Sunderland AFC Former Players Association
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Cock Of The North Golf Challenge September 2017

The 2017 Cock of the North was again sponsored by GB Rail Freight with the George Washington Mercure Hotel and Golf Club giving the players ‘courtesy of the course’ and providing the competition prizes. The very generous​ support given by these two organisations is greatly appreciated by everyone who took part.

The event went ahead despite heavy rain and it is a credit to the Golf Course staff that they made play possible.

All the teams taking part scored well which ensured a ‘tight finish’. Middlesbrough just held on to win by 90 points to Sunderland’s 89.

Afterwards the Sunderland Former Players presented the George Washington Club with an original artwork by  their Honorary Member, Brian Tinmouth, to commemorate their inaugural golf event – The SFPA Annual Golf Day which had been played on the course on Friday 14th July. The artwork also carried the signatures of all the Sunderland players who took part in the inaugural event.

Teams 

On the collage starting at the top (L-R) Teams are as follows:-

Newcastle Former Players led by Alan Shoulder (second from left).

 

Top centre is Durham County Cricket Club led by Geoff Cook (third from left)

 

Top right is Carlisle United Former Players led by Billy Raffert (on extreme right)

 

Second row extreme left is Sunderland Former Players trying to hide Gordon Armstrongs muddy trousers Ooops! :)

 

Central image – Sunderland Former Players comprising (L-R)

Winston Young, Ritchie Pitt, Gordon Armstrong, Jim Montgomery, Dick Malone.

 

Second row extreme right York City Former Players led by Joe Neenan (left of picture)

 

Third row (extreme left) is the winning team (Middlesbrough Former Players) featuring (L-R) Malcolm Smith, Pat Cuff, Alec Smith and Graham Hedley.

 

Third row (extreme right) is the Hartlepool United Former Players team of (L-R ) Jimmy Shoulder, Billy Ward, Ron Young and Terry Ward

 

Bottom row comprises on extreme left – Newcastle players playing approach shots. 

 

Remaining images are the Sunderland team 'putting out!'

 

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