This scheme invites club members affiliated to the Durham County Golf Union, to become a 'County Member' for only £4.00 per year by Standing Order, or a Life Member for £40 by cheque. (Please note that the DCGU no longer accepts annual payments of £4 by any other means than a standing order for new membership applications).
Each year a paid up member will receive a copy of the County Members Handbook in March, jam packed with of all sorts of information from results of all County Competitions and Team Matches from the year before to a comprehensive list of all fixtures for the coming year and much more.
For a full list of all paid up County Members in Durham County please go to the County Members page.
Additionally, all County Members in good standing shall, at the discretion of the County Members Committee, be entitled to compete in any competition or seasonal meeting arranged for County Members, on payment of the appropriate fee.
There are six County Members meetings per year which include four pairs betterball competitions and two salvers which are singles events. All are stableford events with appropriate handicap allowances given for each competition format.
Places at these events are much sought after and sell out very quickly, so County Members are advised to enter early using the forms in the centre of their handbook or risk disappointment.
As well as prize vouchers being presented to competition winners and those in the top places (number dependent on size of entry) the winners of of the Spring and Autumn Salvers will be presented with a Salver which is kept on display at their home club until the following year.
Golfers can buy DCGU branded merchandise as reduced prices as a benefit of being a current County Member. Please see the Merchandise page which shows the reduce price paid by County members. Some merchandise should also be available for sale at County members Competitions but it is best to order via the County Secretary in advance.
County membership is obtained by the completion of an Application Form which should be returned to the County Secretary. Forms must be signed by your Club Secretary otherwise it will not be accepted and be accompanied by cheque for £40 for Life Membership, unless the standing order instruction at the bottom of the form is completed for the purpose of annual payment.
Special County Members ties are also available for a subsidised cost of only £7.99 and can be ordered directly from the County Secretary. The County Secretaries contact details can be found at the top of the home page.
Please note that membership of the County Member scheme does NOT confer attendance or voting rights at any meeting of the Union. All memberships are regularly reviewed, and the committee reserves the right to revoke or deny membership without explanation.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SINCE APRIL 2020, THE COUNTY MEMBERS GREEN FEE PRIVILEGE SCHEME HAS BEEN BE REMOVED FROM THE COUNTY MEMBERSHIP BOOKLET. THIS BENEFIT WILL INSTEAD BE INCORPORATED INTO THE NEW COUNTY CARD SCHEME THAT ALL CLUB MEMBERS IN DURHAM WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AS A BENEFIT OF THE ANNUAL AFFILIATION FEE THAT THEY ALREADY PAY TO THE DCGU VIA THEIR CLUB MEMBERSHIP.