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.
We run competitions throughout the year, namely Spring, Summer and Autumn meetings, playing a Fourball Better Ball Stableford format, with a course handicap limit of 28. The cost of entry being £15 per pair.
There is also the Geoff Marks Trophy, an individual competition which members can enter and this is traditionally played for over one of the 9 hole courses in the County.
The current committee for the S.U.G.C. Membership Scheme is:-
Chairman: Barry Whitaker (Oxley Park GC)
Treasurer: Les Williams (Calderfields GC)
Committee: Mike Aldridge (Great Barr), Bob Simkin (Calderfields GC), Alan Street (Drayton Park), Tony Gull (Oxley Park), Brian Moody (Trentham Park), Peter Stanier (Trentham Park)
Competition dates for 2022
Spring: 10th May, Ingestre Park GC. Click here for scores
Summer: 4th July, Barlaston GC Download the entry form
Geoff Marks Trophy, 18th July, Stone GC Download the entry form
Autumn: 16th September, Penn GC Download the entry form
Out of the income from the subscriptions and entries, we make an annual donation to the County in support of junior golf and coaching. 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.