AROUND THE GOLF CLUBS

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Alnwick

IT was Cyril Jobson, fresh from a week away from the winter league, who stormed home to take the final round of this season’s competition, a full five points clear of John Pentleton and Kenny Boyd, who could only be separated on countback for second and third places.

And just to confirm, Steve Barron is the runaway winner of the 2010/11 winter league by a full 19 points. It must be some kind of a record but it will be checked with Eddy the archivist.

One-time leader Kevin Murphy held on to second place.

Full overall results will be posted in the clubhouse.

Winter League (Sunday): 1 C W Jobson 42pts; 2 J Pentleton 37pts(on back 9); 3 K Boyd 37pts.

Winter League overall result: 1 S Barron 78pts; 2 K Murphy 59pts.

This Sunday sees the end of the winter programme with the traditional three-man Texas Scramble.

The AGM will be held on Friday, March 25, at 7.30pm in the clubhouse.

A quiz night will be held on Saturday, April 2. Full details from the clubhouse or visit the website at www.alnwickgolfclub.co.uk

Percy Wood

ANOTHER good attendance in the latest round of the Seniors Winter Eclectic Competition.

This week’s winner was Trevor Rutter using all his experience to take the honours in what turned out to be a very tight finish.

Results: 1 T Rutter 26pts; 2 N Mason 25; 3 A Fisher 25; 4 P Dawson 25.

A sad event last week was the funeral of James ‘Robbo’ Robinson. Many members attended, as Robbo’s individual character was very much admired throughout the Seniors section and he will be greatly missed.

The previous week, there was another reasonable attendance on a bright March morning in the latest round of the Seniors Winter Eclectic competition. Not for the first time this season, Gary Cowman took the honours. Results: 1 Gary Cowman 27pts; 2 Colin Wilson 26; 3 Bill Falcus 26; 4 Trevor Rutter 26.

Warkworth

THE John Gray Claret Jug awaited the winner of the winter championship last weekend at the Old Links and a large field of more than 60 golfers tried their hand.

There was certainly no going Dutch as Stu Holland led the field with a three under 63 nett which could have been lower if three putts did not tulip out.

He held off a strong quartet on nett 64s which comprised Nev Butler, Les ‘Phineas’ Graves, J Allison and the metronome-like Stef White.

There was no two clubs so the bumper pot will carry over for the next singles competition, which is the much-coveted Whittle Trophy in two weeks’ time.

The summer course comes into play this week and the extensive winter greens programme will be there for all to see and enjoy including Lord Percy’s folly behind the first green.

Scores: S Holland 75-12=63; N Butler 76-12=64; L Graves 76-12=64; J Allison 73-9=64; S White 73-9=64. (Back nines).

Wooler

DAVE Hall took first place in the final round of the Henry Curry Winter League to sneak second place overall.

Final standings are Geoff Tong on 77pts, Dave Hall on 57 with Geoff Brown third on 56.

A reminder that the Captain’s Drive In is on Saturday, March 26, 12.30 for 1pm.