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Northern Golf Masters now part of Durham County League

The Northern Golf Masters (NGM) returns for the 4th year running, this time as part of the Durham County scratch event schedule.

The Northern Golf Masters (link to NGM event page) has become part of the prestigious County Scratch Order of Merit which means that the top 20 placed Durham County competitors at this last qualifying event of the season, will receive between 125 and 5 ranking points to add to their final OOM total for 2015.

This year’s NGM will be held on Sunday 13th September and entrants will compete over 36 holes. Golfers from across Teesside, County Durham, Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Cumbria can represent their club and compete to be named the number one amateur golfer in the North of England.

Category one golfers from across the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria with a handicap of five or below are now invited to apply to enter with places this year limited to 42.

Rockliffe Hall’s golf and estate director, Davy Cuthbertson, said: “As our NGM is now part of the Durham County Order of Merit, we’re expecting the NGM to be even more popular. In addition, as it’s the final qualifying tournament of the season, it’s all to play for. It’s always a great event and golfers get a real flavour of what it’s like to play in a top competition on a world class course, played by the likes of Sam Torrance, Ian Woosnam and Mark James.”


Jonathan Ward, Secretary of the Durham County Golf Union, said: “The Northern Golf Masters is a quality event so it made sense to add it to the list of 36 hole events in our Scratch Order of Merit. I look forward to working with Rockliffe to promote another great opportunity for the County’s best amateur players”.

Places are limited and registration is £35 per person with concessionary rates for practice rounds available for anyone confirmed as participating. Last year’s winner was 19 year old Sam Donald from Eaglescliffe Golf Club coming back in 3 under par on the back 9 to secure the victory by 1 shot. His final score was a 3 under par 69.

To find out more about golf at Rockliffe Hall, please call 01325 729980 or email