Champions events heading back to Ramside Hall

The Northern Golfer Champion of Champions events will return this September in partnership with Brewin Dolphin and hosted by Ramside Hall

The Northern Golfer Champion of Champions events will return to Ramside Hall this September thanks to a new partnership with Brewin Dolphin.

The events – for men, ladies and juniors – will be played at Ramside Hall for a third consecutive year. This year’s events will be staged in partnership with Brewin Dolphin, one of the largest British investment management and financial planning firms, for the first time.

Gary Fawcett, divisional director at Brewin Dolphin’s Newcastle office, said: “We’re really excited to be involved with the event. As a company, we’re always looking to associate ourselves with events that reflect our focus on quality and continuous improvement.

“This event for elite amateurs has grown over the years and this year looks like being the best yet. By partnering with Northern Golfer, we hope to raise awareness of Brewin Dolphin’s services, which inform, guide and support people with their finances throughout their whole lives.”

The 2019 ladies and junior events will take place on Saturday September 21 over the Cathedral Course at Ramside Hall.

The men’s event will take place on Saturday September 28 with another strong field expected to compete for the trophy over the Cathedral Course.

The 2018 Champions of Champions have each added to their success in recent months. Having triumphed in the men’s event, James Glenn has gained his PGA EuroPro Tour card and joined the professional ranks. Meanwhile, junior champion Rosie Belsham and ladies champion Jess Baker have been named in the England Girls squad and continue to feature among the best female amateurs in the country. Past winners of the events include 2017 men’s champion Stew Fell and 2017 ladies champion Rebecca Ferguson of Tynemouth Golf Club, and 2017 junior champion Joseph Robson of Hexham Golf Club.

Northern Golfer launched the Junior Champion of Champions in 2015, with James Wilson winning the first event before Briony Bayles lifted the trophy in 2016. The ladies event was added in 2017, along with the return of the men’s event, which had been run by The Journal from 1968-2013. Past winners of the men’s event include David Moffat, Jimmy Hayes, Peter Deeble, Shaun Philipson, David Clark and Michael Nesbit.

The support of Ramside Hall has been a key part of the events’ development over the last three years and Ramside’s director of golf, Helen Roseberry, is looking forward to welcoming the region’s best players back to the club this September.

“We’ve hosted two fantastic Champion of Champions events at Ramside so far and we’re delighted to have the events back at the club this year. Our partnership with Northern Golfer is a very strong one, which has grown year on year. We can’t wait to welcome the region’s best amateurs back for two more memorable occasions at the end of the season.”

The Northern Golfer Champion of Champions events welcome an elite field of amateur golfers from across the North of England each year. The events – for men, women and juniors – are open to reigning club champions from clubs in Northumberland, Co Durham and Teesside, and selected clubs in the Scottish Borders, Cumbria and Yorkshire within Northern Golfer’s circulation area.

Invites will be emailed to clubs in the coming weeks with champions asked to register for their tee times online at

Thanks to the support of Brewin Dolphin and Ramside Hall, there is no charge for competitors at the events.

Ladies and Junior Champion of Champions
Saturday September 21
Ramside Hall
Cathedral Course
Red and yellow tees
from 11.30am

Men’s Champion of Champions
Saturday September 28
Ramside Hall
Cathedral Course
Blue tees
from 8.40am