Corporate Golf North East Event

Thursday 8th October

Linden Hall Championship Course, Northumberland

With social distancing certain to be part of the new normal the way in which companies interact both internally and externally by getting involved in charity events is evolving.  With that in mind, the golf course remains a safe environment to relax and build relationships.  In line with the current pandemic we have updated our policy to assure our clients your safety is a priority and you can find our covid-secure guidelines here.
Join us for the North East England qualifying event of Business Fours, the national business golf tournament.
Perfect for any companies in Newcastle, Sunderland, Tees Valley, Durham and beyond.
Teams of four will take part in the stableford tournament and your team can be made up of colleagues, clients or business connections.
Come along and play in support of your chosen charity and take home our winning donation for your cause.



supported by our corporate partners:


1030:  Arrival- Registration, Light Brunch and Networking
1100 – 1130:  Driving Range Warm Up
1130:  Tee Off, Stableford Tournament.
1600-1700:  Drinks Reception
1700:  2 Course Meal & Prize Presentation

Companies we work with


The Business Fours Corporate North East event provides the opportunity to make new connections in a relaxed environment on the golf course.  Teams of four come along to the event and your team can be made up of colleagues, clients or business connections.  You can play together or be split up for networking purposes depending on your preference but most teams tend to split up.

The format will be a 4 ball aggregate Stableford i.e. the combined Stableford score of the 4 members of your team will be your score.  There are no maximum handicaps for players with an official club handicap but a maximum of 18 will be allocated to those without.


Throughout the 2020 season of Business Fours, England’s National business golf tournament we are maintaining our commitment to donating 10% of revenue to charity and this will be donated to the chosen charity of the overall winning team.

All golfers and companies getting involved will be encouraged to fundraise for their chosen charities in the build up to the events and we’ll have charity fundraising activities on the day.  Our events have raised over £150,000 for charity and it is a great opportunity to fundraise for your chosen charity in advance of the events and with any luck you might win our donation.


Prizes will also be on offer for the best 4-ball on the day as well as nearest the pin, longest putt and longest drive competitions.  Players will have the chance to win £2,500 for their chosen charity should they hit a hole in one at the Corporate Golf North East event.

The North East event is one of four qualifiers we have ahead of the national final which is being held at the Priory Golf Resort on the Championship Course where a hole in one will win your charity £10,000.

The highest 5 Stableford scoring teams from the Corporate Golf North East event will qualify for the national final.

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  • "Business Fours was a fantastic event. It provided an excellent platform to meet new connections in a relaxed and fun environment. Thoroughly enjoyable day!"

    David Coutts
    David Coutts Anderson Strathern
  • "Everything ran like clockwork on the day.  A great way to do BD with the added element of healthy competition."

    Robert McNab
    Robert McNab Anderson Strathern, Solicitor
  • "A very enjoyable day and good chance to network."

    Murdo McHardy
    Murdo McHardy Hampden & Co
  • "I had a blast start to finish even with the weather and met some cracking people. The day was brilliantly organsied."

    Gareth Hall Gibson Kerr LLP
  • "I really enjoyed the format and it was a nice opportunity to meet up with other local businesses in an informal setting."

    Adrian Witherow
    Adrian Witherow Edinburgh Airport
  • "Great event and opportunity to network on the golf course whilst still promoting your company's brand as a team."

    Ross MacNish
    Ross MacNish Brewin Dolphin
  • "Good mix of business contacts; good golf course; good food; really good format that gets you speaking with new contacts in a relaxed setting"

    Scott Hunter
    Scott Hunter Turcan Connell
  • "Really good opportunity to meet new contacts in a relaxed environment."

    Nick Gilmore
    Nick Gilmore Edinburgh Airport
  • "Thanks again for a great day.  Although we didn’t quite have enough to make it through to the final all the team had a great day and thoroughly enjoyed it and we look forward to trying again next year!"

    Andrew Parker
    Andrew Parker Arch Henderson
  • " Business Fours is a great way to meet new people. I would love to see the event grow and I was very impressed with the charity work."

    Martin Fisher
    Martin Fisher SEC Glasgow

Being Held At Linden Hall Championship Golf Course, Northumberland

Register Your Interest

Waterstons Business Fours Team

Name: Steve Williams – Head of Mergers and Acquisitions
Handicap: N/A  (I was minded to say ‘my 4 iron.’)
Home Club: N/A
Favourite Golfing Memory: Floodlit golf in a California evening, while drinking 1961 Rioja Gran Reserva. It’s a long story…
Favourite Golf course: Machrihanish. It’s a long golf course…
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Interesting networking, developing relationships

Name: Jeffrey Long –  M&A Team Lead (London)
Handicap: 18
Home Club: Finchley Golf Course
Favourite Golfing Memory: My first golfing weekend away with my Dad at the Drakensburg Champagne Sports Resort.
Favourite Golf course: Leopard Creek, South Africa
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: I am recently getting back into golf after not having played for almost 10 years and  I love networking with like-minded professionals – this seemed a great opportunity to combine the two.

Brewin Dolphin Business Fours Team

Name/Job Title: Gary Fawcett, Divisional Director – Senior Investment Manager
Handicap: 19
Home Club:  Close House
Favourite Golfing Memory:  Although nerve wracking, taking part in my first CHUF Celebrity Charity Golf Day having only started playing four months prior! 😊
Favourite Golf course:  Apart from Close House (!) it’s a close tie between Kingsbarns and Monte Rei
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To help raise desperately needed funds for charities at such a challenging time

Name/Job Title: Gary Welford, Investment Manager
Handicap:  14
Home Club: Rockcliffe
Favourite Golfing Memory:Summer 1997. 36 Holes per day with a Chip Butty and half pint of orange & water in between rounds.
Favourite Golf course: Hunley Hall Golf Club – Morgans Course.
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To support local charities during an incredibly difficult year.

Name/Job Title: James Carrick, Associate Portfolio Manager
Handicap: 2o
Home club: Close House
Favourite golfing memory: On a truly awful wet day, seeing my mate’s club fly out of his hands down the fairway leaving the ball sat on the tee. Then, after hitting the ball (finally) walk down the fairway towards his ball, decide to attempt to jump over a small puddle, slip back into the puddle, landing on his rear end and then mutter the words, “I hate this (bleep)-ing game!” 😃
Favourite golf course: Heritage Golf Club Mauritius
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To help provide much needed support to charities that have suffered so much this year

Name/Job Title: Tom Smith, Investment Manager
Handicap: 18
Home club: Close House
Favourite golfing memory: Making my Grandfather proud of my swing
Favourite golf course: Bamburgh Castle Golf Club
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To help and support others

Mazars Business Fours Team

Name/Job Title: Craig Maxwell, Partner
Handicap: 18
Home Club: N/A
Favourite Golfing Memory: Playing my first competitive match in the senior team while still a junior, was 5 down after 9 and won 2 and 1.
Favourite Golf course: Auchterarder
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Game of golf for a good cause, why not!?


Name/Job Title: Neil Munro, Director
Handicap:  22
Home Club: Dullatur
Favourite Golfing Memory: Every time I get a drive away at the first when there is an audience
Favourite Golf course: Amarilla Golf Tenerife/Glenbervie
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Making up the numbers??

Name/Job Title: Keith Marshall, Director
Handicap: 18
Home Club: N/A
Favourite Golfing Memory: Fresh air shot on the first tee at the Burgess in front of 50 people
Favourite Golf course: Turnhouse – almost a hole in one (only 2 inches out)
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: For a great Charity!

Name/Job Title: Ross MacKenzie, Partner
Handicap:  22
Home Club: Williamwood
Favourite Golfing Memory: Playing a ProAm at Turnberry Ailsa with client Walter Johnston and pro Ross Drummond..announced on to the tee…in front of a crowd hit my drive… high in the air ..ball landed 10 yards away.
Favourite Golf course: Kingsbarns
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Meet people

Village Hotel Club Business Fours Team

Name/Job Title: Jamie Stevens, Regional General Manager
Handicap: 10
Home Club: Mar Hall
Favourite Golfing Memory: Hole in one at Stirling Golf Course aged 16. Total Hysteria!  Sandy Lyle’s Bunker shot on 18 at Augusta in 1987
Favourite Golf course: Loch Lomond
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: to promote Village Hotels

Name/Job Title: Anthony Adams, Manager, Morrison Utility Services
Handicap: 18
Home Club: Mar Hall
Favourite Golfing Memory: Playing mybest round at Old Course Villamoura 2016
Favourite Golf course: The Kings Course Gleneagles
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To win back our 2017 Title!

Name/Job Title: Michael, Personal Banking Manager
Handicap: 4
Home Club: Marhall GC
Favourite Golfing Memory: Being at St Andrews on the Mondaywhen the tournament was extended. What a day it was.
Favourite Golf course: Trump Aberdeen
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To have the opportunity to support a fantastic charity incentive, what better way to ‘Do good, feel good’. Thank you for having me.

Name/Job Title: Gary Lyle, Associate
Handicap: 6
Home Club: Earl of Mar
Favourite Golfing Memory: Getting a 69
Favourite Golf course: Trump International
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: An opportunity to meet other individuals and to possibly provide professional services.

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