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Alnmouth (Foxton) Ladies

JOURNAL Qualifier and Silver Medal: L Keen 83-12-71 (Better back nine). Bronze Medal: R Hopkinson 95-24-71.

Percy Cup Knockout: P Daymont, hole in one at the eighth. Nine Hole winner: M Kilkenny 21pts.

Alnmouth (Foxton)

ARCHIBALD Lamp: 81-17-64 H Little; 84-19-65 B Heppell; 90-24-66 A Cockerill; 71-5-66 J Stevenson; 81-15-66 M Armstrong; 91-24-67 J Hammill.

Mixed Greensomes Open : 40pts (on countback) Mr and Mrs D Finney; 40 R Forbister and J Nixon (Wearside); 40 Mr Wilkinson and Mrs Macdonald; 37 Mr and Mrs I Clough (Alnmouth); 37 Mr and Mrs A Pennington (Tynemouth).

Mrs Diane Lillie holed in one at the eighth and Ken Bell also had an ace at the 11th.

Alnmouth Village Ladies

JOURNAL Qualifier and Medal: 1 Barbara Biesterfield 103-35=68; 2 Prue Smith 88-16=72 (on back nine from) 3 Hilary Buckley 97-25=72 (Barbara Clark and Eileen Meek also 72).

Alnmouth Village

CROFT Cup: 80-14-66 C Simcoe; 78-11-67 S Forman; 78-11-67 AW Stephenson; 93-25-68 D Fairbairn; 85-15-70 D Trotter; 76-6-70 N Holden; 74-3-71 RI Campbell.

Alnwick Castle

PLAYING in the CIU Division One qualifier held over the Alnwick course last Saturday, Mark Hodgson holed his tee shot at the fourth hole. It was a double celebration for Mark as he became a grandad on the same day.

The following day was annual charity day in aid of The British Heart Foundation which raised £360.

The Alnwick ladies were out in force once again encouraging golfers to part with their cash for the very worthy cause by way of a huge tombola table and a mega raffle.

The entry money from the golf competition was also added to make up the total raised on the day.

The winner of the men’s competition was Smith who saw his handicap cut by two shots from 14 to 12 by virtue of his winning net 66 round, probably one of the best scores of the season so far.

In second place in consecutive weeks and a full three shots behind was Steve Barron. In third was Joe Henderson, who beat his father into fourth place on countback. Also with a net 70 was young Jack Friar, a five handicapper who is starring in both the junior and men’s league teams this season.

The senior men vied for the Mick Hubbard Trophy in midweek and top of the over 50s was John Pentleton with 36 stableford points, with Peter Smith runner-up and Ian Tate in third spot.

Unfortunately a late charge by Lawrie Stewart who parred the last five holes only succeeded in lifting him into fourth. The members all send best wishes to club chairman Mick for a speedy recovery following his recent operation.

Sadly it has to be reported that there are five sombreros for sale after the Alnwick team were dumped out of The Daily Mail competition by a superior Durham City team and will therefore not be heading to Spain for the finals.

Better luck next year lads, very well done for getting so far and who knows, with a home draw the result may have been so different.

British Heart Foundation: 1 K Smith 80-14=66; 2 S Barron 76-07=69; 3 J Henderson 75-5=70 (on countback).

Mick Hubbard Seniors Trophy: 1 J Pentleton 36pts; 2 P Smith 34pts; 3 I Tate 33pts.

CIU Div One(Q): Best Net: A Snaith 85-18=67. Best Gross: M Dodds 81.

All members are reminded that the next social event is the Kangarila Golf and Karaoke night on Saturday, July 2, featuring the return of Duy Lam’s famous eastern cuisine.

Full details on the club noticeboard soon.

Alnwick Castle Ladies

MEDAL/Journal Q: 1 A Provost 94-22=72; 2 G Gordon 91-14=77; 3 L Tate 98-19=79.

Heart Foundation: 1 M Long 36pts; 2 S Brown 27pts; 3 M Hately 26pts.

Bamburgh Castle Ladies

NICKY Rose crowned her year as Captain of Bamburgh Castle Ladies by breaking the course record which had stood for 17 years.

Her par score of 70-6=64 not only won her the coveted Runciman Cup but broke the existing record by one shot. Congratulations to Nicky.

Runciman Cup: Winner: Nicky Rose 70-6=64; R/U: Jill Archer 88-20=68. CSS 70.

Bamburgh

THE Runciman Cup on Saturday produced the lowest scoring of the season with 61 ,62 and 63 the first three placings.

Details: 72-11-61 J Nixon; 65-3-62 J Moffet sen; 76-13-63 M Punton; 80-15-65 G Magnay; 67-1-66 P Sanderson; 77-11-66 R Taylor; 76-9-67 K Richardson. CSS 68.

Ladies: 70-6-64 N Rose.

Dunstanburgh Castle

JACK Carss Memorial Trophy: G Rycroft 80-14-66; P Broome 83-15-68; P Kingsland 77-8-69; R Carr 88-18-70; D Gilroy 73-3-70.

Dunstanburgh Castle Ladies

EWGA and County Medal, Sutherland Qualifier and Journal Qualifier: 1 Dorothy Wilkinson 93-15=78 ( Journal Qualifier); 2 Joan Watson 105-26-79; 3 Susan Rayner 104-24=80.

Percy Wood Seniors

GEORGE Nicholson Four Club Strokeplay Trophy (May 31): 1 Bob Nicholson 84-14=70; 2 John Raine 96-20=76; 3 Jack Maitland 99-23=76; 4 Bill Falcus 97-21=76.

Percy Wood Seniors played their friendly match against Warkworth on Wednesday. In almost gale conditions, the home team of Warkworth won by five matches to one.

Percy Wood Ladies

JARVIS Trophy (June 2): 1 Hazel Rutter 97-24-73; 2 June Ormston 103-27-76; 3 Hilary Birkmyre 109-32-77.

Rothbury

LADIES Open: 1 Anne Spence and Norma Povey 37pts; 2 Judy Crosby and Hilda Harris 37; 3 Siobhan Sheehy and Debbie Finch 34.

Longest Drive: Gay Penn. Nearest the pin: Linda Gibson.

June Stableford: 1 Nick Maguire 39; 2 David Wood 34; 3 Peter Edminson 34.

On Sunday, June 5, the popular format of a Texas Scramble saw the Arkle and SonsTrophy up for grabs.

The glorious weather of the previous days was replaced by cold and drizzle, however it did not dampen the scores.

In first place, the big hitting youngsters Paul Arkle, Darren Arkle, Andrew Richardson and Mark Dodd scored very well with a gross score of 59-2.5=56.5 followed in second place by Michael Arkle, Ian Arkle, Harry Hogg and Fen Smith with 64-4.6=59.4 and in third place the club captain and his team, Richard Wallhead, Brian White, Chris White and Dean Upton with 66-5.2=60.8

Seahouses Ladies

ON Sunday, the Lady Captain of Seahouses, Lynda Pinder, invited all the lady members, past members and guests to partake in her day.

After the competitions, everyone enjoyed a superb buffet meal and wine in the clubhouse, followed by the presentation of prizes.

Prizes were awarded as follows: 18-hole competition: 1 Lorraine Bewley 37pts; 2 Sue Hornsby 36pts; 3 Lynne Bannister 35pts on countback from Ros Anderson.

Nine-hole competition: 1 Margaret Marshall; 2 Shirley Baird; 3 Phyl Willett.

Nearest the pin prizes were won by Pauline Castle, Jan Allan and Denise Salisbury.

Longest drive was by Anne Nicholson and nearest the wobbly line was won by Betty Hogg.

The putting competition was won by Phyl Willett while Lorraine Bewley took the Past Captain’s Cup.

Warkworth Ladies

KILLIE Bowl (May 31): 1 B Fender & K Kilkenny 39pts on the back 9; 2 C Douglas & L Wraith 39pts.

Lady Captain’s Day: 1 M Punton 102-29=73; 2 A Robertson 108-34=74; 3 P Lewis 96-19=77.

Warkworth

A DOUBLE header from the Old Links last week as the successful invasion of Scotland on Friday to The Hirsel concluded with Michael Moyle coming to the boil in glorious weather to capture the Outing Trophy with 42pts.

The Augusta-like course with unknown hazards of trees and rivers levelled the bulk of the 72 invaders but Mick’s straight driving and cunning use of tree trunks left him two ahead of Mick Tweddell. Leftie Mick putted well on slower greens to edge out Sean Grainger by a single shot.

The Texas scramble in the morning was won by Stef White, the Lurcher, the Lurcher’s apprentice and Paul Brennan.

It was a great day out. Thanks to captain Gary and vice Davey and his laptop for their logistics management.

Scores: M Moyle 42pts; M Tweddell 40; S Grainger 39.

Team result: Five under gross: R Balmbra II, S White, L Ramsay, P Brennan.

The following day was the H Roberts Trophy and the pairs format was to the liking of Stu Pringle and Wayne Allan as their 39 points held off a chasing pack on 38.

A close contest was sealed with them holing out on the last to give Stu his second trophy in three weeks and a silverware first for Wayne.

The Wrigglesworth duo were second on back nines from captain and Steve Glass, Mark Nicholson and The Butler and finally S Modral and Daniel Moyles bandage.

Wooler

SUNDAY was the Wooler First School Trophy and it was Jamie Bissett who came out on top with 83-14-69 ahead of Gordon Brodie on 93-23-70. Third was James Spencer on 91-21-70 and Ian Moffat was fourth on 92-22-70.

That third place finish gave James Spencer the full 15 points in the order of merit and he now leads after four of the 12 rounds on 28 points. Geoff Tong is second on 22 with David Crisp and John Eccleston next on 21.

Entries for the Gents Open next Saturday to Stuart Lowrey on 07790 179937.

In the ladies section, the Open Pairs was won by P Jack and S Carruthers on 86-16.2-69.8, runners up were Ann Smithson and Pam Lowes on 96-25.8-70.2 and third were Heather Allan and Murial Allan on 88-17.6-70.4.

Winner of the Journal Qualifier was Heather Allan on 83-14-69 ahead of Di Sim on 80-10-70.

Susan Brown leads the ladies order of merit on 53pts ahead of Sheilagh Curle on 47 and Ann Smithson on 40.