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Thank You!

Our Ryder Cup promotion was a great success and we would like to thank all of our members for their participation and continued support.

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Raffle drawn by Chris Smithwhite, manager of American Golf Sunderland:

Congratulations to Chris Simpson

1st Prize winner of a Yonex Golf Bag

England and Durham cricketer



visited the range recently, seen here with range owner Chris Pope - to try out some new clubs.

It was very interesting to see that he hits a golf ball nearly as far as a cricket ball!

Local Champion

Rebecca McGinley


Sunderland Golf Centre

Article from The Northern Golfer


See Photos from the Day in the Gallery


Thank you!

To the 119 members who participated in the recent Masters competition.

Here are the 10 lucky winners of the free prize draw:

There are 10 golf prizes of golf balls/gloves/caps.

Each winner is invited to come and collect on a first come first served basis.

Please join us in extending best wishes to Andrew Mair - Master Professional of the European Golf Teachers Federation,

who is retiring from Sunderland Golf Centre on 19th September.

We would like to thank Andrew for all his hard work throughout the years he’ll be greatly missed by colleagues & customers alike.

A personal message from Andrew Mair:

Coaching Announcement

Dear Member

After over 48years in the golf industry I have decided to start taking life a bit easier, and so I will be leaving Sunderland Golf Centre on 19th September 2017.

I have enjoyed my six years at the driving range, meeting many people using the range some becoming good friends.

I’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank Chris Pope and his team, for all their help over the last six years. Chris took on an ailing business and has

worked tirelessly to improve the golf driving range and I’m sure he will continue to do so for many years to come.

I will continue to visit the range from time to time, hopefully I will see some of you if you are around.

Best Wishes

Andrew Mair

Our recent promotion celebrating 5000+ Members was a great success!

The 10 raffle prizes won by participating members are listed below:

One hour coaching lesson - Dave Brown (m/ship 77)

Callaway Cap - Anthony Walton (5113)

Nike Cap - Iain Gilchrist (810)

Taylormade Visor - Mirek Godlewski (1156)

Callaway Bag Towel - Jonathan Maxwell (2356)

6 Callaway Balls - Jason Olds (1066)

6 Callaway Balls - Michael Wiblin (5050)

6 Callaway Balls - Cliff English (1480)

Fazer Shoe Bag - Norman Maccoy (88)

Score Card Holder - Andy Hind (37)

We would like to thank all of our members for their participation and thanks again to American Golf for their donations of prizes.


Also thanks go to Alex Aspinall, manager of the American Golf store at Sunderland for making the draw.

Thank you for taking coaching lessons from our coaches at Sunderland Golf Centre. We appreciate your business.


The lesson(s) must be completed within 6 months of the date of issue of any voucher.


You are purchasing this lesson/voucher directly from the coach named who is going to deliver the lessons, and it is not transferable within

Sunderland Golf Centre, who are not responsible for the delivery of the lessons or for any refunds which may be applicable.


All coaching lessons include 50 range balls

A Great Comment from One of Our Members about Sunderland Golf Centre

''At my place 83p for 25 or 50 during happy hour, which is 9.00 to 11.00 weekdays & 5.00 to 6.00 weekends, provided you top up your card with 1,500 balls for £50. Decent quality balls & great mats. Happy hour is like a retirees' social club. Go there, hit a few balls, have a coffee & a chat.

I can spend most of the morning there. It's attached to an American Golf, but run separately, so I can browse the stock while I'm there too.

I'm there most mornings if I'm not playing.''

Important Changes to Our Membership Terms & Conditions

We regret that we need to make a small change to our membership terms and conditions.

Cards acquired upon first registration are provided on a discounted or 'free' basis, but we cannot continue to replace cards at the current rate without making an appropriate charge.

From Monday 13th November there will be a £10.00 fee to replace lost or damaged cards.

For Full Details Click Below

Membership Terms and Conditions

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Call: 0191 516 8600    Email: info@sunderlandgolfcentre.co.uk    or Call In and Book at Reception


PGA Teaching Professional at SGC

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Greg Jobling has been with the Sunderland Golf Centre on a part-time basis since February 2018 and has now come onboard as a Full Time PGA Teaching Professional.

Greg turned Professional in 2013 and has coached previously at Close House GC, Durham City & Whitburn before moving to Sunderland Golf Centre.

He is a friendly and enthusiastic coach to all abilities of golfer and strives to improve your golf game in both technical and mental capacities.

Greg uses video analysis to provide instant feedback and clear instruction, along with post-lesson screen casts and notes for you to refer back to whenever you need it!

His lessons are simple and constructive and will always help you leave your lesson feeling confident about any changes that have been implemented and with a clear idea of the path ahead to lowering your scores and enjoying your game!

If you see him on the range,

stop by and say hello!


PGA Qualified Golf Professional

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PGA Qualified Golf Professional Gary Shipley was the Head Coach at George Washington Golf Club for

9 years until 2018 and has now moved on to progress his coaching.

Gary coaches all levels of players in all aspects of the game from psychology, to method, from nutrition to course management.

In his early career his reputation as a golf coach spread quickly and as such he gained extensive coaching skills through coaching golfers from beginners to professionals as well as County Teams in Surrey, Berkshire, Essex and Kent.

Here, in the North East, Gary was instrumental in developing the Golf Academy at Gateshead College and has also worked with England Golf , Universities, Colleges and schools to develop all levels of players.

“I still get a huge amount of satisfaction when a player comes back after a lesson and says that he or she has improved and that they are now enjoying playing golf again.”

He is still motivated to continually learn and improve his own personal performance and knowledge in order to improve the playing ability of all his clients.

Lesson Prices

One Hour - £40  /  Block of 3 Lessons - £99

30 Minute - £30  /  Block of 3 Lessons - £75

(50 Range Balls Included in Every Lesson)


Greg Jobling

PGA Teaching Professional

Chris Pope

Owner of Sunderland Golf Centre

Gary Shipley

PGA Qualified Golf Professional

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Summer Opening Times

From Monday 26th March we will be closing 1 hour later on weekdays

MONDAY - FRIDAY: 9.00am - 9.00pm

SATURDAY: 9.00am - 7.00pm   &   SUNDAY: 10.00am - 7.00pm

Please Note: Last balls are 30 minutes before closing time