The County Membership Scheme was inaugurated in the early 70's by the late Geoff Marks, OBE, and the late Norman Russell of Little Aston GC. Its function is to give Staffordshire club members the opportunity to play competitive golf on other courses in the County, whilst generating financial backing for County golf.
Membership is open to every golfer in Staffordshire, whose club is affiliated to E.G. To become a life member, the one-off subscription is £30 which includes a Staffordshire Union tie.
The membership list is now open. If you would like to join print off a membership application form and send to the Honorary Secretary, Michael Entecott.
We run competitions throughout the year, namely Spring, Summer and Autumn meetings, playing a rye greensome Stableford format, with a handicap limit of 21. The cost of entry being £20 per pair.
There is also the Geoff Marks Trophy, an individual competition which members can qualify for and this is traditionally played for over one of the 9 hole courses in the County. The winners of all three meetings gain automatic entry, together with 2 qualifiers from each club in the County.
The current committee for the S.U.G.C. Membership Scheme is:-
Secretary: Michael Entecott (Oxley Park GC)
Chairman: Barry Whitaker (Oxley Park GC)
Treasurer: Les Williams (Calderfields GC)
Committee: Mike Aldridge (Great Barr), Tony Gull (Oxley Park), Brian Moody (Trentham Park), Robert Simkin (Calderfields), Peter Stanier (Trentham Park), Alan Street (Drayton Park)
Competition dates for 2020
Spring:14th May, Sandwell Park GC
Summer: 23rd June, Enville GC
Geoff Marks Trophy: 28th July, Stafford Castle GC
Autumn: 16th September, Whittington Heath GC
The A.G.M. will take place at Leek GC following the Spring meeting. To date we have 360 life members on the mailing list. A total of 42 golf clubs in the County being represented.
Out of the income from the subscriptions and entries, we make an annual donation to the County in support of junior golf and coaching. When a County team is successful in qualifying for the National Finals, we then make a contribution toward their expenses. We also make a contribution toward accommodation expenses for the junior team who qualify each year for the E.G. Junior Club Championship at Woodhall Spa.
Last year we granted funds to the Beau Desert junior team who represented Staffordshire.