It is an honour and a privilege for me to be elected as Captain of this great Society and, for Ponteland Golf Club, where I have been a member for over 45 years. The Society formed in 1977 and has a membership of over 650. It provides the link for Captains of Northumberland Golf Clubs to continue the fellowship and friendships made when they were Club Captains. The opportunities for meeting up are the Spring and Autumn golf competitions and the Annual Dinner. I look forward to renewing the acquaintance of those of you that I know and making new friends on these occasions. I also take this opportunity to thank our golf club Liaison Officers for their support and, on your behalf, our Committee members for their unstinting work in managing the affairs of the Society. I look forward to my year as Captain and to carrying out my duties in a manner which upholds the traditions of the Society laid down by previous Captains. Let us look forward to a good golfing year in 2017.
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
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) the winner of the Spring Meeting at Blyth
2016 - Brian Storey (Westerhope) won the Liaison Officers' Trophy at Blyth
John Southern ( Bamburgh Castle & Northumberland ) is our new Captain and Brian Aisbitt ( Ponteland ) Vice Captain.
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) the winner of the Spring Meeting at Tynemouth
John Thompson (Prudhoe) is our new Captain and John Southern (Bamburgh Castle & Northumberland) Vice Captain.
2014 - Trevor Hope (Close House) the winner of the Spring Meeting at the City of Newcastle
2014 - Messrs. Ewing and Johnson of Wooler winners of the Autumn Meeting at Newbiggin
2014 - Durham win the Harry Madgwick Memorial Salver 4-2
2014 - Manchester win the Jack Spedding Trophy 8 - 6
2014 - Lothians retain the Newton Shipley Salver, match halved 3.5 - 3.5
2013 - The Past Captains of the Society propose John Thompson of Prudhoe Golf Club as Vice Captain for 2014
2013 - Newton Shipley is proposed as President for 2014
2013 - The Annual Dinner now precedes the AGM so that the Captain of the year can speak about the year he was Captain.
2013 - Lothians win the Newton Shipley Salver 4-3
2013 - Northumberland win the Jack Spedding Trophy 8 1/2 - 5 1/2
2013 - Durham win the Harry Madgwick Memorial Salver 4-2
2013 - Barry Hindmarsh and Guy Dinning winners of the Autumn Meeting at Northumberland
2013 - Bill Walker wins the Spring Meeting at Seahouses