AROUND THE GOLF CLUBS

Rothbury Golf Club member and former world number one fast bowler, Steve Harmison,  presenting the winner's trophies to the ladies and gents at the annual Presentation Night at the golf club.
Rothbury Golf Club member and former world number one fast bowler, Steve Harmison, presenting the winner's trophies to the ladies and gents at the annual Presentation Night at the golf club.

Alnmouth (Foxton)

TEXAS Scramble: 59-5.2-53.8 N Moult, M Moult, J Ovenden, I Long; 60-4.5-55.5 S Inglis, C Inglis, M Lowes, S Taylor; 57-1.4-56.6 H Sutherland, L Sutherland, A Barrett, J Eggleston.

Rothbury Golf Club member and former world number one fast bowler, Steve Harmison,  presenting the winner's trophies to the ladies and gents at the annual Presentation Night at the golf club.

Rothbury Golf Club member and former world number one fast bowler, Steve Harmison, presenting the winner's trophies to the ladies and gents at the annual Presentation Night at the golf club.

Winter Stableford: 40pts B Barrett; 39 S Williams, 38 A Craigs; 37 (on last three) K Hunt; 37 J Eggleston; 37 R Duncan.

Alnmouth Village

WINTER Sweep (5): 22pts MA Hill; 21 RA Hill; 20 J Clark; 19 AW Stephenson; 18 RI Campbell; 18 M Douglas; 18 JR Cambell; 18 J Kidd.

Winter Sweep (6): 22pts RA Hill; 21 RI Campbell; 21 R Archibald; 21 D Trotter; 20 J Ross; 19 S Forman; 19 N Holden; 18 JB Graham; 18 D Blythe. Leading scores (prizes for top five totals from nine events at end of competition): 93 N Holden; 92 RA Hill; 90 S Forman; 88 G Batson; 87 J Ross; 81 MA Hill; 81 C Simcoe; 81 S Yeadon.

Alnwick Castle

AFTER a fog-bound week five, the winter league continued with week six when the fog had lifted.

Despite a bright sunny day, however, there were a few dull heads remaining from the club’s presentation night the previous evening, the highlight of which was surely captain Gerry McInally’s academy awards-type speech.

The clearest of head on Sunday morning must have belonged to Tom Greaves, who won the day with a score of 39 points just one ahead of Billy Brown in second place possibly by virtue of his last pint. These two were followed by Ray Straker and early clubhouse leader Peter Lewis.

In the Order of Merit, Tom moved up no fewer than 11 places to claim the lead with 32 points, he is followed by Kevin Murphy and Ray Straker in second and third spots respectively. Hot on their heels, all on 24 points are Keith Richardson, Kenny Darlow, Phill Ginger and Cyril Jobson.

The twos sweep was shared between no less than six players, Alan Black scored a duce on both the second and fourth holes and Ray Straker, Tom Greaves, Tom Lang, George Stokoe and Jimmy Brown all bagged one each.

It is worthy of mention that one of the reasons for the glut of twos is that the greens are still in immaculate condition and a credit to all the green-keeping staff concerned.

Not long now before the curry and karaoke night on Saturday, December 3, so get your names on the notice board as soon as possible please, you wouldn’t want to miss out on one of Mel’s marvellous curries, I can assure you.

Winter League (week six): 1 T Greaves 39pts; 2 WG Brown 38; 3 R Straker 37; 4 Peter Lewis 37.

Order of Merit: 1 T Greaves 32; 2 K Murphy 30; 3 R Straker 28.

Bamburgh

TURKEY Trot (Nov 19): 44pts G Temple; 41 (on last nine) FJ Cawthorn; 41 JM Southern.

Percy Wood Seniors

TAKING advantage of the good weather were Colin Wilson with 27 points (11 holes), followed by Kelvin Hird with 23.

Third was George Nicholson with 22 and fourth was Trevor Rutter with 21. Twenty seven seniors played in the competition.

Seahouses

WINTER Sweep (6): 45pts K Filer; 40 K Potts; 36 (on last nine) J Donaldson; 36 H Beckingham; 36 T Leightley; 35 I Graham.

Warkworth

SHORT and sweet this week from the Old Links.

The winner of Turkey Trot number five was Steve Lamb with a mint round of 5up which roasted the field. Second was Malcolm Jeffrey who certainly didn’t bungle his way to 4up as he held off the group who were a shot back on 3up.

The group comprised Tom McKenna, John Morton and Nev the Butler in order of better back nines.

There were seven twos for the second week running, although Jack Hindhaugh’s share will go towards repairing the flag on the 12th, damaged by his in-bound scud.