Category Archives: Golf in the Wild

2021 Golf in the Wild Open

The 2021 Golf in the Wild Seniors Open at Allendale Golf Club is scheduled for Thursday 16th September. The competition is an individual stableford, open to gents and ladies aged 55 and over. It will be played off the white tees such that gents can experience the par-5 6th. Tee times can be booked online through BRS – click here.

Catering will be available from 08:30 – bacon rolls in the morning and light snacks throughout the day. Subject to the number of entries, prize money will be a minimum of £100 for first place, £50 second and £25 third. There will also be a £30 prize and additional trophy for the best gross. This splendid trophy has been kindly donated by Tony Brown from Scarborough North – named the Spartylea Trophy, it reflects his affection for the area and golf in the wild at Allendale.

I had hoped to have the sequel, Golf in the Wild – Going Home, available to coincide with the event however, publication is now scheduled for end October. The new book will be priced at £11.99 and but can be pre-ordered on the day at £10 – they will be signed and posted out f.o.c immediately following publication, together with any requested dedication.

Here’s hoping for the same excellent weather we had in 2020!

Reciprocal deals

We are constantly seeking ways to add benefits to membership of Allendale Golf Club.  Promoted  as Home of Golf in the Wild, there is now an initiative to establish reciprocal arrangements with clubs that are mentioned in the first book and those in the forthcoming sequel – Golf in the Wild – Going Home.

The first of these was Carrbridge Golf Club, just north of Aviemore. Displaying your AGC membership tag will permit 3 rounds per visiting member per year at the guest rate which is £12.50 for 18 and £8 for 9 – a significant reduction against the standard rates.

Durness Golf Club have also kindly agreed to join the scheme – AGC members can play up to ten rounds per year at £10 per round for 18 or 9 holes.

The most recent addition is Traigh Golf Club.  Proof of Allendale membership (bag tag) will provide access to the course at the guest rate of £10 each for a maximum of five rounds per year.

While not exactly local, it is hoped that as more clubs will be added to the list which might encourage members to do some part of the Golf in the Wild Tour.  This page will be updated as more clubs  are included in the scheme.

Robin Down
AGC Hon. Treasurer

Views from the Tee

Every golfer knows . . .

. . . that if you are getting bored while waiting for a four-ball to move on, the best course of action is to cast your eye around and enjoy the surrounding panorama.  David Shaw Stewart is an oft-frustrated golfer who has used the time wisely to illustrate some of the most fun, interesting and challenging courses in Britain and Ireland. The resulting thoughts and watercolours are collected here, in a colourful tour round the finest fairways.

David Shaw Stewart is a passionate golfer and artist. He swung his first club at Traigh Golf Course and now has the privilege of jointly owning and maintaining this spectacular nine hole links.

The watercolours include many of the renowned and classic courses to be found across the UK & Ireland, such as Muirfield, Prestwick, St Andrews and Portmarnock.  However, David is a discerning golfer and as owner of Traigh he is equally appreciative of Golf in the Wild – consequently and perhaps unsurprisingly, Views from the Tee includes Allendale.

This nicely produced hardback book is available from Robin Down  (and from the clubhouse next year) at £9.99 with £3.50 of every sale going to the club.

Robin Down
01434 601625