Sad Loss of Past President John Page

It is with regret that we announce the sad loss of John Page of Ganstead Park, who passed away on Friday 20th November.

As a Past President of the Union, among many other accolades within the golfing fraternity, John was a very popular man who had a wealth of friends, and was known for being very kind, with a great sense of humour.

He will be sorely missed by everyone in the Union. 


Members Meeting at Hull on 10th September 2020

MEMBERS MEETING - AM/AM Format - 6 Team Prizes.

HULL GOLF CLUB Thursday 10th September 2020


Unfortunately it was decided to cancel all ERUGC events this year due to the pandemic restrictions.


Playing and hospitality restrictions are now being gradually lifted and therefore we have been able to organise a Members Meeting under current rules, which will take place as an AmAm format on Thursday 10th September at Hull Golf Club. Registration of players & handicaps, and Payment of £17.50 (£70 per team) will be taken on the day in the Proshop. Specific details regarding hospitality arrangements in accordance with current 'rules' will be sent to confirmed team organisers nearer the date.


Below is a listing of confirmed and pre-allocated Tee-times using booking data from last season and changes confirmed since. Would you please email, call, or text our President, John Chambers, to confirm your entry as soon as possible.


Any tee-times not confirmed by Friday 14th August will be made available to those on the Reserve List.  Please contact our President If you would like to add your team to the Reserve List.


Contact : John Chambers - President 2020 (note 'r' and 'ss')

07860 142620

01482 657456


Tee Time




  08.00 Dave Greenwood Boothferry Y
  08.10 Kevin Fitzsimons Ganstead Y
  08.20 Neil Coates Hessle Y
  08.30 Paul Richardson Cottingham Y
  08.40 Jim Brown Cottingham Y
  08.50 Howard Hill Cottingham Y
  09:00 Joth Barron Hessle / Brough Y
  09.10 Erik Sologub The KP Y
  09.20 Ken Hilton Cottingham Y
  09.30 Kieron Traynor Beverley Y
  09.40 David Wilson Cottingham  Y
  09.50 Simon Wilcock Cottingham Y
  10.00 Rob Logan Cottingham Y
  10.10 Paul Clayton Cottingham Y
  10.20 Pete Lappin Cave Castle Y
  10.30 Steve Kelly Driffield Y
  10.40 Roger Baron Hessle Y
  10.50 Pete Lappin Cave Castle Y
  11.00 Pete Lappin Cave Castle Y
  11.10 Steve Alger Burstwick Y
  11.20 Garry Cooper Hessle Y
  11.30 Fax Tall Boothferry Y
  11.40 Max Stansfield Scarborough NC Y
  11.50 Andy Woodhead Hessle Y
  12.00 Chris Clarkson Brough Y
  12.10 John Crichton Cottingham Y
  12.20 Mike James Hull Y
  12.30 Harold Kaye Hull Y
  12.40 Pete Lappin Cave Castle
  12.50 Ken Clarkson Hull Y
  13.00 Mr President Hull Y
  13.10 Paul Rutterford Hessle Y
  13.20 Paul Berriman Driffield Y
  13.30 Rod Ashton Driffield Y
  13.40 Geoff Drewery Driffield Y
  13.50 Paul Sheppard Driffield Y
  14.00 Gavin Lewis Beverley Y
  14.10 Mark Oswald Boothferry Y
  14.20 David Underwood Beverley Y
  14.30 Jamie Greveson Driffield Y
  14.40 Graham Foley Driffield Y
  14.50 Robert Megginson Driffield Y
  15.00 Daniel Handforth Burstwick Y
  15.10 Jon Thorpe Brough Y
  15.20 John Wagland Cottingham Y

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.

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