Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs

Thonock Park Elsham Golf Club


About LUGC

The Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs devotes its resources to the administration of amateur golf in Lincolnshire.

Its work covers the assessment of courses for Course Rating and Slope Rating, the World Handicapping System, County Championships, inter-club matchplay events, junior and senior golf and provides advice and guidance on a wide range of golf related subjects.

You can source all the golf clubs in Lincolnshire affiliated to EnglandGolf and see fixtures and results of county matches and championships.

Additional Unions

Midland Golf Union
Lincolnshire Womens Golf Association

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I often wonder what avenues my life would have followed had I not discovered golf some 55+ years ago. Very different I’m sure and not for the better I guarantee. It has been a huge part of my life. My start in golf had humble beginnings at a small 9 hole course close to home. But I was lucky, what it lacked in holes it made up for in friendliness, the warmth of welcome and the characters who played there.

As a Junior without support, (my Mother and Father didn’t play at that time) and not knowing anyone at the club, it wasn’t without its obstacles. However golf had gripped me and along with a stubborn attitude I kept at it. It’s due to these early experiences that I strongly support England Golf’s ambitious plans to grow the game. It’s a game to be enjoyed and experienced by everyone.

To that end I shall be taking every opportunity and doing all I can as Lincolnshire President to assist both England Golf and Lincolnshire County Golf achieve their aims. And, I would encourage all of you to make yourselves familiar with these blueprints and programmes and give something back to golf, whether this is supporting the Juniors at your club through your time or a donation or sitting on the club committee and playing a much bigger part. I guarantee whatever you put in to this wonderful game you’ll get far more back. Try it.

Finally, please, if you do see me on my travels introduce yourself and let’s have a golf chat. I’m happy to listen and discuss any topic.

Have a great golfing season,








The Belton Park golfer shot a final-round of -4 to set up a three-way play-off with Welsh duo Tomi Bowen and James Ashfield. The 24-year-old held his nerve to win in the three-hole play-off as he made a birdie on the 2nd after hitting a 185-yard approach to five feet for birdie.

After the four days of action, Lincolnshire’s Hopkins said: “I had a very shaky third round. I had to dig deep just to shoot 3-over. I sat with a sandwich and just told myself to go back to the basics of breathing, routine and rhythm. I reminded myself that Royal Lytham isn’t a golf course you can take on. I said: “Stay patient and let the opportunities come to you.”
“I hit a three-wood to eight feet (on the 7th) and that’s when I knew I was playing well. As I walked to the 11th green, I saw a leaderboard and suddenly I knew I had a chance.”
With four top-10s already this year, including 3rd at the European Nations Cup in Sotogrande, Spain, he added: “I had a chance to win in Spain, it just didn’t work out but I learned a big lesson. You’ve got to get used to those feelings and understand how you react. I’m very proud that when I had another chance, I took it.”


2024 Senior's Matchplay Draw Sheet 3rd Round
2024 Senior's Consolation Match Play Pre-lim Round Draw

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England Golf announce Men’s Squad for 2024

England Golf have named a 14-player squad ahead of the new season with nine new names included.

Eliot Baker, Ben Brown, Will Hopkins, Charlie Crockett, Matthew Dodd-Berry, Zach Little and Mark Stockdale join the squad, with Sam Easterbrook and Tyler Weaver making the step up from the England Boys’ Squad.

England Golf Men’s Squad Manager, Gareth Jenkins, said: “We have a number of new faces this year who have impressed across various championships and we’re looking forward to the year ahead where the players will receive England Golf training sessions with support from world-class coaches, and feature in competitive opportunities around the world in 2024.”

Will Hopkins (Belton Park, Lincolnshire)

- Top-10 finishes at The Hal Williams Collegiate, The Johnnie-O at Sea Island and Tiger Intercollegiate (all USA)
- Part of the England team which won The R&A Men’s & Women’s Home Internationals
- Represented Lincolnshire at the English Men’s County Finals, where he was unbeaten in all six matches played
- Reached the quarter-finals of the English Men’s Amateur Championship before missing out through injury to eventual winner, Ben Brown
- Reached the last 16 of the R&A Amateur Championship.


England Golf Centenary Dinner & Awards 2024 - Freya Allen named Young Volunteer of the Year

12-year-old Freya Allen won the England Golf Young Volunteer of the Year award for 2024 at Tuesday’s England Golf Centenary Dinner & Awards at The Midland Manchester Hotel.

The Elsham Golf Club youngster has helped weekly with junior coaching at her club and Girls Golf Rocks as a Young Helper.

As a young golfer starting golf through Girls Golf Rocks in 2019, she was keen to be an ambassador and give back to younger golfers, and she went on to support the club’s two Girls Golf Rocks taster sessions alongside supporting the Girls Golf Rocks coaching blocks.

Freya supports around four hours of junior coaching and on-course activities weekly – in which she will proactively take registers, has come out of her comfort zone to deliver demonstrations, encourages and supports the juniors, and helps to pack away and tidy up.

She also supported with taking videos and photos during a Girls Golf Rocks session which was used to help promote the activity.

She holds excellent authority, as well as fantastic communication skills whilst demonstrating amazing leadership and professionalism.
After picking up her award, she said: “It means everything to me and I’m so proud of myself. It’s a great achievement – I don’t even know how to explain it!
“What I feel like I’ve learned, is that I can lead. The most rewarding thing has been seeing the kids having a good time and coming back every week. I enjoy doing warm-ups with them but I’ve seen some questionable star-jumps!
“I just want to get more people into the game. I think we need to get more girls into golf and we need to get golf into more schools.”
Freya’s message for anyone looking to pick up a club for the first time was: “Do it! Just go for it! I love it because it’s all about making friends and having a good time.”




Simon Richardson receiving the Anglian League 1st Team Salver from Peter Johns Anglian League Chairman



Seniors Captain Jez Woodcock with the Winning Team 



Lincolnshire Seniors Captain Jez Woodcock with the winning Team




Team: Sam Whitaker, Jack Diment, William Hopkins, Simon Richardson, Levi Desmond, Hugo Kedzlie, Matt Haynes.




William Hopkins 71 - 69 = 140 (-2)


County Seniors Team secured the Midlands East League 2023 title  REPORT 


England Golf Champion of Champions

Mens Result 

Levi Desmond 2023 Champion of Champions Winner

Read the interview with Levi

2024 County Fixtures 



                                   Adam Keogh Appointed Head Coach

The Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs has introduced a County Coaching structure, that includes County Men’s Squad, County Senior Players and an inclusive Junior Coaching Programme that gives a squad training process for promising players and helps young club golfers to develop their skills.

Adam Keogh will lead a team and develop a coaching programme to find the next generation of talented golfers through our pathway, to enable individuals to develop friendships, new skills and opportunities to compete on a county, regional and national level.

Since becoming a PGA member in 2013, Adam has developed his coaching skills to becoming one of the most renowned coaches in the region whilst also maintaining his own game to a high standard. Adam coaches golfers of all abilities, including complete beginners to elite amateurs and professionals. Adam’s the Lead Coach & Academy Manager at the England Golf Performance Centre. 


Live Competitions in progress

Rob Kedzlie England U18 selector

Tuesday 4th May 2021


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