Sun Protection


Sun Protection Accreditation

We at Seaham Golf Club proud to be recognised as a Sun Protection Accredited club, having signed up to the Slip! Slap! Swing! sun protection campaign for golf.

This summer, as part of our overall duty of care, we will be raising awareness of sun protection, offering advice on how to reduce the risk of skin cancer to all our members and staff.

We have joined a growing community of golf clubs who are taking the health of members seriously. Skin cancer is preventable, but is now at epidemic levels, so the question is if not, why not? If you wish to discuss this further, please speak to Lesley Johnson our Sun Pro Ambassador.

For sun protection tips and what to look out for when skin checking, visit
*subject to COVID restrictions

Sun Protection Statement

As a Sun Protection Accredited club, we have pledged to raise awareness of sun protection to our staff and members. Melanoma is one of the UK’s fastest rising cancers, mainly affecting those who spend lots of time outdoors without sun protection. The incidence in women has more than doubled, and for men tripled in the last 30 years.

​Between April to September you need to be aware of the risks of UV light and remember to follow these five rules when playing, working or spectating:

  1. Keep sunscreen (SPF30+), sunglasses, a hat and large umbrella in your summer kit bag.

  2. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before teeing off to ensure it is effective.

  3. Reapply sunscreen every two hours on sunny days, or around the 9th hole, using a sunscreen applicator to avoid a greasy grip!

  4. Use a chubby sunblock stick to protect lips, nose and ears.

  5. Check skin every month or so and if you spot any changes, visit your GP immediately.