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Durham Tour 2024

BUNGS Tour 2024 - Durham

8th to 11th June 2024

The pairs have been picked for the first day of the tour at Cleveland, click the image below.

Pairs for the opening day at Cleveland Golf Club
Pairs for the opening day at Cleveland Golf Club

Ian Ronson's Team Navy Current Lower of
BUNGS or WHS H'cap
Tour Win % Steve Gibbons' Team Red Current Lower of
BUNGS or WHS H'cap
Tour Win %
Ian Ronson 12.0 65.0 Steve Gibbons 19.3 45.0
Darren Penny, Vice Capt 15.8 50.0 Kevin Armitt, Vice Capt 14.4 72.0
Craig Fallon 11.8 33.3 Dave Borasinski 18.8 N/A
John Haley 21.0 52.3 Mick Clempson 18.5 N/A
Bobby Ho 13.9 46.9 Gordon Galloway 8.1 58.7
Howard Holliday 8.1 60.8 Karl Hughes 7.2 56.4
John Martin 20.0 34.0 Mark Johnson 8.5 40.0
Kevin Morris +1.8 58.9 Steve Lloyd 9.7 60.5
Steve Owen 7.3 N/A Adrian Marchant 5.5 55.6
John Shaw 1.3 57.5 Peter Meaney 6.3 50.9
Owen Strudwick 4.4 40.0 Steven Raji 13.6 50.0
Tim Thacker 12.8 56.5 James Shipman 10.7 48.8
Adam Thompson 6.7 61.4 Bob Stretton 20.5 20.0
Craig Vale 14.1 59.6 Gary Tyler 13.9 63.0
AVERAGE 10.5 52.0 AVERAGE 11.9 51.7


The 2024 tour takes the society back to the North East, to play three top quality links courses with dinner, bed and breakfast at The Marine Hotel in Seaton Carew.

As usual, we will split into two teams and play a ‘Ryder Cup’ style match.

Download a PDF flyer about this trip.



Travel uo to Durham for bed and breakfast accommodation at the Marine Hotel.

Further information on The Marine Hotel can be seen further down the page


Breakfast at The Marine Hotel
12 holes of greensomes matches (1st tee-time 10.00)
Light lunch
18 holes of fourball-betterball matches (1st tee-time 1.30)
Three course evening meal at The Marine Golf Hotel

Further information on Cleveland Golf Club can be seen further down the page


Breakfast at The Marine Hotel
18 holes of foursomes matches (1st tee-time 9.32)
Light lunch
18 holes of fourball-betterball matches (1st tee-time 2.02)
Three course evening meal at The Marine Hotel

Further information on Seaton Carew Golf Club can be seen further down the page


Breakfast at The Marine Golf Hotel
18 holes of singles matches (1st tee-time 10.45)
Two course lunch followed by prize giving

Further information on Hartlepool Golf Club can be seen further down the page

28-32 places available (maximum of 32)
£420 all golf/food inclusive in a twin room
£530 all golf/food inclusive in a single room (16 available only)

Payment for this trip will be required SIX WEEKS in advance.

Single rooms will be allocated on 'first-come first-served' basis on receipt of a £75 deposit.

By signing up to the trip, you do so under the society terms and conditions regarding place allocations and deposits

There is the option this year to play just 18 holes per day if preferred (if the numbers allow it). If you’re interested in doing this, please confirm when booking. There may be a slight cost reduction (probably only £20), this will be detailed if anyone takes this option.

Please note that handicap certificates may be required and a club may refuse you access to the course without one. If you don’t have a club handicap, you should try to get a certificate from another source (we do have some out-of-date ‘spares’ that could be used - although we cannot guarantee these will be accepted). Most courses we play do insist on handicap certificates, although we’ve never actually been asked to produce these. However, I’m giving you all warning just in case a club decides to be really strict.

Those who have secured places can be seen further down the page.

The MarineHotel
The Marine Hotel

The Marine Hotel

5-7 The Front, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, TS25 1BS

The Marine Hotel is situated on the seafront at Seaton Carew, only a few minutes from Hartlepool. The hotel boasts 28 stylish en-suite bedrooms, each one fully equipped with all modern facilities, some offering fantastic seaviews and a variety of luxury accommodation designed to the highest of standards to give guests an enjoyable and relaxing stay

The restaurant and bar offer the ideal venue for any occassion, with a large selection of dishes to suit a variety of tastes.

Cleveland Golf Club
Cleveland Golf Club

Cleveland Golf Club

Majuba Road, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 5BJ  
19 miles and approx 36 minutes from the hotel

Established in 1887 and is the only true links course in Yorkshire and one of the oldest courses in the county. The championship links course offers easy walking and is a fair challenge to players of all abilities. It is protected by strategically placed bunkers both on the fairways and around the greens.

 The club has hosted many County and Professional events and is the home to the Amateur scratch competitions , the Cleveland Salver, The Mid Amateur International and The County Team Championship 2011.


Seaton Carew Golf Club
Seaton Carew Golf Club

Seaton Carew Golf Club

Tees Road, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, TS25 1DE  
0.5 miles and approx 2 minutes from the hotel

Since its creation in 1874, the finest golfers in the country have played the links at Seaton Carew including the legendary Harry Vardon, J H Taylor, James Braid and several other Open Champions. Dr Alister MacKenzie lengthened the Course in 1925 to 6,500 yards and designed new holes eastwards including the planting of over 2,000 buckthorn bushes. In 1937 Walter Hagen played an exhibition match at Seaton Carew during a European Tour and commented “It is a splendid course, the links are well groomed. It is not an easy course and provides a good test of golf. It is one I would like to play quite often”.

The course offers a varied and challenging test with plenty of twists, turns, dunes and bunkers and has held a series of R&A and EGU Events held over the years and is host to the English Amateur Championship just a few weeks after our visit.


Hartlepool Golf Club
Hartlepool Golf Club

Hartlepool Golf Club

Hart Warren, Hartlepool, TS24 9QF  
6 miles and approx 16 minutes from the hotel

Hartlepool golf club is a seaside links course that provides a stern test of golf for every level of ability, whether high or low handicapper. The undulating fairways mean that accuracy from the tees are essential to scoring well, as are good approach shots. In addition to all the hazards that are scattered over the course, brisk prevailing sea breezes add an extra dimension of difficulty to each hole. The fairways and greens are meticulously tended to by the dedicated green keepers, whilst the range of facilities on offer and the clubhouse are amongst the finest in the region.


Allocation of places / Terms & Conditions

Those who attended the 2023 Suffolk tour but must have attended a minimum of FOUR additional BUNGS events since the 2022 tour

Those who did not attend this year’s Suffolk tour but have been to at least FOUR events since the 2022 tour

Those who attended this year’s Suffolk tour but did not attend FOUR regular BUNGS events since the 2022 tour

Anyone else wanting to attend

By signing-up to this event, you do so under the society terms and conditions and also agree to abide by the society rules and regulations.

Those currently signed-up for this trip are as follows:

Member Room Allocation
Kev Armitt Single Room
Craig Fallon Single Room
David Borasinski Single Room
Mick Clempson Single Room
Gordon Galloway Single Room
Steve Gibbons Twin Room Sharing with Bob Stretton
John Haley Single Room
Bobby Ho Twin Room Sharing with Howard Holliday
Howard Holliday Twin Room Sharing with Bobby Ho
Karl Hughes Single Room
Mark Johnson Single Room
Steve Lloyd Single Room
Adrian Marchant Single Room
John Martin Single Room
Peter Meaney Single Room
Kev Morris Twin Room Sharing with Tim Thacker
Steve Owen Single Room
Darren Penny Single Room
Steven Raji Single Room
Ian Ronson Twin Room Sharing with Owen Strudwick
John Shaw Twin Room Sharing with James Shipman
James Shipman Twin Room Sharing with John Shaw
Bob Stretton Twin Room Sharing with Steve Gibbons
Owen Strudwick Twin Room Sharing with Ian Ronson
Twin Thacker Twin Room Sharing with Kev Morris
Adam Thompson Twin Room Sharing with Craig Vale
Gary Tyler Single Room
Craig Vale Twin Room Sharing with Adam Thompson

Reserve List


Current BUNGS tour win percentages

(After the 2023 Suffolk Tour)

See bungs-tour-win-percentages.html for the current tour win percentages.

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