James Cockburn

Winner of the Jonny Norton Trophy 2017

at Castle Eden

James Cockburn 

Overall winner on Captains Day

Neil Gascoigne , Captain 2017, drives off at the start of his year in office.

We were fortunate that the weather for his Texas Scramble, although windy, remained dry.


Members of the club present a cheque for £1,000 to a representative from "Daft as a Brush"

after a very successful charity evening organised by Jim Renwick, Chairman of the Golf Section.

Thank you to John Curley (far right) and the staff of Bluefox Catering for looking after us on the night

and all members and their guests for their generous contribution toward the fund.

me for caterersAlan Milton

Winner of the committee Trophy


(Mind you there was only 2 people in it)

1000Captain Peter Thompson and Vice Captain Neil Gascoigne

with the Triangular Shield 2016

Backworth overturned a 27 point deficit to beat Blyth by 2 points

g wilGraham Wilcock

Winner of the Jonny Norton Trophy 2016


20160306_080018Congratulations to Peter Taylor & partner

who won Invitation day with 44 points


Steve Anderton

  Club Champion 2016 & 17

Turkey 2016

If that well known lager company did golf holidays this would be it. Sueno golf resort in Turkey was host to 24 members of the club during the last week in May. With two golf courses, two hotels and unlimited golf, food, drink and entertainment this has got to be the best golfing holiday that I have ever been on. Throw in a beach and numerous swimming pools and you can probably understand why we want to go back next year. 

Many thanks to Malcolm McLean ( the smiling assassin) and his assistant Martyn Deck for arranging the trip and putting up with our sometimes boisterous behaviour (well it was all inclusive) Thanks' also to Nigel Hull for acting as our minder and Gary McKenna for taking one for the team. Don't worry Gary your eyebrow will grow back



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The draw to win a year's golf took place on

Saturday 19th December.

Martin Deck won a years golf

Roy McKeen

Neil Gascoigne

Alan Walker

Jim Tonks

will all have their golf levy paid on their behalf

The golf committee would like to thank all members who took part in the competition and to those who attended the presentation evening and donated raffle prizes.



Golf fees for year ending 31st December 2017


Adult Male Member




Plus £20 Golf Club Levy

Adult Male Member over 65,  7 day membership  £410.00 Plus £20 Golf Club Levy
Adult Male Member over 65, 5 day membership  £390.00 Plus £20 Golf Club Levy
Junior 15 years of age or under £55.00  
16 years to 19 years £110.00  
19 years to 21 years £175.00  
Under 15 with a family member already a member Free  
Social Welfare Membership, except Juniors under 18. £10.00  

Members can choose an option to extend their payments over 4, 5 or 6 months. The rates (excluding golf levy) are as follows:

 Full Membership

4 payments £102.25
Full Membership 5 payments £81.80
Full Membership 6 payments £68.17
7 day Senior Membership 4 payments £97.25
7 day Senior Membership 5 payments £77.80
7 day Senior Membership 6 payments £64.84
5 day Senior Membership 4 payments £92.25
5 day Senior Membership 5 payments £73.80
5 day Senior Membership 6 payments £61.50

malcomeMalcolm Mclean winner of the Committee Trophy 2015 for the 2nd year running

Out of Bounds Triangle

Between the 1st & 10th greens

 There has been much debate over the years about the "Bermuda Triangle" and the reasons for this internal out of bounds.

During the recent County Fours Competition held at Backworth the County Executive questioned the placement of these out of bounds posts

In response to their concern the Golf Committee have decided to remove the triangle and plant additional trees and shrubs in this area.

The rough will also be extended.

Work is expected to begin at the end of the summer season and will be completed before the start of the 2016 season.


Captain’s Day 2015

 Why does it always rain on Captain’s Day?

 That was the question  John Robinson 2 was asking at 5.30am as the torrential rain continued to obliterate all of the work that the ground staff had done preparing the course.

Course closed again, and another mountain of work to reschedule his competition for the Sunday.

But wait! A glimmer of hope.

Perhaps it had eased a little?

And so it began again.

The course was re-opened and the first tee time delayed by one hour but at 8am play commenced.

3 hours later the sun was out and everybody was happy.

Many thanks to Paul Himlin for clearing the greens of water on 3 separate occasions and to everybody who helped John on his special day.

A special thanks must go to squeegee number 3 which John Robinson1used to clear the 9th green.

jimJim Renwick Past Captains Trophy 2015

20150618_171651Stewart could be described as being in his twilight years. A regular senior team member and now Backworths team player of the year. Not in the senior league but in the young man's league, after being drafted in during the 2015 season. Well done Stewart it's nice to see that the more mature lads still have what it takes.

20150618_170514   Neil Gascoigne Club Champion 2015.

Neil will finally have his name added to the club championship honour board after many years trying.