The sad loss of Stretton Wright

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of a pillar of our community. A professional, a colleague but most importantly a friend to many throughout the East Riding, Stretton Wright.


Stretton was gentleman and a fantastic ambassador of Hornsea Golf Club, as well as the Union and the game itself. He will be sorely missed by many.


Our thoughts go out to Yvonne, the family, and all that were close to him, at this difficult time.


Rest in peace our friend Stret.

Congratulations to Cameron Thomson for being elected as Yorkshire President 2020

Cameron Thomson of Beveley & East Riding Golf Club and Ganton Golf Club, has been elected as 2020 President for the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs, and we would like to congratulate him on behalf of the East Riding Union. Cameron is a Past President of the ERUGC and has been a rules official for both Unions for a number of years. We are sure he will do a fantastic job of representing golf in Yorkshire and wish him the very best for this honourable role.

All Events before 7th June 2020 are Postponed

All ERUGC events due to take place before 7th June 2020 have now been postponed, this includes all the events below.


We will update the website and be in touch with all relevant parties in due course, until then please stay safe everyone!

Friday 27 Annual Dinner Willerby Manor
Sunday 29 Exec/Past Presidents/Players Brough
Thursday 2 Annual General Meeting Beverley & ER
Sunday 19 ERU Under 18s vs Halifax & Huddersfield Hull
Sunday 26 York vs ERU Under 18s Pike Hills
Sunday 3 Sheffield vs ERU Under 18s Phoenix
Thursday 7 Members' Meeting Fourball Betterball Filey
Sunday 10 Team Championship Hull
Friday 15 Seniors Championship The KP
Sunday 17 Sheffield vs ERU Abbeydale
Thursday 21 Members' Meeting Am-Am Hornsea
Wednesday 27 ERU Junior Club Championship Hull
Saturday 30 Millennium Trophy Withernsea

Directive from England Golf to close all Golf Courses and Facilities

Following on from the Prime Minister’s statement tonight (23 March), golf clubs, courses and facilities in England must now close.

It is England Golf’s position that this deeply regrettable, but highly necessary and responsible course of action must be implemented with immediate effect and be maintained until further notice.


The government has identified an urgent need to introduce new restrictions on public life and on non-essential businesses opening their doors.


This has been done to limit the spread of the coronavirus and relieve the growing pressure on our National Health Service.


Keeping golf courses open is simply no longer compatible with the updated policy of government which is designed to save lives in a time of national emergency.


The health and wellbeing of the nation is the only consideration that matters at this moment in our history.


These are incredibly testing times for the country. The golf industry cannot be shielded from the economic and social ramifications caused by this temporary shutdown of normal life.


We would like to assure the golfing community that England Golf staff will continue to work remotely with all affiliated golfers, clubs and counties to try and minimise the damage caused by this suspension of regular golf club life.



We will continue to signpost clubs and counties to the latest government advice and schemes designed to help the economy cope with the disruption caused by coronavirus.

ERUGC Annual Dinner POSTPONED until further notice

After much consultation between the executive, and following guidance from governing bodies et al, we have regrettably decided to POSTPONE the East Riding Union Dinner until further notice as a result of the COVID 19 crisis. The consensus was that we had little choice but to make this decision.



We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and hope that we will be given the opportunity to rearrange at a later date.

East Riding Union become SafeGolf Accredited

As part of the East Riding Union of Golf Clubs' commitment to the sport and the clubs within the union, we have been hard at work in the background on attaining SafeGolf Accreditation.

What is Safe Golf?


SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf.


As part of England Golf's commitment to SafeGolf, all Unions, clubs and golf bodies must become SafeGolf certified by 2021, and the ERUGC is one of the first Unions in the country to do so, after the Yorkshire Union was the first county to achieve the award.


A big thank you to Phil Woodcock who has worked hard on achieving this award for the Union.


The photo to the left is of our President Chris Clarkson receiving the SafeGolf Certificate from Rob Moore, England Golf Club Support Officer for the North of England.


If your club is not working towards SafeGolf, or needs help in doing so please contact Rob at as this will be a requirement of your affiliation to England Golf in 2021.

You can now book online for our Championships!

You can now enter online for the following ERUGC Championships:

  • Amateur
  • Open
  • Senior
  • Junior

Entry is simple and takes just a minute, you just need your details, club, CDH number, and a Paypal account. Click one of the links below to sign up to one of the four flagship events we hold.


Entry to the Team Championship and Junior Team Championship are still to be done through your club secretary.

Get your tickets for the Annual Dinner, Friday 27th March at Willerby Manor

The 72nd annual East Riding Union of Golf Clubs dinner will be held at the Willerby Manor on Friday 27th March 2020. Tickets cost £35 (£32.50 if paid for by 15th February) and it promises to be a fantastic night with entertainment from guest comedian John Stiles.


Our President Chris Clarkson will be hosting the event and looks forward to seeing you all at the event.


For tickets please contact your club secretary.

Pete Lappin wins Rex Warren Medal

The Rex Warren Medal is an annual competition played between members and past members of the executive committee, including Presidents and Past Presidents. The 2019 Rex Warren was played at Driffield Golf Club on Wednesday 13th November and Pete Lappin scored a fantastic 44 points to take the honour!

Pos. Name (Club) ERUGC Role Score
1st Peter Lappin (Cave Castle) Members' Secretary 44 pts
2nd  John Deeming (Hessle) Past President 2001 43 pts
3rd Kit Chapman (Hessle) Past President 2014 43 pts
4th John Chambers (Hull) President Elect 41 pts

Hornsea crowned kings of Scratch League

Congratulations to Hornsea Golf Club on winning both the Main Final and Plate Final with their A and B teams respectively, fantastic performance!

Hornsea have now confirmed their status as the East Riding’s top scratch team by winning both ERUGC Scratch League Finals at Ganton Golf Club on Tuesday 27th August 2019.


Drawn against Scarborough North Cliff in the main final, Hornsea’s team of three plus handicap players certainly on paper seemed to have the edge.


In the top match Jack Maxey (+2), this season’s Yorkshire Under-18 Captain, was up against his County colleague Tom Duck playing off one.


Duck has dual membership at North Cliff and Ganton and his knowledge of the nuances of the championship course proved to be pivotal as he got the better of his County Captain by 4 and 2.


That was close as North Cliff got to springing a surprise as Hornsea’s strength in depth saw them home.


In the second match this season’s Union Open Champion Nick Raybould prevailed over Andy Allcock (3), with the plus one man having to pull out all the stops before edging home on the 17th green by 3 and 1.


In the decider experienced County player Luke Robinson (+1) was up against 14-year-old Tommy Risker (4).


Risker has proved one of the success stories in this season’s Union Under 18 team and is one to watch for the future but at Ganton this week he was just outgunned by the hugely experienced Robinson, who won by 5 & 3 ensuring Hornsea added more silverware to their trophy cabinet.


Despite the defeat Risker will long savour his day at Ganton as on the par-three 158-yard fifth hole his crisply struck 8 iron shot flew straight and true into the cup for his first golfing career hole in one.


In the Plate Final Hornsea B faced Beverley A with the Westwood club having England Senior International Richard Norton (+2) playing at one in the order.


Up against Norton was Tom Broadley (2), who has this season proved his worth in East Riding’s Union team.


The disparity of four in the handicaps was never evident as in a ding dong match the pair shook hands on the 18th green with the match level.


In match 2 it was Beverley’s Ian Goldie (3) who just got the better of Andy Fox (4) winning on the last hole.


Match No 3 pitched Sam Middleton (5) against Beverley’s Theo Blake (4) and it was Middleton’s day as he proved too strong, the Westwood teenager winning by 6 and 5.



With the match tied a sudden death decider was required with Richard Norton and Tom Broadley heading down the first hole in fading light and a storm brewing in the distance, it was the Hornsea man who held his nerve, his birdie three enabling the seasiders to round off a memorable Scratch League season.

Main Final


Hornsea A  v Scarborough North Cliff


Jack Maxey (+2) played Tom Duck (1) and lost 4 & 2

Nick Raybould (+1) played Andy Allcock (3) and won 3 & 1

Luke Robinson (+1) played Tommy Risker (4) and won 5 & 3


Hornsea A won the Division 1 Scratch League Shield with a 2 and 1 victory.


Plate Final 


Beverley A v Hornsea B


Rich Norton (+2) played Tom Broadley (2) and match halved

Ian Goldie (3) played  Andy Fox (4) and won 1up

Theo Blake (4) played Sam Middleton (5) and lost 6 & 5


The match was halved so this went into a sudden death play-off between the lowest handicap players Rich Norton and Tom Broadley which was won by Tom on the first extra hole with a birdie 3.


Hornsea B won the Division 2 Scratch League Shield.