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Men’s Seniors Open 5th May 2022

As you might expect here at WBGC we are incredibly proud of our golf course and club, and it’s an amazing feeling when visitors from other courses take the time to give us feedback like they did after playing this week’s Men’s Seniors Open event.

The day ran incredibly smoothly from start to finish and that could not have happened without our dedicated colleagues and volunteers who give countless hours of their time to support the Club.

Thank you from everyone at WBGC.

Layla Levy, General Manager

Here’s what they said:

Brian Carver (5/5) – Lovely course in great condition, Friendly staff in the clubhouse. A well ran seniors open.

Anthony Dunn (5/5) – Really like this course, great condition and every hole is different. Just live too far away to play it more often.

Graham Collins (5/5) – Fantastic day playing in Seniors Open today. Great course, well organised comp and lovely staff and members. On our way back from Scotland having spent a small fortune on courses far inferior to WBGC.

Gavin Todd (4/5) – Very challenging and varied lay out, greens decent for time of year, very friendly on arrival and bar staff extremely polite and helpful, a credit to your club.

Garry Cross (5/5) – From start to finish it has been exceptional. The updating prior to attendance the welcome, hospitality and the course were faultless. First class and many thanks.

Peter McIntyre (5/5) – Seniors open 5 May 2022. Course in great condition and so well presented. Clubhouse also friendly and inviting. Food and drink v good and such good value. Shame our buggy broke down and we had to ‘rescued’. Overall well done!

Craig Blackie (5/5) – Course for the Seniors Comp was in excellent condition, we thoroughly our day. Food was very good & great value for money. Spot prize (nearest the hole) are good, also, last year a 50% voucher for return visit was given. Good for return business. We’ll be back next year.

Ted Cromar (4/5) – Overall the course was in very good condition, well-manicured, bunkers raked and the greens true (but a little slow). There were a few poor lies on the fairways but with the weather we have had over the last few months I think that is to be expected. Great day out – well done.

Russell Turnbull (5/5) – Played in Seniors on 5th May 2022. Extremely well organised especially the ladies giving the cards out and the lady helping to input scores after. Will be back again next year.

Keith Mckenzie (5/5) – Seniors Open 5th May: outstanding organisation with the ladies in control of the event. Very friendly welcome, including chocolate, and idiot proof guidance. The clubhouse facilities were great and course very good, considering the time of year. (Another month will allow for grass to thrive) In summary, a perfect day out much appreciated by a couple of Cumbrian Seniors. Thank you. Ps. A special note of thanks to Ally Hall, ex-Capt who made us feel so welcome.

Larry Page (5/5) – Course is very good, organisation of the competition excellent, four impressed golfers from Tynemouth GC, well done to all involved.

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Northumberland v Lancashire – Saturday 7th May

Tomorrow we welcome host the Northumberland v Lancashire County Match

All spectators are welcome and the Clubhouse will be open from 8am serving food and drinks

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Mens Seniors Open Results 5th May 2022

Results for Seniors Men’s Open Fourball Better Ball. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who supported the event 👏

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Mens Seniors Open

Thanks to everyone who supported todays Mens Seniors Open (results to follow very soon). We hope you had a great day and enjoyed playing at WBGC. We’d be delighted if you could take a few minutes to give us some feedback on your experience using the link below so we can continue to improve the golf club and events like this. Thanks again for your support 👏.

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A fantastic show of support for our Husband and Wife 2022 Captains, Keith and Helen Atkinson, who drove into the golfing season in style with their guests looking on.

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Our new path’s on the 5th and 8th holes.

Great article included in this months Northern Golfer about the new eco friendly paths we’ve been installing here at WBGC 👇

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Golfing Season 2022

We look forward to embarking on the start of the golfing season and we are delighted to inform you that from Friday 1st April, all tee boxes will be reinstated. Fairway mats will no longer be required with preferred lies in play.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you and ask for your help on a number of matters:

1. The importance of good golfing etiquette and speed of play, and attached is our slow play policy.

2. We ask that you strictly adhere to the tee booking system and do not play outside of the times available to book, also that you to arrive in good time for your allocated time to ensure that there are no delays on the first tee. 

3. We will continue to monitor the Members Guest function – please do not use this facility to block times that could be utilised by other members.

4. Greens staff have priority on the Course at all times. The health & safety of our team members is paramount and we ask golfers to afford them the same courtesy as fellow golfers. For example, if the staff are working on a green, do not play to the green until it is clear as you would with any group in front. We have already had a number of near misses and we do not want any accidents. The team appreciates your patience while they prepare the Course to its best standard for your game.

5. Finally, we remind you of the importance of repairing pitch marks and divots and raking bunkers.

We thank you for your support and wish you a very enjoyable golfing season.

Kind regards,

The Greens Committee

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Administrative Assistant Vacancy

Whitley Bay Golf Club is recruiting for the following post:-

Administrative Assistant

Part time: 30 hours per week (flexible- core hours 10.00am to 2.00pm)

Salary based on experience

Accountable to the General Manager

Duties to include:-

Membership Administration – measures of success, membership numbers (full), subscription revenue targets achieved, and overall membership satisfaction target achieved (annual survey)

  • Maintain accurate details of all members (using Club V1), whilst ensuring Company policies are applied around information security (to GDPR standards) and the use of information (to ICO guidelines and company policy)
  • Manage membership acquisition and retention, promote WBGC to new members (via the website and social media channels), and maintain current membership numbers, whilst ensuring that Company policies are applied to total number and categories of membership
  • Manage the annual membership subscription and renewals process
  • Manage the Club Diary for events and tee time availability, whilst ensuring the relevant Company policies are applied.
  • Manage membership enquiries and correspondence, via telephone, email, letter, and face to face contact.

Visitor, Guest & Open Competition Administration – measures of success, allotted course availability targets achieved, revenue targets from visiting parties and guests achieved, and visitor satisfaction target achieved (visitor survey)

  • Administer company policies around tee time reservations, e.g. no visitors of block bookings on Saturday’s, Wednesdays, Tuesday & Sunday Mornings etc.
  • Actively promote Open Competition and other events where appropriate to societies and visiting parties (via the WBGC website, other golf websites, and social media channels)
  • Manage all Open Competitions, Society and Visitor enquiries and associated correspondence.
  • Administer bookings and correspondence with societies and visiting parties to ensure a high-quality experience is delivered.
  • Work with the Clubhouse Manager, Golf Professional and Catering team to ensure the full range of services are offered and organised in a highly effective way to maximise revenue and overall customer experience.
  • Maintain a database of all societies and visiting parties and proactively promote follow up bookings to deliver recurring revenue.

General Administration – measures of success, customer satisfaction target achieved (survey)

  • Ensure that all enquires, and correspondence received by phone, email, letter, social media or WBGC website are followed up and actioned accordingly, e.g. with the General Manager, Course Manager, Clubhouse Manager, Catering Team, Cleaners and relevant subcontractors.
  • Maintain the Club’s website and social media channels to ensure they are relevant and up to date with latest club news and offers.
  • Administer all other correspondence with the Golf Club, ensuring it is recorded and resolved in a timely manner
  • Administer all invoices and other relevant financial transactions, e.g. code them and pass onto the Clubs Accountant.
  • Maintain a highly effective record management process, ideally using digital systems, and ensure they are in line with Club Policy and GDPR regulations etc.
  • Administer all relevant supplier contracts and correspondence in line with Club Policy.

Other Responsibilities and Behaviours – measures of success, successful annual performance appraisal, customer satisfaction target achieved (survey).

  • Support the Board and the General Manager and other members of the leadership team in the highly effective operation of the Golf Club.
  • Maintain and build a friendly ethos deliver exceptional levels of service to members, visitors and guests through a service based can do attitude.
  • Provide cover for the General Manager and other members of the leadership team in the event of holidays or absence
  • Carry out other duties as requested.

A Background in business administration and marketing is essential

To apply please email a CV and covering letter to:

Closing date: Friday 8th April 2022

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Greenkeeper Vacancy

Whitley Bay Golf Club is recruiting for the following position:-

Green Keeper

Full time 40 hours per week

Competitive Salary – Based on experience

Accountable to the Course Manager

Applicants would ideally have the following qualifications and attributes:-

  • 3 + Years experience in golf course maintenance
  • NVQ Level 2, chainsaw and spraying certificates advantageous but not essential
  • Have a proactive, positive inclination and a good attitude to working with others to help keep a highly performing dynamic team
  • Must be passionate about the job and have pride in producing high quality work
  • Must be willing to be flexible regarding weekend rotas and start times depending on seasonal demand
  • Excellent time management
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Duties to include:-

• Set up the golf course in accordance with the Rules of Golf, including changing holes, raking bunkers, moving tee markers, Drop zones and hazards.

• Cut all playing surfaces to a high a presentable standard, including tees, greens, surrounds, fairways, and semi rough.

• Switch and brush greens, apply top dressing and fertilizer, identify / control pests and diseases, renovate worn and damaged turf.

• Prepare and maintain machinery.

• An understanding and mindset towards Health & Safety.

Further training and education available

Full uniform and PPE provided

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter to:

Closing Date: Friday 8th April 2022

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8th Path Project Complete

Dear Member,

We are delighted to have completed the work on the 8th path which will re-open at 12.30pm today.

This will also reinstate the 7th Green and 8th Tee.

We would like to extend thanks to all of our golfers for your patience over the last two days and wish you an enjoyable weekend.

Kind regards,

The Greens Team