To be asked to be the Captain of a Golf Clubs is something really special, but then to be elected as Captain of the SNGC it is indeed a huge honour, not just for me but also for the City of Newcastle Golf Club at where I am in my 47th year of membership.
I am really looking forward to my year as Captain of this great Society made of some 650 past captains. I will try my best to uphold the traditions of the Society in performing the duties required of me. There have been some great Captains over the years and with the support of the Committee and the Liaison Officers I will endeavour to maintain the high standards set.
I look forward to meeting you all throughout the year at our annual programme of events where we can renew old friendships and would encourage you to support them. Details of all events can be obtained elsewhere on the SNGC website, please try and continue the success of this great society which was formed back in 1977.
Northumberland golf is in a very good place at this time let us all do our best to support it if we are able and keep it moving in the correct direction.
The Society was founded in 1977 and now has a membership of more than 600 gentlemen who are Past Captains of Golf Clubs in the County of Northumberland.
The two main golf events each year are the Spring and Autumn meetings held at various golf courses throughout the County.
Annual matches are held against teams from other County Captains' Societies. The Society's annual Dinner is a highlight of the County golf Calendar. The AGM is now held a few weeks after the Dinner
2017 - SNGC beat the Edinburgh and Lothians Captains to retain the Newton Shipley Salver @ Arcot Hall 5 - 2
2017 - SNGC beat the Manchester Captains to win the Jack Spedding Trophy @ Alnmouth and The City of Newcastle 10½ - 2½
2017 - George Stokoe and Brian Hunt (Alnwick Castle G.C.) won the Autumn 4BBB Competition at Ponteland G.C.
2017 - SNGC beat Durham 5 - 1 at Houghton le Spring G. C. for the the Harry Madgwick Memorial Salver
2017 - Mark Nicholson (Warkworth) was the winner of the Spring Meeting at Percy Wood
2017 - Brian Hunt (Alnwick Castle) won the Liaison Officers' Trophy at Percy Wood
2016 - SNGC beat the Manchester Captains to win the Jack Spedding Trophy @ Bramall Park and Reddish Vale 7 ½ - 6 ½
2016 - SNGC drew the Edinburgh and Lothians Captains match to retain the Newton Shipley Salver @ Broomieknowe 3 ½ - 3 ½
2016 - George Curry and Gordon Temple (Dunstanburgh Castle G.C.) won the Autumn 4BBB Competition at Bamburgh Castle G.C.
2016 - SNGC beat Durham 3 1/2 - 2 1/2 at Hexham G. C. for the the Harry Madgwick Memorial Salver
2016 - Dave Grey (Blyth) was the winner of the Spring Meeting at Blyth
2016 - Brian Storey (Westerhope) won the Liaison Officers' Trophy at Blyth
2015 - SNGC beat the Edinburgh and Lothians Captains to win the Newton Shipley Salver @ Morpeth 4 - 3
2015 - SNGC beat the Manchester Captains to win the Jack Spedding Trophy @ Newcastle United and Ponteland 11 - 3
2015 - P Brookbanks & A Lockey (Prudhoe) win the Autumn Meeting at Prudhoe
2015 - Durham win the Harry Madgwick Memorial Salver 4-2
2015 - Jim Renwick (Backworth) was the winner of the Spring Meeting at Tynemouth
2014 - Manchester win the Jack Spedding Trophy 8 - 6
2014 - Lothians retain the Newton Shipley Salver, match halved 3.5 - 3.5
2014 - Messrs. Ewing and Johnson of Wooler are the winners of the Autumn Meeting at Newbiggin
2014 - Durham win the Harry Madgwick Memorial Salver 4 - 2
2014 - Trevor Hope (Close House) was the winner of the Spring Meeting at the City of Newcastle
2013 - Lothians win the Newton Shipley Salver 4 - 3
2013 - SNGC beat the Manchester Captains to win the Jack Spedding Trophy 8 1/2 - 5 1/2
2013 - Barry Hindmarsh and Guy Dinning are the winners of the Autumn Meeting at Northumberland
2013 - Durham win the Harry Madgwick Memorial Salver 4 - 2
2013 - Bill Walker wins the Spring Meeting at Seahouses