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 - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (note 'r' and 'ss')
|09:00||Joth Barron||Hessle / Brough||Y|
|09.10||Erik Sologub||The KP||Y|
|10.20||Pete Lappin||Cave Castle||Y|
|10.50||Pete Lappin||Cave Castle||Y|
|11.00||Pete Lappin||Cave Castle||Y|
|11.40||Max Stansfield||Scarborough NC||Y|
|12.40||Pete Lappin||Cave Castle||Y|
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.
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.
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.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and hope that we will be given the opportunity to rearrange at a later date.
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.
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 email@example.com as this will be a requirement of your affiliation to England Golf in 2021.
You can now enter online for the following ERUGC Championships:
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.
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.
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|