Sharpley "363"

In Play Every Day in 2012 except for two days Snow. Here on Sunday 30th Dec. players from Durham City ,Ryton ,Stocksfield, Boldon ,Seaham and other North East Clubs enjoy the last of the sun on "the all year round Course" Thank You Guys. Look forward to seeing in 2013. Simon

Full of festive cheer

Rachel and Anthony enjoying a festive Christmas day round at Sharpley Golf

Christmas at Sharpley Golf

We are open all through the Xmas holidays to welcome you to Sharpley Golf.
Christmas day is special , so we ask you to only play a Complimentary 4 holes. No booking required, so if you need a break from those Christmas Festivities, or you simple need to work off the excess of Xmas lunch. Just roll up, lodge is closed, play 1,2,8,9, or 10,11,12,13, or 14,15,16,17,18, for a hole longer.

Please make sure you mend your pitch marks and enjoy!

It Starts With The Grip

A Course not for the faint hearted 210 plus drives,with what must be The Most Difficult 18th
Top Professional Anil Neyhaul at Le Touessrok explaining the importance of being gentle "you could be holding a small bird"
Anil successfully corrected some of Simon's faults "I felt like a perfect pupil ,Great" !

Fantastic 11 yr old

Robert Hillier 11yrs shot 39 points off white tees on 20 hc winning the Ingleby Barwick GS outing at Sharpley as well as the longest drive

Society Golf Testimonial

Good day,
We had our company golf day at your course yesterday, I just wanted to drop a quick e-mail to
Let you know what a brilliant day we had, everything from the bacon sandwich to the soup and
Sarnies to finish was absolutely spot on and we will definitely be using the course for any future
Golf days we have.

Thanks Danny for your kind words
The Sharpley Team

No Leaves on The Track

The NESRWA Golf Soc. (train drivers)
Had no problems with with leaves as Sharpley has chosen trees to minimise the annual problem

Graeme ,Nigel, Norman on the 7th tee

The Golf North Show held at Middlesbrough Stadium

We met a great guy from Pure Strike Golf at the Golf North Show.
Mike and his colleague fit Simon, (Director and owner of Sharpley Golf) up with a great new putter made by Pure Strike.
He can't wait to get on the putting green at Sharpley to use it.

Sharpley's Golfs New Loyalty Cards have Arrived

Sharpley's Golf Loyalty Cards have arrived hot off the press! Start collecting Now to get your Free round of Golf at one of the North East driest Golf Course. With scenic views, great true greens, friendly atmosphere, not forgetting a state of the art modern Driving Range and some great professionals to help you perfect your Golf Swing.
Come down to Sharpley, we appreciate your Loyalty.
Terms and conditions apply, this offer is not in conjunction with other offers that Sharpley Golf may run from time to time.

The Burrell Golf Societies recommendation

'We had our company golf day at your course yesterday, I just wanted to drop a quick e-mail to
Let you know what a brilliant day we had, everything from the bacon sandwich to the soup and
Sarnies to finish was absolutely spot on and we will definitely be using the course for any future Golf days we have'.
Thank you for your comment
Director of Golf

ITPS members win against Meadowfield

ITPS Members celebrate their win in Matchplay against Meadowfield GS Sharpley Springs Golf Club were able to accommodate the two groups after water logging and greens disruption at another popular North East course.
Sharpley Golf continues to excel in drainage and greens care.

While most courses are closed Sharpley is open .

Golf Foundation’s 26th Pro-Am beats the weather blues thanks to London Golf Club’s stunning greens.
Rain rain drained away Sharpley's playable every day. Just like London Golf Club . We would live to welcome you so come and try us.

The 11th "Find The Ball"

Lee on the 11th at Sharpley Golf looking at the sea at Seaham near Sunderland. Can you ' Spot the ball in the photo'

An Indian summer

Golfers near the 11th signature hole at Sharpley .Malcolm ,Graham, Lee and Olley from a larger group of DFS lads taking time off to relax with a round of golf near Seaham.

Stocksfield Seniors at Sharpley Golf

The visiting party today were our special guests from Stocksfield Golf Club. The weather was still and sunny and sea views glorious. Ritchie the Head Greenskeeper and his team prepared the course for our visitors.
Stocksfield Seniors
1st Dennis Noble awarded The Anderson Trophy from Sharpley Golf by Patricia Coatsworth Howe Dennis scored 39 points off a 16 handicap.
2nd Steward McDonnell.
3rd Peter Talbot .
Nearest pin Alaister Davidson .

Fishing Report week ending 7th October

How's it fishing at Sharpley
Buzzers and Midge are the main dietary items at present on all lakes. Andy Warring from Whitburn, Sunderland took an eleven pounder using mainly buzzers. Peter Kirkhole from Sunderland tryed a Olive Dun Dry Fly to bring to the net a hard fighting Blue of 14 pounds. A Murray from Newcastle also took a 14lb 2 oz trout using a Hares ear. Egvin Dodds from Bedlington took fish of 7lbs and 6lbs 8oz. T Sharp released 14 using mainly bloodworms.

Plenty of different buzzer species were in evidence this week and this was reflected in the fly patterns that proved effective.These ranged from dry olive shipman's buzzers during an obvious hatch to larger,black pupae fished in standard" drifted figure-of-eight "style. Also those hung under small indicators This latter method proved deadly on several afternoons,especially in the lee of the island on the Doxford lake.
On the Hangman's lake tiny adult midge were the main dietary item so tiny hackle spiders and f flies were the way forward. This was primarily during flat calms so utmost care needed to degrease tippets-and these needed to be as fine as the kit would allow.
Large lures continue to show on returns too.

Fly box;
black buzzer
olive shipmans
diawl bach
brown f
black grizzle spider
black fritz

September monthly medal Winner

Liam Ord our monthly medal winner, 71 points on count back. Receiving a tanked and prize money at Sharpley Lodge, Sharpley Golf near Sunderland.

What makes a great Golfing day

Is it a Birdie or is it an Eeeh-aawh at the back of the 3rd green. Our new addition at Sharpley Golf near Seaham, Sunderland.

Sharpley Golf playable in the downpour today

Michael and Brian abandoned there journey to Leeds on one of the wettest days in 50 years are here enjoying Sharpley where all greens and fairways were in great order.
The saying
'Rain rain drained away,
Sharpley's playable everyday'
Has never been more challenging today. Yet Michael and Brian have managed to enjoy there golf!

The day after 4 inches of rain at Sharpley Golf

Players on the 16th. All that rain is now in the lakes ,no standing water. Sharpley's unique drainage and elevation creates one of England's driest Inland Courses.
Stockton, Morpeth, Durham all had floods yesterday with some rivers on flood alert.

What a beginning to September!

Sharpley or Spain for golf, with temperatures over 20c on Sunday and we are hoping the same today, why go abroad! The great sea view and fast greens brought in the golfers yesterday. The light breeze made perfect golfing conditions and all in the Northeast! Golfing heaven!

Society Day at Sharpley

John Dee receiving his Winning Trophy after playing at Sharpley Golf close to Seaham and Houghton-le-Spring.

Mark Cottom Stag Event at Sharpley

Mark Cotton from Preston had his Stag event at Sharpley Springs golf course. Seen here leading the way in fine style. Booked through Escape trips.

Macmillan Charity Challenge play on at Sharpley

The Macmillan Charity Challenge of 72 holes had to be cancelled at Seaham Golf course. Sharpley Golf with it superb drainage once again came up Trumps!
Brian Judson, Gary Booth, William Brewster and James Mason on a day which saw almost every Co Durham course closed, played on the well drained Sharpley course near Sunderland/Durham for this Charity Event.

Director of Golf

Simon, Director of Golf on the balcony at Sharpley Golf near Seaham.Co Durham.
Saturday was a mixed day of plenty of sun and a few showers. The greens were in excellent condition.

"Greatest round of golf in my life" at Sharpley Golf

Alan a visitor from Derry, Ireland. He quoted"Greatest round if golf in my life, what a fantastic course"
We had Guinness on for a 2 for 1 pity that Alan was driving!

Golf course in the best of conditions

Sharpley Golf has had some great comments today. 'Best condition since it opened'
This is thanks to Ritchie and his team. Improving the Golfing experience for the players.
Ladies below having a golf lesson with Julie, one of the Professionals here at Sharpley.

Sunday and calm on the golf course

Mending pitch marks, quiet and peaceful, no rain as they predicted. What the weatherman always seem to get it wrong on the coast.

The Ninth Green at Sharpley

Today the golfers were enjoying a glorious morning. The greens were sanded and brushed earlier on in the week making them very fast for the Saturday golfers visiting.

Sharpley Golfs young talent

Lewis Reay aged 10 years and his friend Adam Skelland aged 9 years both play for Durham County. Having a few hours practise on Sharpley Golfs Academy Driving Range between Houghton-le-Spring and Seaham.
Simon Robinson with Julie, teaching children during the school holidays ,getting children out and about learning new skills.

Sharpley Golf is please to announce the opening of our new 14 bay driving golf academy and conference room facility.