When HUST held its first golf day back in May 2018 it was wet. Very, very wet! Thankfully, fast forward a year and the sun shone to welcome the day’s guests, including a raft of Poolie legends, to the Wynyard Golf Club for the 2019 event, kindly sponsored by Bristol Street Motors Hyundai, Peterlee.

After an arrival hot drink and bacon bun it was off to the course for a shotgun start 18 hole round of the prestigious course, before returning to the clubhouse to hear Gordon Watson’s thoughts on all things Pools and football (turns out his favourite Pools player to play with Mark Tinkler). The day’s winners then received their prizes, including overall winners, longest drive, and nearest the pin awards from HUST Chairman Richard Ward, and the event was closed off with Wynyard’s special steak pie and a few more drinks.

Congratulations to the team from Harbro Electrical with Gordon Watson, overall winners on the day with a Stableford score of 100!

Congratulations to Harbro Electrical with guest player Gordon Watson as overall winners of the day’s competition.

Below you can find some photos of the event which raised funds for HUST and to support community initiatives, and a video with HUFC’s Player of the Century Ritchie Humphreys looking at his work with the PFA.

Some of the Pools Legends who supported the event.
Ritchie Humphreys takes some time out to speak with HUST.
Thanks to Jamie Blake for video editing.

HUST would like to thank all of the ex-players and managers for their support for the event:

Adam Boyd, John Brackstone, Ben Clark, Stephen Flockett, Kevin Henderson, Marty Hewitt, Ritchie Humphreys, Alan Murray, Mike Smithies, Paul Stephenson, Mark Tinkler, and the event’s very special guest speaker Gordon ‘Flash’ Watson.

Thank you to our main sponsors Bristol Street Motors Hyundai, Peterlee; to Andy Wilson and Ron Harnish for arranging this fantastic event; to the volunteers who supported the day, Angie Marchant, Audrey MacDonald, Keith MacDonald; to Seaton Carew Golf Club for the kind donation of a four ball golf round (which was won by Ritchie Humphreys’ PFA team); to Lynx Golf, Hot Potato Comedy Club, Napoli Woodfired Pizza and Esker Spirits for generous raffle prize donations, and to Fen Scott for the loan of the PA equipment.

We already have next year’s event booked so reserve 22nd May 2020 in your diary and get in touch if you’d like to enter a team. More details to follow in due course.