The club held its annual golf tournament on Sunday at the Cleadon Hills course of the South Shields Golf Club.

The event was a great success, with 18 teams competing in the Texas Scramble fourball format.

The club would like to sincerely thank the golf club for all most kind assistance, in particular to Chris Smith (brother of Len) and the staff for food and a fine bar.

We would also like to thank members of the golf club for their participation and support, as football club officials, sponsors and supporters who also attended it had been a great day of golf and good company.

Special thanks also go to Mariners first-team manager Jon King for all of his fine organisational work in promoting the event, and to all who most kindly donated the raffle prizes, and with hearty congratulations to all the winners.

First team prize winners (main image), with 59.7 points and a cash award of £120, were Lee Auty, Gary Atkinson, Terry Green and Mark Busby.

Second (pictured below), with 61.6 points and a cash award of £80, were Steve Galloway, Tony Galloway, Shaun Nicholls and Paul Gilmour.

ssfc golf dayNearest the pin on the first hole (first picture below), was won Davey Bell, with a £15 prize, while the fifth hole was won by Steve Phillips (second picture below), the 10th by Lee Adamson, and the 13th by Debby Ryan (third picture below).

ssfc golf dayssfc golf dayssfc golf dayThe longest drive on the 17th hole was won by Craig Stelling (pictured below), with a prize of £15.

ssfc golf dayLast place (pictured below), awarded with a toilet seat after scoring 70.8 points, were Steve Shaw, Colin Cowan, Carl Thorpe and Anthony Robertson.

ssfc golf day

By Bob Wray

The football club held its fourth annual golf tournament on Friday, June 6 at the Cleadon Hills course of the South Shields Golf Club, which was a most successful day in all respects.

The weather was absolutely glorious, and a record entry of 80 golfers in 20 teams all greatly enjoyed a super day’s competition, and it was the best event of its kind held to date by the club.

The prize winners were as follows.
Nearest the pin, 1st hole, Steve Hale.
                           5th hole, Derek Murdy.
                         10th hole, Lee Garnett.
                         13th hole, Tony Galloway.
Longest drive, Lee Auty at the 8th hole.
1st Team Prize.
Tony Minchella, Dave Phillips, Mick McCarthy, Dave Brown.
2nd Team Prize.
Jon King, Brian Priestly, Lee Garnett, Jonny Fulbeck.
Bogey prize.
Dianne Walker, Pauline Porteous, Yvonne Grunson, Brenda Taylor.

Following a meal and presentation of cash prizes and winners photographs, a raffle was held in which almost 30 prizes were on offer.

Special thanks was warmly extended in appreciation to all entrants for their support for the event, and for all donated raffle prizes.

Particular thanks also goes to the tournament organisers, especially SSFC manager Jon King, golf club stalwart Chris Smith (and brother of Len of SSAFC) and SSFC club committee members David Fall, Gary Crutwell and Bob Wray.

Also to the golf club committee, catering and bar staff for all greatly appreciated assistance, and to all concerned in helping to make this event such an outstanding success, very well done and a most sincere thank you.

The club hopes to hold another tournament in late August/early September at Cleadon to close the golf summer season, and details will be announced in due course.

An additional cash prize for the England vs Honduras World Cup friendly fixture result on Saturday evening was won by Wayne Miller, with sincere thanks again to all for their support.

Tickets for the football club’s fourth Annual River Tyne ‘Booze Cruise’ ferry trip up to the Millennium Bridge, to be held on Saturday, August 2, will be available very soon, with details to follow.