Wearside Golf Club News


Club News - Thursday 26th March 2020

John Ireland - Funeral arrangements

His family appreciate that friends of John's are unable to attend his funeral on 7th April but would like to thank members for all the kind words they have received and how John was held in high regard at the golf club.

Message from England Golf to all Golf Clubs

COVID-19 response: Golf course closures
It remains England Golf’s position that this deeply regrettable, but highly necessary and responsible course of action had to be taken on 23 March following the Prime Minister’s statement to the nation.

Golf courses and facilities must remain closed until further notice.

This decision was not taken lightly. It was made to limit the spread of the coronavirus and relieve the growing pressure on our National Health Service and save lives.

The playing of golf does not constitute one of the government’s permissible forms of daily exercise.

There should be no exceptions, no special cases as golf takes its share of the responsibility in looking out for the health and wellbeing of all citizens.




Clubhouse Access

Clubhouse opening hours

Due to the ongoing situation with regard to the Coronavirus bug, can you please note that with effect from Tuesday 24th March, the Clubhouse AND both locker rooms will be open from 6 30am and locked at 3pm. If you are planning on playing outside of those hours, your equipment and personal belongings will be your responsibility as the opening hours are as stated and there will be no staff on the premises to afford access.

Rob Willis Hon Secretary




Club Update

"Following this evening's announcement by the Prime Minister the clubhouse bar and catering facilities will be suspended until further notice. The Clubhouse will be open for members to be able to use their locker and the washrooms. The office will also be open."

Rob Willis

Honorary Secretary


Mar 20, 2020

What's On Sat 21st - Sun 29th March

**All Bunkers are preferred lies in the bunker and Not GUR **

21st Sa Pro Comp / Visiting Party 9.30am - 10.00am / Winter League

22nd Su 4BBB Medal (G) Secretary’s Shield (L)
23rd Mo
24th Tu EWGA Medal (L) 9.00-10.00am
25th We
26th Th
27th Fr
28th Sa
29th Su Mixed Foursome Medal 11.00-12 noon British Summer Time Begins

Playing Golf / Clubhouse Opening

** Playing Golf**
Guidance from England Golf and the Government with the golf course being the key element of the golf membership will remain open and member competitive golf will continue until such times as we are told we must stop it. However would you please follow these rules:

Do not remove the flag – if needed use the gloved hand
2. Bunkers preferred lies in the bunkers- rakes have been removed
3. Golfers should not touch another golfer’s ball
4. Do not throw empty wrappers into the gorse and don’t use on course bins – use bin adjacent to the Pro shop or better still take it home
5. Social distance should be observed on the course, critical on the first tee if there is a queue
7. Do not shake hands or pat or hug on the 18th green !
8. Above all wash your hands. Don’t cough openly. Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands. Treat every surface as a hazard.
* Our staff and members are of prime importance to us please respect these control methods.

* We have a business continuity plan in place and will advise you all of any further developments
* Please do not congregate on the 1st tee area

* Please if possible take your clubs home with you even if you have a locker





Pro's Comp Saturday 14th March 2020

1st G. Summerside 42pts £76.80 in shop credit

2nd G. Whelam 40pts £38.40 in shop credit

3rd D. Bean 39pts £12.80 in shop credit.


5 x Two’s

£9.00 each in shop credit.

S. Donkin

S. Coxon

A. Hardy x 2

N. Athey

Well done to all competitors and thank you for your support.




Kenneth Cuthbert
It is with great regret and sadness that we announce the recent death of Kenneth Cuthbert.

Ken has been a member of Wearside Golf Club for over 30 years and will be greatly missed.

The funeral will be held at Sunderland Crematorium on Wednesday 18th March at 4.00pm





Captain's Charity Bunker Draw

Congratulations to Alan Sanders on winning the February draw for a sleeve of Callaway golf balls. It is good to see that the overall standard of golf at Wearside is improving, with only 8 visitors into the bunker in February. This bodes well for the upcoming competition season.

Steve Belchamber Captain 2020.

Knockout Competitions

Reminder... The deadline for knockout competition entries is Sunday 15th March 2020. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Comps and Handicaps



Sun 01/03/20 Pro Comp Results

1st W. Girdwood 37 Pts (Back 12) £13. 20p Shop Credit

2nd P Hood 37 Pts £6.60p Shop Credit

3rd G. Donneathy 36 pts £2.20p Shop Credit



Sat 29/02/20 Pro's Competition Results


1st G Summerside 41pts (Back 12) £46.80p Shop Credit

2nd J. Whitley 41pts £23.40p Shop Credit

3rd D. Williams 40pts £7.80p Shop Credit

Two's x 7 Each worth £5.14p Shop Credit

S Fenwick, P Hood,
C. Matheison, G Hope,
I Aiston, G Lydon,
G Patterson.









Due to the current wet conditions, the remaining pro competitions this winter will be played as ‘preferred lies anywhere’ (except bunkers in play). We hope this increases participation and your enjoyment.

Also, so that we can see which format is most popular with members, the Pro’s competitions for the weekend of Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March will be played as 4BBB stableford doubles. Booking sheets have been amended and will be available Friday 28th February from 7.30 pm.

Thank you for your support.






Sat Pros Competition 22/02/20

1st Millie Hixon. 43 points £18.00 Shop Credit

2nd L. McCullough. 41 points £9.00 Shop Credit

3rd H. Middlemiss. 39 points £3.00 Shop Credit

Two's = S. Fenwick. £13.00 Shop Credit






Saturdays Results 15/02/20 Pro Comp

1st. P. Brewster 39pts Shop Credit £39.60

2nd. G Whelan 39pts (BK9) Shop Credit £19.80

3rd. T Metcalf 38pts Shop Credit £6.60

Their were 4 x 2s each worth £7.25 each

S. Coxon £7.25p

R Potts £7.25p

D Bean £14.50

What's On 15th Feb - Sun 23rd Feb 2020

15th Sa Pro Comp / Winter League Morning / Valentine's Day Disco Clubhouse 7pm (dont forget your bingo pen)

16th Su Pro Comp / Winter League Morning /Junior Winter League Afternoon

17th Mo

18th Tu

19th We

20th Th

21st Fr

22nd Sa Pro Comp / Winter League Morning

23rd Su Pro Comp / Winter League Morning / Junior Winter League Afternoon




Weekend Pro's Comps

Marc from Leda Golf will be running pro competitions on weekends these have now gone live on the Computers if any one would like to enter. This will not interfere with the winter leagues and is voluntary to enter any queries please pop into the shop and ask Marc, or Gary Hope or Keith Farrer.





Whats On Sat 8th Feb - Sun 16th Feb 2020

8th Sa Winter League

9th Su Winter League Morning / Junior Winter League Afternoon

10th Mo


12th We

13th Th

14th Fr Valentines Day

15th Sa Winter League Valentine's Day Disco Clubhouse

16th Su Winter League /Junior Winter League Afternoon





Captains Charity Bunker Prize Winner


Captains Charity Bunker Prize Winner
The Captain would like to congratulate Andy Dagg who won the captains charity bunker draw. Which was a sleeve of Callaway CRX golf balls, many thanks to all who contributed and encouragement to others to play with a slight fade on the first.

Steve Belchamber
Captain 2020



What's On Sat February 1st - Sun 9th February

1st Sa Winter League

2nd Su Winter League

3rd Mo

4th Tu

5th We

6th Th

7th Fr

8th Sa Winter League

9th Su Winter League






Message from the Office

Premium Credit
Please note any members who renew their Golf Subscription using Premium Credit MUST inform the office or Premium Credit if you wish to renew your agreement.

It IS NOT automatically renewed. (Please contact Karen or Rob if you are unsure)

Existing Premium Credit users 1st payment is collected February and the last payment is November 2020.

Masterkey Cards 2020
Masterkey cards are now available from the office cost £5.

Participating clubs this year as follows:-

Beamish Park
Chester le Street
Richmond (Yorks)

Golf Subscriptions Deadline
Friday 31st January 2020 - Deadline for Golf Subscriptions.

The office will be open Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February between 11.00am - 2.00pm to take FEES ONLY.




What's On Sat 25th Jan - Sun 31st Jan

25th Sa Winter League

26th Su Winter League

27th Mo

28th Tu

29th We

30th Th

31st Fr

1st Sa Winter League

2nd Su Winter League




Match Day Fri 24th January

Come along and and enjoy the game in the Clubhouse

Sunderland V Doncaster

K.O 7.45pm


Match day Special

Coors,  Forster's, Smooth, Banks, £2.50 a pint


John Chaytor

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John Chaytor. John passed away peacefully with Linda by his side on the morning of 19th January. He has been a member of Wearside Golf Club for many years and was a past Captain of the Senior Section and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

The funeral will be on held at 10.30am on Monday 3rd February at Sunderland Crematorium, following the service friends are welcome to join the family at Wearside Golf Club for refreshments .

Rob Willis Hon Secretary








What's On 18th Jan - Sun 26th Jan 2020

18th Sa Winter League / Function 12.00noon

19th Su Winter League

20th Mo

21st Tu

22nd We

23rd Th

24th Fr

25th Sa Winter League

26th Su Winter League

Message From the Greenkeeper

Danny will be starting the new drainage work on the 16th hole on Monday 20th January it is hoped with minimum disruption to members.


Anyone with a handicap 16 or over can join the Nerga League. We play 8 clubs during the season at there home courses ,cost £11 per game. We play in 3 ball Stableford full handicap the lowest score is discarded and the seven remaining added up to determine placing, i.e. Top team gets 8 points down to last place 1 point. You will get at least 2 games depending on how you play, if you play well you could get 8 games. If interested please contact John Atkinson on 0191 5140571 or 07842 711162.

Regards John Atkinson.



Social evening, one of MANY if supported.


TICKETS £3.00 per person.

Tickets available from Bar. Dress Smart Casual




Message from the Handicap Secretary


The CDH. ID. numbers need to be rationalised for the advent of the new handicapping system which is scheduled to come into force in November 2020.

The club has been asked to approach members that have not submitted any scores in the last few years so that the system is updated. CDH. ID. numbers will be cancelled and removed if the club does not receive an indication from members that now appear to be no longer playing competition golf.

Please reply to this e mail within two weeks if you need to retain your CDH. ID.



Captains Drive In

Wednesday 1st January 2020 New Years Day a polite reminder, please be aware that the course will be closed until 12.00 midday tomorrow and will open after the Captains Drive in. This will be enforced

Please come along and support all of our Captains, refreshments are being served as well as a New Year drink we look forward to seeing you.

Rob Willis. Hon. Secretary.





Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year to all our members.




Xmas Office Hours

The office hours are as follows:-


  • Tue 24th - Open 10.30am - 1.00pm

  • Wed 25th - Closed

  • Thurs 26th - Closed

  • Fri 27th - Open 9.00 - 3.00pm

  • Mon 30th -Open 9.00 - 3.00pm

  • Tues 31st -Open 9.00 - 3.00pm


  • Wed 1st - Closed

  • Thurs 2nd - Open 9.00 - 3.00pm







Whats on Sat 21st Dec - Tues 31st Dec

21st Sa Winter League

22nd Su Winter League/Junior Winter League

23rd Mo

24th Tu

25th We Christmas Day (Clubhouse Closed)

26th Th Boxing Day

27th Fr Visiting Party 10.00 - 10.30am (12 golfers)

28th Sa Visiting Party 9.30 - 10.00am / Winter League

29th Su Winter League / Junior Winter League

30th Mo Visiting Party 9.30 - 10.30am

31st Tu

New Years Day

Please be aware that the course will be closed until 12.00 noon on January 1st and will open after the Captains Drive in.

Thank You

Rob Willis Hon Secretary.


Senior Section


The Senior Section are looking for players for the Senior Team for next season if you are interested please contact the Senior Captain Tony Bell on 07445679905