Club News

137 Break in Competition

Andrew Aisbitt made a 137 break on Tuesday 13 February in a league match against Fishburn.

A video link to the break (just after the start) lastin 9 minutes can be found if you go to Clubhouse  >>  Snooker and scroll down the page.

People with talent make a difficult game look easy. 

Davison Bowl (new comp for men)

Some of you many have noticed there are a few new competitions on this season. Two of them are doubles/team events early season (2 man Texas Scamble & 3 man team 6x6x6) but the main one is the Davison Bowl which will become one of the Major Competitions to compete for from now on at BAGC.


The late Sheila Davison who passed away a few years ago was an avid supporter of the golf club. Sheila regularly supported team golf and throughly enjoyed spending many hours watching, analysing and reporting on the match progress. This support was greatly received by many members of the TSU team both past and present. The Games Committee have decided to honour Sheila by naming a competition in her name following her dedication and support throughout the years.  The decision was granted and well received by husband Cyril Davison fror which we are grateful. 


On Sunday 27th May there will be a qualifying strokeplay competition to which players from 0 to 9 handicap can enter, the top 16 gross scores will then qualify for the knockout part of the competition, count back will be used in the event of a tie. The knockout part of the competition will be as follows: 

All matches to be played off scratch handicap.
Competitors will have 4 weeks to arrange each round and the round deadlines will run along side the Ellis, Haigh & Men's Foursomes etc etc. The winner of the 2018 Davison Bowl will then gain automatic qualification to the 2019 competition were the top 15 gross scores will join the winner. 

Hopefully this will be well received by the members and hope it will be well supported. 

Games Committee

Complimentary Green Fee Ticket 2018

Complimentary Green Fee Ticket 2018

Full Members will receive a ticket in their membership pack that will allow them to bring one visitor for a round of golf FREE OF CHARGE.

If used as part of a 4 ball the other 2 visitors will be charged at the visitor with a member rate

This is a change from previous years when a ticket would allow 3 visitors a free round.

Priority Activity - Tee Booking

Priority Actions for 2018

A number of issues were identified following an EMT meeting on 11 January.

These first two meetings are a start to addressing one of the actions identified:

Issues Regarding Tee Booking

Tuesday 20 February 12.30pm

Wednesday 21 February 6pm

All members are cordially invited to attend one of these sessions:

Discussion will be  on:

  • Monitoring usage
  • Time slot allocations (especially during the winter months with shorter daylight hours)
  • Action for persistent offenders for booking and not turning up or cancelling
  • How best to meet “ non-techies” access to the system to ensure fairness.

Captains Launch

On Saturday 2 December 130 members and guests joined Alan Bailey (Club Captain) and Angela Simpson (Ladies Captain) to mark the beginning of their year in office.
The evening included a 2 course meal and 2 excellent, varied performances from Jason Isaacs, N E premier swing vocalist and saxophonist.  Between performances a raffle was held in aid of Alan’s and Angela’s Joint charity, The Alzheimer’s Society.
Overall the event raised a fantastic £1175 for The Alzheimer’s Society and Alan and Angela would like to thank everyone who contributed by way of buying tickets or donating prizes for their remarkable generosity.

They would also like to thank Lesley and the catering and bar staff for their hard work and for providing an excellent meal.

The launch event proved to be a great success, which will be followed by more entertainment and fund raising in 2018.




County Junior Captains 2018

The Junior Captains this year will be Briony Bayles from Bishop Auckland Golf Club and Amy Sutheran from Hartlepool Golf Club.

They are looking forward to working together to support all of the junior girls in the County. 

Golfer of the Year

Jessica Hall from Bishop Auckland Golf Club was the golfer of the year in 2017.

She had a wonderful year both in County and National Competitions. She won the County Junior Championship at Brancepeth Castle Golf Club with two magnificent rounds of 4 under and 8 under - a new course record. Her scores were sent in to the Telegraph Junior Championship and she qualified to play in the final in Portugal .  Jess was picked to play for the England under18 team in the Scottish under 18 Championship at Monrose. She won the Critchley Salver at Sunningdale and at Birkdale in a 36 hole scratch competition she played 9 under in the second round. A great season! Well done Jess.

2017/2018 Faldo Series Asia

Faldo Series Asia Singapore Championship
Raffles Country Club
27th - 29th November 2017
Jessica Hall finished 3rd in this event with scores of 77, 74, 69.

Slow Play

Please Avoid Slow Play

* Arrive at the first tee five minutes prior to your allocated tee off time

On the Course

* All players must maintain their place in the field, which is immediately behind the group in front and not ahead of the group behind. This is a group responsibility and not an individual one. All members should be proactive in addressing the slow play problem 

* Should your group fall a clear hole behind (e.g. you are on the tee of a four or five par hole and the previous group has already left the green) and it is delaying the group behind please invite the group behind to play through (irrespective of the number of players in that group) 

* No more than five minutes is allowed to search for a ball. If you can’t find your ball in 5 minutes you must proceed by enforcing the golf rules governing the conditions under which your ball was lost. If more than one ball needs to be found, split up and search for all the balls at the same time 

* If you hit a ball that you think may be hard to find, or it may be out of bounds, please hit a provisional ball 

* Go to your ball and get ready to hit your next shot as soon as it is feasible; i.e., not impeding another player’s shot or endangering yourself. Don’t always wait for your mate to play before going to your ball. 

* Short hitters to tee off first. 

* Walking briskly between shots. 

* Leaving your golf bag, buggy or cart strategically placed to side of the green nearest the next tee. 

* Cart users should be particularly aware of the extra time taken in sharing a cart and look for ways to speed up play, for example, move ahead of walkers to look for possibly lost balls, try to position the cart for easy access when leaving the green to reduce the number of times that you have to get in and out.

On the Green

* When you reach the green, move to your ball and repair any pitch marks. Where possible, line up your putt prior to your turn to putt.

* If your ball needs to be marked, then do it as quickly as you can.

* If playing a par or stableford event and you can no longer score on that hole, pick up your ball and let others continue. 

* The first player to finish putting should take control of the flag and be ready to replace it in the hole when the final player has completed the hole. 

* Players should proceed to the next tee without delay. The following group may be waiting to play their approach shots. Think ahead; leave your cart or buggy in a place where you won’t be hindering the following players.

Marking Cards

Cards should be marked as quickly as possible after completing the hole, but it is best to mark the cards at the next tee. Please mark your card when it is not your turn to play and remember, at all times your place in the field is immediately behind the group in front and not in front of the group behind.

Electronic Tee Time Booking

The PSI in the lounge is the easiest method.  A set of simple instructions is next to the device.

If you want to use the system from home select  Book a Tee Time from the top menu.  You will first need to register using your loyalty card number as your username.  The Office at the golf club will then enable your account, this will be done as quickly as possible, then you will be able to use the system.

Further information including rules and help documents are available as attachments below.

If you have any feedback especially how we can improve the system please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or put a note in to the Office.

Download this file (ImplementationandRules.pdf)ImplementationandRules.pdf[ ]285 kB
Download this file (Members Help.pdf)Members Help.pdf[ ]1303 kB
Download this file (On line Booking.pdf)On line Booking.pdf[ ]498 kB