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Club Captains: Craig Turner- and Cameron Jones

Home course: Brancepeth Castle Golf Club

Trials dates 2019: tbd

The Durham University golf club (DUGC) consists of 4 competitive teams who compete in the BUCS leagues on Wednesdays throughout term time. In addition to this, elite players are supported financially to compete in the BUCS individual tour, where the best university players compete on some of the best courses in the UK.




BUCS League

2016/17 Finish

Rough Handicap Range

First team

Cameron Jones

Premier north


+4 to 1

Second team

Andrew Nolan

Northern 1A


1 to 5

Third Team

Peter Spriggs

Northern 2B


5 to 7

Fourth team

Hayden Salt

Northern 2B


7 to 12

Alongside the BUCS programme, we also have annual friendly fixtures against Formby and Ganton as well as an end of season tour to Royal St Georges and Rye for the 1st and 2nd team. In addition to this, we are in the process of setting up annual matches with Royal Mid Surrey and St Andrews which would give more opportunity for our players to play at some outstanding courses.

As an elite sport, members of the University’s top two squads are able to access our Elite Athlete Support Programme (EASP) which is designed to support the very best student athletes who are aspiring to achieve their optimum playing level whilst gaining one of the best academic degrees in the country.

Services available within the EASP include:

•Professional coaching structures

•Performance and individual technique video analysis

•Personalised, sport specific strength and conditioning programmes and fitness support

•Access to sport psychology support

•Enhanced access to physiotherapy and injury prevention support

•Access to a comprehensive pre-season, term-time and summer season training programme

•Enhanced lifestyle and time management support / mentoring for selected athletes

•Personalised nutritional guidance seminars and additional nutritional information

Below is an outline of the week as a DUGC member.








Strength and Conditioning

Range session

BUCS match


Strength and Conditioning

Golf at Brancepeth

Golf at Brancepeth



Usually morning tee time


Usually afternoon

Usually afternoon

Compulsory for 1st team.

Encouraged for other teams

Compulsory for all players playing in a team the next day

All teams

Compulsory for 1st team.

Encouraged for other teams

Open to anyone to organise a tee time and play

Open to anyone to organise a tee time and play

DUGC has a vibrant social scene with over 35 members and is a great club to join if you want to play high quality golf and meet like-minded individuals to have a good time with. Please do not hesitate to email any of the captains if you have any questions.