The Open Golf Championship 2016

Ever fancied seeing the Worlds best golfers in action at The Open? Malcolm Aitchison is organising a day trip to Royal Troon, on Saturday 16 July 2016, departing from, and returning to Allendale. The cost of the travel only by executive coach is only £25 per person (day ticket entry cost to the open not included – Adults £60 under 16’s free entry) – see attached information.

There are limited places on the coach, but are exclusively available to Allendale members, friends and family until 31st March 2016. To reserve places contact Malcolm on 01434 685164 / 07852637906 or email

094-Open Trip

TVGA 2016

Following a meeting at Stocksfield on 18th February,  Allendale Golf Club will continue as members of the Tyne Valley Golf Alliance in 2016.  However, as a consequence of the significant reduction in overall visitor green fees in 2015, it has been agreed that a reciprocal charge of £5 will be imposed for all TVGA visitors playing at Allendale and consequently a £5 charge will be imposed for AGC members playing at other TVGA courses.  The £8 charge for subsequent visits at Allendale and elsewhere is unchanged.

This was accepted by other clubs as they recognise that TVGA operates on the basis of an unequal partnership i.e. rarely do we gain any additional income from the bar from visiting parties and, as we operate an honesty box, the arrangement is more open to abuse. Haltwhistle are in a similar position but charge £10 for distribution of the card to members.

This arrangement will be reviewed at the end of the season to understand the impact on green fee income.  In the meantime it is hoped that our members understand the need for this arrangement and still appreciate the benefits – a £5 green fee to play at a range of other clubs is still a good deal (for full adult members only).

(I have deliberately left the comments option open for this post if members would like to provide feedback).

Seniors Matches

These dates appear in the 2016 Fixtures List but for ease of reference, seniors please note the following:

Thursday 5th May 2016 – Gosforth – AWAY
Thursday 26th May 2016 – Bellingham – AWAY
Thursday 9th June 2016 – Beamish – AWAY
Thursday 23rd June 2016 – Bellingham – HOME
Thursday 15th September 2016 – Gosforth – HOME
Thursday 29th September 2016 – Beamish – HOME

We are currently talking to both Consett and Innerleithen about the possibility of friendly matches during 2016 – information will be posted here as soon as available.

Please also note the Golf in the Wild Open is a mid-week Seniors event in 2016 -(individual Stableford) – keep Thursday July 14th free!

(the real reason I am doing this now is to test something new 🙂 – watch this space!)