Meet the Professionals



Alan has been associated with the Ponteland Golf Club for many years; first of all as a Junior and Senior member, and then as Assistant Professional. He left in 1969 to take over as Professional at Westerhope Golf Club, then returned in 1989 as Head Professional at Ponteland.

Alan is certainly well respected in the area as a golfer and a successful teaching Professional. He guarantees an excellent service to both members and non-members of the club.

The Professional Shop is well worth a visit, whether playing or passing by through Ponteland. Alan prides himself on providing only high quality golfing products and has an extensive range of golf equipment, clothing and accessories to satisfy the needs of golfers at all levels. The best prices can always be found with Alan so it should be the first place any golfer should look when looking for new equipment!

For enquiries, phone the Professional’s Shop on Tel: 01661 822689. Extension 2



Richard, a long serving member of the club through the Junior, Men and County teams, and currently enjoys his role as the Club’ Assistant Professional and is also a fully qualified member of the PGA.

Whilst developing his own golf skills he has taken a highly active role at the club with teaching, administration and development. Richard is becoming increasingly busy with lessons,

Richard has been heavily involved in the development of the Junior Squad Players. His latest project has been the new Junior Members Club.

 Along side his role at the club, Richard also competes nationally and internationally in Profesional events. Playing on NE/NW PGA and North Region PGA circuits he has had wins in Pro-Ams as well as his recent biggest win being the Harold Lees Trophy at Dore & Totley in Sheffield. Richard is gaining experience in even more skilled fields playing on the EuroPro Tour competing in events up and down the country. We wish him all the very best!