On behalf of everyone at Tynemouth Golf Club we extend a very warm welcome to both our members and visitors alike.
It is our privilege and honor to be Captains for the year 2021/22 and to play our full part in ensuring all enjoy the excellent facilities both playing and socially available at our wonderful club.
The face of golf is changing throughout the world and in the UK. New rules and innovations came into effect in 2019 and a new World Handicap System in late 2020, with the aim of making the game more enjoyable for all. Tynemouth Golf Club is at the forefront of these changes and the aim of the "General Committee" and all of us is to ensure that Golf becomes more INCLUSIVE and INNOVATIVE.
Since late March 2020 it has been challenging with the Coronavirus pandemic, but the club has dealt with all of the restrictions that have been imposed on them well, with the aim of ensuring that the members and guests are able to enjoy their golf in the safest environment.
Innovations such as Speed Golf, Mixed Competitions, easier playing/fun options are to be encouraged and with the help and support of all members from the most Senior to most Junior we feel sure that the Club will move forward with success.
TGC is one of the most attractive "Parkland Courses" in the North East. This par 70, 18-hole course is situated minutes from the beautiful village of Tynemouth, recently voted one of the best villages to visit in the country. The course offers a very fair challenge to all levels of golfer and the course record of 64 shows that to any golfer it is not as simple as it first appears.
A steady planned level of improvements at the club are ensuring that the course and its environs will continue to remain in good condition at all times of the year. The club is proud to have completed an improvement program to the greenside bunkers in late 2020. Following that, we now have the addition of our brilliant new outside terrace which has proved extremely popular this summer with both members and visitors. We also have an ongoing plan to further improve our clubhouse over the next few years.
Membership is thriving at every level from new starters, juniors, low handicap to senior golfers. We are very well represented at County and Regional level, in multiple leagues from Junior to Senior.
Our Professional John McKenna, oversees our adult "Academy" for beginners, which was the brainchild of our club manager Paul Whittaker, and this has proved a great success. We extend our thanks to the members who acted as mentors and enthusiastically supported the initiative. The Academy will continue to develop and encourage new golfers to enjoy the game and our Club.
Best Regards and enjoy your Golf.
Kev Laverty Club Captain
Nicki Davison Ladies Section Captain
David Favour Seniors Section Captain.