See you at Longhirst

More players from across the region have earned their places in the three Northern Golfer Champion of Champions events, which take place at Longhirst Hall on Saturday October 1

Male, female and junior golfers from across Northumberland, Co Durham, Teesside, the Borders, Cumbria and Yorkshire within Northern Golfer’s circulation area have earned invitations to the Champion of Champions events at Longhirst Hall on Saturday October 1.

The three events – for men, women and juniors – will take place over Longhirst’s Dawson Course and players are invited to submit their entries online now.

Open to club champions crowned in the 2022 calendar year, there is no charge for competitors for the 18-hole tournaments, which have been won by some of the region’s best amateur golfers since Northern Golfer launched the junior event in 2015 – following the success of that tournament with the launch of the ladies’ event and the relaunch of the men’s Champion of Champions in 2017.

Players who have earned invitations include men’s defending champion Joseph Henderson, who won the club championship at Alnwick; Annette Walton, who won the Consett & District ladies’ championship for the 18th time; and Durham men’s matchplay champion Martin McCririck, who won the men’s title at Boldon.

Also eligible to take part at Longhirst are Durham county players Cameron Wallace (Cleveland men’s champion) and Will Marshall (Heworth men’s champion); former Northumberland county champions Neil Graham (Newcastle United) and Andrew Minnikin (City of Newcastle); Ponteland’s ladies champion Louisa Hamilton, who won the title at the age of just 14; Longhirst’s ladies champion Claire Allison; and Tom Skelton, who won Beamish Park’s men’s championship on the fourth hole of a playoff.

They will be joined by junior golfers including Ross Greger (Ponteland), Andre Bethapudi (Chester-le-Street), Harvey Robson (Beamish Park) and Harry Caygill (Eaglescliffe), 

Champions must submit their entry forms at (click on the Champion of Champions tab). For more information, contact Dean Bailey,