AROUND THE GOLF CLUBS

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Alnmouth (Foxton)

THERE was an excellent entry of 168 for Saturday’s Captain’s Day with results as follows:

Stableford: 43pts A Turvey; 42 S Common; 40 D Blades.

Juniors: 1 C Lawn; 2 J Van’thoff. Longest drive: under 13, M Carss; 13 and over 13, D Leath.

Nearest the pin: 5th A Craigs; 8th S Taylor; 11th I Wort; 17th R Fielding; 18th (in two) M Douglas.

Alnmouth (Foxton) Ladies

LADY Captain’s Day: Centenary Salver M Pickard 78; Centenary Plate M Pickard, 78-6-72. Silver Division: 1st Best nett S Temple 79-6-73; 2nd Best nett S Brierley 86-12-74. Bronze Division: 1st Best nett P Robson 107-26-81; 2nd Best nett P Ellis 104-22-84.

Nine-hole winner – Judith Tulip 15pts.

Nearest the pin, Silver: A Herbert 10ft; Bronze: No result. Longest Drive, Silver: S Blackshaw; Bronze: P Ellis.

Free golf lessons – get into golf. Have a six-week course of free golf lessons for people over the age of 16 who are not members of a golf club starting on Thursday, July 21. The lessons will be taken by PGA professional Peter Ritchie and any one interested should call Peter Simpson on 01665 830231 to book a place.

Alnmouth Village

A TORRENTIAL rainstorm in the afternoon, accompanied by thunder and lightning, brought a swift end to Sunday’s Pentleton Putter after some excellent morning scores.

An alternative date will be announced in due course.

Alnwick Castle

THE Alnwick Castle ladies joined forces with the gentlemen last week in the Daisy Tarbitt mixed pairs competition.

The winners, with an amazing score of 41 points were Ashlyn Provost and Brian Hunt. In second place, a full four points behind were Heather Newton and Guy Ridley. They were closely followed in only one point less by wife and husband team Lorna and Ian Tate.

Ashlyn and Brian now hope to go one better and win the Alnwick Mixed Greensomes Open this Saturday and there are still tee times available for late entries if anyone wishes to challenge them for the title. Contact 01665 602632 for available tee times.

Sunday saw the men’s June Monthly Medal and it was young James Reid who returned an excellent four under par nett 66.

Finding his form at last, Ian ‘Toad’ Ferguson slotted into second place with a 67 one shot ahead of Barry Farrar, who beat Ian Tate into fourth only on countback.

The best three nett scores of the summer medals decide the Pacitti Cup and the best three gross, the Sponsors Cup.

The leading gross scores this month were Barry Farrar with a very creditable 73 followed by Steven Cooper, Dan Harrison and Guy Ridley all with 77.

The up-to-date leaderboards for both gross and nett competitions will be reported with the July Medal results.

The twos competition saw five twos scored by Michael Bell, James Reid, Lawrie Stewart, Ian Ferguson and Kenny Boyd.

Daisy Tarbitt Mixed Pairs: 1 Mrs A Provost & B J Hunt; 2 Mrs H Newton & G Ridley; 3 Mrs L Tate & I Tate.

June Monthly Medal: 1 J Reid 82-16=66; 2 I Ferguson 94-27=67; 3 B Farrar 73-5=68(on back nine); 4 I Tate 81-13=68.

Alnwick Castle Ladies

IN the ladies evening league, the Alnwick team scored a fine victory over their opponents from Burgham Park.

Alnwick Ladies 3 Burgham Park Ladies 2

Bamburgh

JEFFCOCK Silver Jubilee Bowl: 7up B Galbraith; 5up (on last nine) K Wright, R Taylor, W Rose; 4up AM Smith, G Hall, P Harrington, W McKeag.

Bamburgh Castle Ladies

EWGA Medal & Caller Qualifier, Winner: Jill Hodge 78-11=67 on back six from Nicky Rose 72-5=67.

Dunstanburgh Castle

RNLI Spoon: 1 R Carr 84-18=66 (on countback); 2 R Creasey 83-17-66; 3 K Baldwin 86-17-69 (on countback);

D Gilroy 72-3-69; C Bailey 89-19-70; P Richardson 83-13-70.

Past Captain’s Trophy: C Biott 43pts; W Sage 37pts; A McGrady 37pts.

Dunstanburgh Castle Ladies

PING four ball better ball: 1 Susan Temple & Dorothy Wilkinson 39pts; 2 Louise Tate & Lesley Wylde 34pts; 3 Alison O’Neill & Joan Watson 33pts.

Percy Wood

SENIOR’S Stableford Competition: 1 George Nicholson 38points; 2 Kelvin Hird 37points; 3 Trevor Rutter 37points.

Percy Wood Ladies

MEDAL 7 & Journal Qualifier: 1 Lisa Jarvis 86-13=73; 2 Mary Stevens102-26=76; 3 Margaret Hird 114-36=78.

Baggaley Memorial Trophy Texas Scramble: 1 R Ardley, D Angus, A Birkmyre, L Kenny 30.05; 2 C Wilson, H Birkmyre, M Robson 30.09; 3 L Foggin, T Rutter, D Falcus 30.58.

Rothbury

SATURDAY’S downpour which caused the abandonment of the NNL Open Day left the course in perfect condition for Sunday’s Coquet Cup Pairs competition.

The difficult greensomes format is a good test of the pairs’ relationship and those coping best were in third place John Stewart and Alan Coe 84-15=69, in second place Michael Arkle and John Brown 77-8.2=68.8 and in first place Phillip (The Bandit) Gregory aided and abetted by David (The Highwayman) Wood with 86-19.6=66.4.

Seahouses

INVITATION Day: 44pts (on countback) J Lovell and B Clubb; 44 K Swan and G Dawson; 44 T Gilholm and P Renney.

Longest drive on 18th: SJ Priestley; nearest pin in two on 18th: G Brown (32in.).

Seahouses Ladies

MEDAL No 10 was won by Anne Nicholson 83-13-70, second was Lynda Pinder 93-22-71 and third was Val Sim 90-14-76. On June 12, the Hodge Cup went to Anne Locke with a good score of 76-7-69 with Val Sim 84-14-70 in second and Pam Fawcus 89-14-75 in third place. The nine-hole competition was won by Shirley Baird, with Phyll Willett second.

Medal No 11 was won by Pam Fawcus 85-14-71, 2nd was Sheila Young 105-31-74 on countback from Marie Graham 91-17-74.

Wooler

SUNDAY saw the Bryan Tatters Memorial Stableford for both the gents and the ladies.

Winner of the men’s competition was David Crisp, who kept up his good recent form with 40 points. Steven Lamb was second on 39 beating Brian Tait on a better back nine.

The victory also gave David maximum points in the Farm to Freeze order of merit and he now leads on 36 points ahead of Brian Tait and James Spencer both on 29.

In the ladies competition, Di Sim won on 40 points ahead of Judy Farag on 38 with Heather Allan third also on 38.