April 10th heralded the start of the new golf season at Billingham Golf Club. As per tradition Gents Captain Mark Heslop, Lady Captain Laura Hall and Junior Captain Sam Watson were asked to drive a Golf ball down the fairway of the first hole to signify that the new season is now open. The event was blessed with good weather as BGC Professional Mike Ure introduced the three new captains to a healthy gathering of members and guests who had came to watch. The drive-in was followed by a team challenge match between the Captains team and a Presidents team. The match was won by the Captains team after which there was a presentation and the announcement of this year’s captains charity’s. This year Mark and Laura have decided to have a joint charity and have chosen Vision25 in Stockton.
Vision25 Stockton is an independent training and social care provider which aims to offer a meaning full option for people 17 and over with Learning difficulties. The centre in Stockton High Street allows people to obtain and develop skills in all aspects of social life. Both Captains will be working hard through out the coming season to raise much needed funds for this very worthy local charity. Pictured are Mark Heslop, Laura Hall & Laura Evans of Vision25
For more information on the great amazing work this local chairty do then please visit their website @ https://www.vision25.org.uk
19th April 2022
A big welcome and thankyou to DAC's Ltd, our latest Tee Box Sponsor on the 12th hole, The Thorpe.
DAC's are based att Belasis Hall Industrial Estate here in Billingham and offer a professional service to the light steel frame market. Owner and MD Nic Teagel has developed a technical team of highly qualified operatives who use the very latest construction modeling software, TEKLA Structures. Using this software, DAC's can provide 3D models for low & medium rise commercial and domestic buildings.
Since taking up the sponsorship in 2020, some of the DAC's staff have been enjoying a few rounds after work. So please if you see them out there in the future be sure to make them feel very welcome.
8th April 2021
As Billingham Golf Club eagerly prepares for the re-opening following the latest lockdown, the members will be welcomed back to several new developments and refurbishments around the club and course. It has been both difficult and testing carrying out these works but with social distancing and safe practises the club has been successful in completing a number of alterations, some more essential than others.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been truly devastating and has been like nothing we have had to endure before, so much so that all of us have been affected and saddened in one way or another by the results of this virus.
Throughout the last year we have all began to realise how fortunate we are to have our health service to turn to when we feel sick. To show our support for the NHS workers who have had to experience frightening and dangerous working conditions throughout this pandemic, Billingham Golf Club have installed a 3m x 12m sign on the 10th Fairway as a show of appreciation.
Pictured with the Sign are BGC 2021 Lady Captain Cath McNeill and long time serving BGC employee Katy McNeill, both work at Stockton’s North Tees Hospital and are two of a large number of BGC members who work for the NHS.
Thanks also to the Caswell Group for manufacturing and sponsoring the sign.
23rd March 2021
As most of you will be aware, the new entrance and 'Derek Olley Drive' Signs have now been installed. The club would like thank BGC Member Mick Purcifer and also Ricky & Lee Ward from Xtreme Graphics for all the great work they have done.
I think we can all agree that both signs look fantastic and is fitting of BGC Legend Derek Olley.
3rd December 2020
As of Wednesday 21st October 2020, winter mats will be in play due to to the course being extremely wet. Winter mats are used to protect the course fairways so we limit the damage throughout the wet winter months and leave them in the best condition possible for our excellent Greenkeeping team to maintain heading towards the start of the next golf season.
If you do not own your own winter mat then please take one provided by BGC. These are located at the 1st Tee. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions DO NOT return the mat at the end of your round but retain for future use to eliminate cross contamination.
19th October 2020
As you will be aware that the new Word Handicapping System comes in effect on 2nd November 2020 and today we have been informed that BGC members new handicaps are now available to view on the England Golf Website.
If you go to https://members.whsplatform.englandgolf.org/signup and put in your Central Database Number (CDH) it will then take you through a process into the new platform. When you have activated your account you can view your new Handicap Index and it will identify the rounds used to calculated your Handicap Index.
If you do not know your CDH number go onto the ClubV1 App, tap the handicap icon and then tap certificate and your CDH number is on that certificate.
The slope ratings for all courses will be displayed within the next 2 weeks so you can work out your course handicap round Billingham.
Please check out the picture below which instruct you on how to work out your handicap on the 3 different Imperial tees.
Should you have any queries regarding the system please do not hesitate to contact Jack Hurst at firstname.lastname@example.org