A message from the Captain

David Gilroy

David Gilroy - NUGC Captain - 2018

Captain's Update: 04 September 2018

As the County golf season draws to an end, 2018 has seen a year of major change and development. The New Junior committee was formed bringing NJGA under the management of the NUGC. This will help create a pathway for our younger golfers to achieve their future goals towards full county honours and beyond. We are working towards a permanent base for coaching and development, by looking to introduce a "Golf Academy", this is in its early stages but hopefully will be finalised going into 2019. A big thank you to those involved in the process to help in the future of our golfing goals. The Northern Counties matches this season have been rather mixed with a great result against Cheshire at a fantastic Whitley Bay. A disappointing result at Darlington against Durham and in our final match against Lanchashire saw us lose by a very narrow margin. The team of Phil Ridden, Matty Lamb, Alex Dixon, Sean Heads, Mark Wharton and Andrew Minnikin represented Northumberland in the Big Six at Wynyard Hall finishing a very creditable 3rd with a total of 4 under for 36 holes. Yorkshire were unstoppable shooting 20 under par. The lads battled and gave it their all and came away disappointed, but it goes to show that we are fighting and competing against the much larger Counties. So this year has had some huge positives with the progression of junior golf, the men's squad growing which gives us more options going into 2019. We will continue to increase the opportunities for players going forward but this can only be achieved by the help from all our clubs and officials in Northumberland promoting and supporting County events. A huge thank you to all the support I have received in 2018 from supporters at matches, on course helpers and officials. To Danny Finlay our outgoing President thank you for your support and the hard work you have put in on a daily basis. And finally to the players who I have so much admiration for their dedication and ability thank you all for your efforts in 2018. To all golfers in Northumberland have a great golfing year David Gilroy Northumberland County Captain

David Gilroy

NUGC County Captain

2018

Telephone: 07951 719664

Email: David Gilroy

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