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Competition Breakfast!

Please note that on Saturday morning we will be opening the main lounge from the door adjacent to the putting green for Breakfast Bacon Rolls etc. 

It will be available from 7.15am - 11am. 

Special Members offer - Bacon or Sausage Roll with a hot drink for £3.

Soft spiked golf shoes will be permitted in the designated area using the side door. Simply come in take a seat and wait to be served. Cash only please as the main bar will not be open for use of cards.


Created: 18-Apr-18 18:37

Gents Team News

Sunday 22nd April - 3pm  Knockout Matchplay Handicap 1st Round v Beamish at Home.

1. Andrew Broady 2. Darren Smith 3. Liam Shanley 4. Ian Davidson 5. Ian Smith


Tuesday 1st May - 5pm  North Durham League match away at Whitburn

1. James Walmsley 2. Neil Elborn 3. Ian Davidson 4. Andrew Broady 5. Ben Lloyd 6. Liam Shanley 7. Keith Alexander

Created: 10-Apr-18 09:58

Masters Draw

The Draw for the Masters has been done in conjuction with todays competition:

Your score on Saturday stableford is added to your partners Sunday score and top 3 paid out: 

1st - £26

2nd - £20

3rd - £13

4th - £8


Ben Lloyd - Dustin Johnson

Dave Lowrey - Hadvin

C Mackay - Jason Day

John Mackie - Jon Rahm

Sean Mallenby - Kisner

George Martin - Henrik Stenson 

Mark McCarthy - Jordan Speith

Chris McKenzie - Bubba Watson

Paul Messner - Molinari 

Arnie Minford - Matsuyama 

Geoff Minto - Justin Rose

Rob Muir - Martin Kaymer 

E O'Hara - Kim

Tony Oliver - Matt Kucher 

Carlos Park - Zach Johnson 

Gordon Renton - Tony Finau 

Keith Ridden - Kisner 

Mac Ridley - Mark Leishman 

Mark Robinson - Moore 

Dave Sanderson - Tommy Fleetwood 

Barry Schofield - Matsuyama 

Graham Shord - Jordan Speith 

Peter Smith - Rickie Fowler 

John Stephenson - Jason Day 

Chris Stoddart - Walker 

Carl Thompson - Martin Kaymer 

Michael Thompson - Brandon Grace 

Brian Thompson - Wiesberger 

Robert Thompson - Li

Ron Thomson - Tiger Woods 

Gary Traill - Dechambeau 

Sam Traill - Hoffman 

AK Traill - Oosthuizen 

Matt Turton - Henley 

Mick Walker - Justin Rose 

Steven Wallace - Matsuyama 

Keith Wilkinson - Tiger Woods 

Dan Williams - Rickie Fowler 

A Williamson - Schauffle 

John Wright - Jason Day 

Ken Bailey - Simpson 

Richie Bainbridge - Molinari 

Steve Biskupek - Rory Mcilroy 

James Bootland - Matt Kuchar 

Jeff Brice - Paul Casey

Bill Carroll - Matsuyama

Dave Chilton - Singh 

Gary Clark - Justin Rose 

Steve Collins - Henrik Stenson 

Kev Cook - Matsuyama 

David Corke - Simpson 

Steve Croney - Henrik Stenson 

Dave Dryden - Ian Poulter 

Stephen Farndell - Tyrell Hatton 

John Franklin - VJ Singh 

Steve Garbutt - Vegas 

Bill Gibson - Ghim (A) 

Phil Giles - Patrick Reed 

Alan Henderson - Cabrera Bello 

Glen Henderson - Reavie 

Sean Hogarth - Freddie Couples 

Kevin Innes - Rory Mcilroy 

Michael Irvine - Berger 

Stevie Irving - Ian Poulter 

Alan James - Phil Mickelson 

Jason Lang - Paul Casy 

Dave Fletcher - Bernard Langer 

Lewis Walton - Mark Leishman 

Created: 07-Apr-18 17:45

Question & Answers

Q - I see the fedex final has been re-scheduled for May 5th... why so far away? 

A - As it was originally a Saturday final we wanted to keep it to that day, the next available Saturday due to a busy calender is the 5th May. The final wiill be played from 8am-10am, you can now book into the final via the PSI screen or howdidido.


Q - I was not able to play in the final on the 31st March due to other committments but can I now enter the final in May?

A - Yes, anyone who was in the top 80 is able to enter the final on the new date.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Q - Will the fedex final be played from the summer tees? 

A - No, the final will be played from the winter distance using the winter card and indexes. The winter handicap will also apply.


Q - was surprised to hear the course was open today, why was that? 

A - When the greenkeepers did their inspeciton at 7am the condition was fine and so they left open, on a normal day or work they would of no doubt closed the course early morning. Thankfully there were not too many people who braved todays elements and therefore not too much use.


Q - Im a new member and wondering why there are two competitions on Saturday?

A - Its for two different category's, 0-14 and 15 upwards. There is no payout for this event as the winners are decided by a knockout following this qualifying round, top 16 from each competition go through to a matchplay stage and the final in September. 


Q - Will the new tee boxes be ready in time for the start of the season in view of the recent weather?

A - This will be reviewed nearer the time, the most concerning is the 12th which is a par 3. If the turf has not bedded in then we will continue to use the forward tee. On the 16th we may also use a forward tee for non comp days.


Q - On the recent members survey the results showed up a desire for more competitions, I am certainly in that camp and love the winter months for that very reason! Has this been given any consideration? 

A - Yes, there will be a 'club sweep' on the alternate day to main club competition. This will be trialled in the early part of the season and then reviewed, there will be the opportunity to play a handicap qualifier off the yellow tees. There are many golfers who simply do not enjoy playing off the white medal tees and therefore it is difficult to keep their handicap both active and realistic. The additional sweep will be a handicap qualifier and generally a singles stableford.


Q - Ive observed that on the new clubhouse plans and think that the proposed layouts look really good and I appreciate the time and effort put into it from the committee. Could the location of female toilets and proximity to main areas be looked at? 

A - Thanks JD, very good point and a one has been addressed. This is the sort of feedback that will assist us as we look forward to this most exciting project. Please check out the latest revision to the plan that re-locates the disabled toilet and a better configuration of the 2nd ladies toilets.


Q - Now that the general meeting has cleared up uncessary spending will the proposed greens works continue? 

A - Correct...... a recent inspection of greens have produced a tremendous improvement in the last 12months which we are delighted with. All the additional sand injection work coupled with regular aeration and dressing through the season has put us in great shape going into this season. However, to continue the improvment we need not take our foot off the pedal and instead capitalise on the vast improvment. Sand injection will take place in May subject to weather conditions and then again in early October. A 3 weeky programme of tining, verti cutting and dressing will improve the playability throughout the season ahead.


Q - Is the works to greens really necessary? To me there is nothing wrong with them so why do it?

A - Work and Maint of Greens should never stop..... we could do nothing and put the good health of the greens at risk. The professional testing has shown the poor condition 12months ago and the huge improvment now. It will be interesting to hear your views in a few months time.



Created: 02-Apr-18 19:42

Masters Sweep

In conjuction with the George Sinclair and Mac Smith competition on Saturday there will be an optional £1 sweep for the final round of the Masters. 

Opt in and you will then pick a player from the Pro...... the winner of the sweep will be the golfer whos nett score on Saturday combined with their Masters partner final round score is the best.


On Sunday evening the Masters will be showing on the big screen and other TV's around the clubhouse. Sergio's Tapas Menu will be available on the night. Food can be ordered from 6pm-9pm, try the lot!! 3 for £10

Created: 02-Apr-18 12:43
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