It has taken a couple of meetings – including one to change boundary rules – but Ingleby Barwick Golf Club has been accepted as a member of the Durham County Union.
Ingleby’s nine-hole course and magnificent two-tier driving range sit on the south bank of the River Tees and are therefore outside the boundaries of the Durham Union by mere yards.
However, the club felt it would be better off being in the Durham Union instead of the Yorkshire Union, and decided to follow the example of its ladies section – which had already made the switch.
The club had to get Yorkshire’s permission to leave their county union, which was granted and Durham then had a lengthy meeting to debate Ingleby’s request and approve their application.
Ingleby officially became a member of the Durham County Golf Union on May 1.