByte takes a look at ten of the most famous moments in history from Augusta National. 10. Danny Willet – 2016 After three rounds American Jordan Speith led at Augusta by five shots. The 22 year old started to crumble on […]

  • Ireland's Paul Dunne celebrates with the trophy during day four of the British Masters at Close House Golf Club, Newcastle.

    Close House – Home of the British Masters 2017

    December 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    2017 saw the British Masters come to the North East’s Close House Golf Club in Newcastle. Records were broken as crowds reached 60, 000 for the whole week, a new record for the tournament and North East professional Graeme Storm finished fourth in his local tournament. Storm told SportsByte: “To […]

  • Hartlepool's Graeme Storm

    Storm looks back on successful season

    December 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Hartlepool’s Graeme Storm has witnessed an extraordinary 2017 season start to finish. From winning his second tournament on the European Tour, clinching the BMW South Africa Open back in January. Beating Rory McIlroy by one shot in a playoff. Storm exclusively told SportsByte: “This season was a hugely successful one […]

  • Williams too strong for Gateshead’s Elliot Slessor

    Williams too strong for Gateshead’s Elliot Slessor

    November 28, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Elliot Slessor advanced to his first ranked semi final, only to be beaten by six frames to two, by two time world snooker champion Mark Williams. Slessor revealed: “Basically [I] just tried to play my best all the time, to see how far it got me.” Slessor had the chance […]

  • North east duo stun the favourites at the Northern Irish Open

    North east duo stun the favourites at the Northern Irish Open

    November 24, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    John Higgins and Ronnie O’Sullivan were both knocked out of the Northern Irish Open by Tyneside’s Gary Wilson and Elliot Slessor. Slessor beat O’Sullivan  4-1 to progress to the last eight, ending Ronnie’s chances of a £1 million bonus. With an opening 62 to clinch the 1st frame Slessor controlled […]

  • Sunderland look to topple lead leaders and bitter rivals Newcastle on Wednesday.

    Solid week for North East golfer Graeme Storm

    November 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    North East pro Graeme Storm this week managed a 10th placed finish at the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa. Storm shot a decent first round 69, with an eagle and four birdies, to put himself in contention. However a second round 75 soon put him back in the middle of […]

  • North East junior golfers battle in Portugal

    North East junior golfers battle in Portugal

    November 11, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    The junior Quinto Do Lago Golf Championship this year included Tyneside’s James Wilson and County Durham’s Jessica Hall. Wilson found himself with a share of the overnight lead, but shot a final round 74 to miss out on victory by one. Meanwhile, Jessica Hall was nicely placed after 18 holes, […]

  • Sunderland look to topple lead leaders and bitter rivals Newcastle on Wednesday.

    Simpson falls short as he misses cut in Portugal

    November 9, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Wearside professional golfer James Simpson missed the cut at the Sky Sports Tour Championship held at the Oceanico Faldo Course this week. The Algarve based tournament was the season final of the Europro season, in which Simpson finished 51st. The tournament winner, Adam Chapman, shot 9 under par over three […]