Pro-Captain Challenge winners

Sunday 30th July - Professional's Day

Gents Results 

1st G Staines      40 points: Taylormade M2 driver 

2nd R Campbell 40 points (count back):  Taylormade Flex Tech Carry Bag 

3rd P Marsh       39 points: Adidas Tour 360 Boost Shoes 

4th K McCauley 39 points (count back): Taylormade TP Umbrella 

Longest Drive using a putter- R Howe: Pro V1 Golf Balls 

Nearest the pin 4th - C Price: Pro V1 Golf Balls 

Nearest the pin 7th - I Armstrong: Pro V1 Golf Balls 

Nearest the pin 9th - J Love: Pro V1 Golf Balls 

Nearest the pin 12th - M Dolan: Pro V1 Golf Balls 

Nearest the pin 18th - E Trouten: Pro V1 Golf Balls 

Ladies Results

1st P Reddick     33 points: Rohnisch Cee Jacket

2nd D Ledger     32 points: Rohnisch Dana Polo 

3rd B Lightfoot  31 points: Taylormade Kalea Golf Balls 


Congratulations to Penny Holroyd - Ladies Club Champion 2017 - as well as the Gents July Medal Winners - Guy Pini (Div 1), Mike Spink (Div 2) & Kieran McCauley (Div 3).

Jonathan Jarvis & Ray Letts won the Falklands Trophy with a net 60.

Davina Matthews, Eileen McMullen, Leslie Calvert & Mary Ann Hide won the Durham City Ladies Open.

Willie Mason & Stewart Thompson tied for first place with 42 points so will need to play-off to decide who wins the Gallowgate Trophy.

Ash Green wins the Rose Bowl with a net 68 and Mark Wicks wins the Victory Cup with 36 points (on countback from Clive Beeton).


  Thanks to everyone who has helped with Captain's Week especially Chris Lamb (Toffs Captain), Mick Campbell (Junior Coordinator), Brook & Teresa, John Page, the greenstaff and, mot of all, Barbara. I hope you've enjoyed it but we both need a rest so we're going to have a day off and play in a mixed comp at Bishop Auckland tomorrow. I don't have my wife's imagination so its 4 ball vouchers, shop vouchers and wine!!

(If you weren't at there and won a prize then it's behind the bar).

Sunday 18th Gents Stableford

1st Graham Walker 42 4 ball voucher & £30

2nd Stuart Brown 40 4 ball voucher & £20

3rd Ed Lightfoot 39 (cb) 4 ball voucher & £10

4th Steve Walker 39 4 ball voucher & wine

5th Steve Mead 38 4 ball voucher & chocolates

N9 pin Nigel Stanwix Wine

N18 pin John Simpson Wine

N3 pin in 2 Paul Mullen Wine

N11 pin in 2 Carl Sobota Wine

LD6 Stewart Thompson Wine

LD15 Ryan Howe Wine


Monday 19th Team Scramble – only 4 teams but a pleasant evening

1st Chris Lightfoot, Alison Stanwix 2 x Wine

Barbara Willis, Me 28.2 net 2 x Prosecco


Tuesday 20th Denis Atkin – no prizes as it's a club competition but Lynda Thorpe & Ben Hodgson beat the other 11 pairs with a great score of 42


Wednesday 21st Teesside Union team beat Middlesbrough Muni 17 v 7 to go top of the league


Thursday 22nd Original Course - only 8 members played in the evening but 35 Toffs enjoyed their Captain's day

1st Toff Bob Holmes 27 Whisky already presented

1st Lady Ruth Lightfoot 29 Prosecco

1st Gent Iain Armstrong 29 Wine

N9 pin Chris lightfoot Wine


Friday 23rd Par 3 course – a much better turnout despite the weather

1st Gent Craig Gibson 18 Wine

1st Lady Elaine Wood 22.5 Prosecco


Saturday 24th Junior Captain & Lady Captain

1st Junior Henry Noke

1st Sheila Collis Salver Robert Dawson

1st Ladies Div 1 Lynda Thorpe Div 2 Alison Stanwix


Sunday 25th Powerplay

1st Mike Slater 51 £30 & 4 Ball Voucher

2nd Bill Agar 46 (cb) £20 & Wine

3rd Mark Wicks 46 £10 & Wine

1st Lady Jenny Tate 43 £10 & Prosecco

There are a few friendly matches coming up starting with our return fixture at Silverdale on July 8th then a Gents, Ladies & Juniors match against Wearside on Thursday 13th July. Please sign up for them and also for the Gents Individual Open next Saturday. That's it, enjoy your golf and thanks again.  

Congratulations to Ryan Howe winning the RDC net and gross trophies over 2 rounds with an excellent score of 139 net which is 137 gross!!
Congratulations to Beth Lightfoot & Ryan Howe who won the Mixed Open at Sand Moor on May 29th with an excellent 45 points
The Teesside Union team beat Hunley Hall 20v4. The Toffs lost to Bedale (again) 3v5. Ladies B team drew with Pike Hills, Ryan & Mick Campbell came 2nd in the Gents Pairs Open with 48 pts. Steve Bell, Ian Matthews & Mike Slater win their June medals
Congratulations to Karen Jobling winning the Yorkshire Ladies, reaching the semi-finals at the Northern Counties and leading out the Yorkshire team against Northumberland. The Teesside Union team beat Darlington 17v7. The Gents beat Silverdale 257v177. Return match-July 8th
Ian Mains won the Bill le Duc Trophy and also qualifed for the ProAm in August with an excellent score of 43 points.
Ruth Lightfoot won the Fawcett Trophy with net scores of 69 and 75.
There were 112 players in the Stevie Dee Texas Scramble on Tuesday which was won by a team from Alston Moor with an excellent score of 57.1.Brook Watson, Mark Wicks, Ed Lightfoot & Stuart Brown came second with 57.2!!
Congratulations to Karen Jobling being presented with the Walkland Trophy for winning the final of YVLGA Championship 2017 by Gill Travis, Captain of the YVLGA. She beat Cathy Riley of Abbeydale after 3 days of tough competition

Richmond Golf Club’s Karen Jobling is crowned Yorkshire Veterans champion (Article inthe Northern Echo courtesy of Gary Emmerson)

Richmond Golf Club’s Karen Jobling has been crowned Yorkshire Veteran Ladies Golf Association champion - and will bid to follow up in the English Senior Women's Amateur Championship this week.

Jobling, an England senior international, came out on top after three days of competition at Crosland Heath Golf Club between May 8-10.

Jobling’s score of 81 on the opening day – the ninth best from an 82-strong field – was enough to secure one of 16 spots in the knockout stages and she came into her own in the matchplay to win the 2017 YVLGA Championship.

Jobling recorded an emphatic 7&6 victory over Shipley’s Linda Ireland in the quarter-finals before overcoming top seed Pat Wrightson of Huddersfield Golf Club 3&2 in the semi-finals.

There was no stopping Jobling in the final as she proved too good for Abbeydale’s Cathy Riley, winning 6&5 to lift the title.

Jobling will now feature in the English Senior Women's Amateur Championship at South Staffordshire Golf Club between May 15-19.

Karen qualified for the last 32 but unfortunately lost in the first round of matchplay. Good luck in the Northern Counties.

The Teesside Union Team lost at Seaton Carew but gained 8 valuable away points so are now lying second in the league after 3 weeks, just one point behind seaton with 2 home games coming up

The Ladies Weekend League team continued their unbeaten run with a 3v0 win over Bracken Ghyll but the Ladies A team lost to teesside on a very wet day.

Steve Mead made up the 4 stroke deficit to win the Orchard Salver & David Miller held onto his lead to win the Pete Collins Trophy 
Keith Barker, Dave Stonehouse, Steve Fox & Alan Thorpe-Lawson won the Rotarity Charity Day Competition
The Greenkeepers got their revenge and the Toffs beat the Ladies.
The Captain's 66 hole challenge raised £310 for the ABF charity. He played 314 shots in 7 hours 33 minutes and walked 16.5 miles (26.4km). Thanks for your support and to Barbara Willis and Brian Launder who kept me company.

We celebrated our 125th Anniversary and two 90th birthdays in style 

Club Champs Rd1 (11.7 kB)

Club Champs Rd2 (9.93 kB)

Club Champs Combined Net (30.2 kB)