All aboard the Great North Golf Tour


Amateur golfers this year have the chance to compete in an exciting new major golf event – the Great North Golf Tour.

The Tour, an amateur chip off the European Tour block, will take place at a variety of top venues across the north of England and is open to anybody over 18-years-old with a maximum handicap limit of 28 for men and 36 for ladies.

The GNGT will get underway at Linden Hall, Northumberland, on March 26 and has already attracted a good response. Confirmed organiser Jamie O’Neill of Newcastle-based M4G Ltd: “A lot of places have already been booked and we think this is going to be one of the biggest amateur tournaments in the UK.”

Format at each event will be an 18 hole competition (three quarter handicap allowance) and there will be prizes for the top three individuals with the winner receiving a GNGT season ticket for 2012. The overall Order of Merit victor (you have to play in a minimum of three events to count for the OM) will be rewarded with a fantastic foreign golfing holiday.

Cost to play is £45 per event which includes competitive round of golf in a Tour environment, coffee and bacon roll and a chance to appear on TV – the action is being covered by Golf Locker TV with highlights set to be screened on Sky TV Channel 203.

For more details call 0191 270 4383 or visit

GNGT 2011 dates and venues: Mar 26 – Linden Hall, Northumberland; Apr 29 – Styrrup Hall, Doncaster; May 27 – Keighley GC, West Yorks; Jun 24 – Didsbury Golf Club, Manchester; Jul 29 -Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland; Aug 26 – Leasowe GC, Liverpool;  Sept 30 – Forest Park GC, York; Oct 28 –  Close House, Newcastle.

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