Vets Section 2021

Vets Section 2021

The aim of the Section is to provide senior golfers (aged 55+) with competitions and team matches throughout the season. We currently play 20 matches, 7 competitions, 2 knockout competitions and the occasional away-day providing a full calendar between April to October. 

Vets Captain 2021

This year’s Captain will be Gordon Sommerville

Team Matches

We play formal matches against 10 local clubs – Birtley, Durham City, Heworth, Ravensworth, Seaham, South Moor, South Shields, Washington, Wearside and Whitburn. Teams of 12 players make up four-ball matches and results in a competitive but friendly game of golf followed by a drink and a meal - the protocol being that the home players buy the away players a round of drinks each. 

All members are given a chance to play throughout the season with notification by circulars from the Captain as well as on the notice board with costs of £5 for home games and £10 for away games.

The clubhouse dress code is smart / casual with members encouraged to change out of playing clothes

Internal Competitions

We have 7 regular competitions throughout the season culminating with a “Player of the Year” award for the best record. (See our honours boards in the Vets Corner). There is also a season long knockout competition for singles and a one-off pairs competition.

Entry fees are nominal with our first competition of the season for “Meet the Captain Day” which is played in early April with the winner receiving the Lipscombe Trophy – see the Notice Board for details 

There is an annual Membership of the section - currently costing £10 – which includes subsidised events and meals at some competition.

New Members

New members are always welcome – please contact any Committee Members

Comp Sec. / Treasurer - Mike Ford fordm8@sky.com 07828 166990

Secretary – Martin Richards martin.richards3@sky.com 07885 545987

Captain – Gordon Sommerville geeslim@aol.com 07887 820727

Committee Members – Gordon Aitken, Ross Muirhead


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