We have heard today from a former member of the club, Howard Woolgar, that his dad Lawrence, aged 92, has just passed away. Lawrence was a member of the golf club for nearly 40 years, only resigning his membership due to ill health about six or seven years ago.
His son Brian and his daughter Pauline were both Club champions in their time as members.
For anyone who knew Lawrence, his funeral is next thursday the 19th February, 9.30 at the South Shields Crematorium and afterwards at the South Shields Golf Club.
Our sympathies go to Howard, Brian and Pauline and their families at this sad time.