SALTBURN Golf Club is determined to mark its 125th year in style.

Following the appointment of Charlie Bell as its new president, Saltburn has made some notable changes with a review of the club’s policies and procedures in a bid for greater sustainability.

One of the club’s main objectives is to provide the best golfing experience in the region by making improvements on the course and to the practice facilities.

A statement from Saltburn read: “The club welcomes the public to visit our newly renovated facilities for food and drinks. The club is also an excellent event venue for get togethers and special occasions.”

It continued: “A new club website was launched only a few days ago which showcases what the club has to offer in all its visual glory. Combined with a focus on highly targeted digital marketing we aim to attract new members, new visitors and increase use of the club’s recently renovated function facilities.”

THE Durham County Junior Girls’ Elite Coaching Squad is shaping up for a new programme after receiving some generous support.

Digital Office Solutions have earned an enviable reputation in the North-East for quality and value for money and are delighted to support the squad as part of their ongoing sponsorship work within the local community.

The girls will have nine full days of coaching over the year. They have four hours of coaching in the morning with Andrew Nicholson and Andrew Betts.

The focus of the coaching is holistic and individualised. It will support every aspect of the girls’ golf from putting, chipping, wedge play, general swing mechanics and on course strategy.

Each pair has one of the senior County ladies with them to advise and support. All the coaching will be at Wynyard.

A CHARITY day hosted by Sir AP McCoy OBE at Rockliffe Hall raised £4620 for the Injured Jockeys Fund.

Alan Shearer CBE, Sean Quinlan and Andrew Thornton were among some of the golfers taking part in the event, which was won with an impressive 103 points by Graeme Preston, Ryan Thompson, Phil Martin and Malcolm Walker from the Brian Ellison Racing Club in Malton, North Yorkshire.

Jack Berry MBE, vice president of the Injured Jockeys Fund, also attended the event and a number of former jockeys who have benefited from the charity.

Eamonn Elliott, chief executive at Rockliffe Hall, said: “The sun shone for us and everyone had a fantastic day while raising much needed funds for a very worthy cause.

“It was a pleasure to host this important event with so many big names taking part.”