Whitburn score a winning idea

Whitburn Golf Club has signed up to an innovative mutual sponsorship with its local football club.

South Shields Football Club’s social media followers were asked to like and follow the golf club with a random winner receiving a year’s membership at Whitburn as six runners-up received a fourball voucher.

There will also be a monthly draw for additional fourball vouchers while the golf club will have an advertising board at Mariners Park and will host the SSFC Golf Day next month on Saturday May 12. SSFC players and staff will also enjoy reduced rates at the golf club.

Club treasurer Ian McConnell said: “Our professional Greg Jobling and I were warmly welcomed by SSFC managing director Keith Finnigan and commercial director David Mitchell. We discovered many ways in which we could be mutually beneficial in these challenging times. We are just over four miles apart and many of our members follow SSFC, and we hope their players, staff and supporters will enjoy our hospitality when SSFC aren’t playing.”

The winner of the Twitter competition was former Whitburn member Michael Walker, who now lives in Gateshead and is a member of Heworth.