GO-AHEAD Snainton Golf Centre has plotted a double drive for success across Europe this season.

Owner John Hinchcliffe has agreed a three-year sponsorship deal with 27-year-old pro Alex Belt and a two-year deal with 35-year-old John Wells.

Belt, who hails from Flamborough, will represent Snainton Golf Centre on the PGA Europro Tour, which is featured extensively on Sky Sports television.

The current Yorkshire PGA champion and previous youngest winner of the North Region PGA Champion-ship, Belt has already notched a victory this year after winning the Evolve Pro Tour in Spain in February.

Said Belt: “The quality of the facilities, golf range mats and balls mean I can practice all year round in all conditions (at Snainton) even in the recent sub-zero temperatures.

“The financial support from the association with Snainton Golf is really invaluable and helps me to achieve my goals in the game.”

Looking to improve on his 16th position on last year’s Order of Merit, Belt has high hopes of gaining an all-important top-five finish to qualify for next year’s European Challenge Tour in 2014. His progress can be followed on the www.europrotour.com website or via @alexbeltdevere on Twitter.

Wells, meanwhile, who combines being a pro with a sales and marketing role at Snainton, will represent the centre in all national and regional PGA golf events as part of his two-year deal.

He is also a former Yorkshire PGA Champion, and represented England in the European PGA Team tournament in 2010 and Great Britain and Ireland in the 2011 PGA Cup match against the USA in San Francisco.

He said: “I hope to make the most of it both on and off the golf course. The golfing goal for this year is to qualify for the BMW PGA Championship in 2014 through a top three finish in the North Region PGA Order of Merit.”

Said owner Hinchliffe: “We have being looking for some time to find suitable players to represent Snainton Golf and in Alex and John I believe we have the two best playing professionals in Yorkshire.”

• THE new golf season has got into full swing at Malton & Norton Golf Club.

The Spring Cup, the traditional season opener for the ladies, was won by past captain Isabella Rogerson. She shot a commendable 69 to win by three shots from Jean Mackenzie.

In the Ladies' Golf Foundation Trophy, Carol Wilson battled some tough winds to win by two points from Jean Maloney.

With men's medals also starting, new member Steven Simpson gave a fine showing to back up a third in the midweek medal with a fine 67 to win the monthly medal. This score could have been even better but for a double bogey on the 18th.

The division three winner of the monthly medal, Guy Kennedy, shot an excellent 62, which was helped with a birdie at the tough eighth hole. N Seager also had a day to remember, chipping in at the par-five 10th for an eagle on his way to winning division two.