Mens Team 2019

Back Row Left to Right : Rio Jones; Adam Laidler; Ryan Mackie; Dan Ellison; Sean Foster; Derek Goldsmith

Front Row Left to Right : John Ellison; Dave Pringle; Lucy Elliott of Team Sponsors Elliott Westland; Dave Bryson ( Club Captain); Graeme Foster;

Missing-Ian Baxter (Vice Captain)

Clark Cup Match Report

HLSGC v Wynyard GC (a)

5 man team Durham County Knockout.

No halves are possible in this competition with each match continuing until there is a winner.

Very tough draw away to last years runners up Wynyard.

With very tight losses for Derek Goldsmith and John Ellison we needed to win the other 3.

Vice Captain, Ian Baxter came in with a good win. Dave Pringle fought back with a great birdie on 18 to get the match level at 18 however a wayward drive on 19 cost him the hole.

Sean Foster played a great match against Jack Ainscough, 2 years into a scholarship at Colorado State. The match was all square on 18 and 19 was halved so they decided to call it a half at that stage as the team match result was settled.

Final result three and a half to one and a half to Wynyard but an excellent show from the boys.

Thanks again to caddies Ray Garden, Keith Purvis, and Graeme Foster and to the team support from Jan Foster.

Next match back to league action next Tuesday away at Beamish Park.

Team Match Report v Ryton (h) 21/05/19
Another very successful night with wins for all 7 payers.
Sean Foster, John Ellison, Dave Pringle, Ian Baxter, Rio Jones, Derek Goldsmith and Ryan Mackie.
Apparently a 14-0 win brings with it a special treat from the Captain and the record books are currently being scrutinised for a precedent.
Great support provided by caddies Graeme Foster, Keith Purvis, Bernie Munroe, Michael Thomas Cowie and Eddie Mackie.
Many thanks as always to Jan Foster for the brilliant support.
Finally the team are really grateful to the number of supporters who are regularly turning out on these winter evenings.
Next match away at Wynyard on Thursday in the Clark Cup. 5.15.
Followed by away at Beamish Park next Tuesday in the league.
The team currently lead the league with 3 wins from 3 games.

Team Match Report v Birtley GC (H) 14/05/19

A great 13-1 team win at home to Birtley tonight takes the team to the top of the table as the only team with 100% record to date.
Wins for Sean Foster, John Ellison, Dave Pringle, Rio Jones, Ian Baxter, Derek Goldsmith and a half for Dan Ellison making his debut for the men’s team.
Many thanks to the supporters who turned up and particularly to the caddies, Keith Purvis, Graeme Foster, Ray Garden, Bernie Munroe, Norman Baxter and Ryan Mackie.
Many thanks also to Jan Foster for general team support.

The next match is next Tuesday at home to Ryton 5pm.

This is followed by the Clark Cup match away at Wynyard at 5.15 on Thursday 23rd May.

Team V City of Newcastle 11/05/19

Another great away win for the men’s team.
Drawn away to City of Newcastle in the North Durham Knockout Cup none of the 5 man team had played the course before.
However a really good team performance with 4 of the 5 matches going to the 18th green led to an excellent 3-2 win.
Wins for Rio Jones 3&2, Dan Ellison 2up, Ryan Mackie 1 up and very narrow losses for Ian Baxter one down and John Ellison also one down.
Another great show of caddie support from Gary Jones, Keith Purvis, Eddie Mackie and Joanna Ellison.

Match Report 07/05/19 – George Washington  (A)

Great start to the men’s league last night with a 9-5 win at Washington.
Wins for John Ellison, Dave Pringle, Ian Baxter and halves for Rio Jones, Derek Goldsmith and Adam Laidler. Great team spirit shown by Graeme Foster who continued to play through the pain of an ankle injury.
Many thanks to the caddie support from Keith Purvis, Bernie Munroe, Gary Jones, and Ray Garden.
Dan Ellison also caddied having turned up as a reserve.
Completing the support team was Jan Foster whose team/course knowledge is invaluable.
Next match on Tuesday. Birtley at home teeing off between 5 and 6pm.
Why not come along and support.
Dave Bryson
Club Captain 2019

Sunday 2nd June 1.00pm Tee Time 

North Durham Team Championships @ Durham City.
5 man team. 4 to count.

John Ellison
Ian Baxter
Graeme Foster
Rio Jones
Ryan Mackie
Derek Goldsmith

HLSGC Drawn away to Wynyard in the first round of the Clark Cup.
Match to be played by Monday 27th May

Warm up complete with two good sessions with Bradley and a very honourable draw away at Brancepeth.

League campaign starts next Tuesday ..

1. John Ellison
2. Dave Pringle
3. Ian Baxter
4. Derek Goldsmith
5. Graeme Foster
6. Rio Jones
7. Adam Laidler
1. Dan Ellison
2. Ryan Mackie

All supporters and caddies very welcome


The men’s team for the 2nd round of the North Durham Knockout Cup (handicap matchplay)

To be played at City of Newcastle on Saturday 11th May at 3.00pm.

  1. Rio Jones
  2. Dan Ellison
  3. Ryan Mackie
  4. Derek Goldsmith
  5. Ian Baxter


  1. John Ellison
  2. Sean Foster
  3. Graeme Foster

Friendly Warm Up Match v Brancepeth (A) 26/04/19

Well done to the Mens Team following their warm up pre season friendly against the reigning Division One champions Brancepeth.

The match result finished 4-4 with wins for John Ellison, Rio Jones and Dan Ellison and halves from Dave Pringle and Adam Laidler.

Well done to the whole team {Sean Foster, Derek Goldsmith and Graeme Foster) and supporters.




Team Fixtures 2019

Date Opposition   Result
Tues 7th May  v Washington (A)  Won 9 -5 
Tues 14th May  v Birtley  (H)  Won 13- 1
Tues  21st May  v Ryton (H) Won 14 -0
Tues 28th May  v Beamish (A)  
Tues 4th June  v Ramside  B  (H)  
Tues 11th June  v Garesfield (A)  
Tues 18th June  v Whitburn (H)  
Tues 25th June  v Washington (H)  
Tues 2nd July  v Birtley (A)  
Tues 9th July  v Ryton (A)  
Tues 16th July  v Beamish (H)  
Tues 23rd July  v Ramside B (A)  
Tues 30th July  v  Garesfield (H)  
Tues 6th August v Whitburn (A)