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Warkworths Wee Wonders!!'The old links was replaced by the original "Auld links" for two Warkworth golf club juniors at the weekend ,as Freddie Bremner aged 6 and Libby Bell 7, went to St Andrews for a two day coaching and competition day. Having qualified at Ramside Hall, the terrific twosome excelled in their first ever attempt  by coming 7th and 9th respectively in a field comprising competitors from all the home nations ,Spain and Bahrain. The lightning quick greens and far better weather conditions made it a fantastic weekend for the juniors who did the "old links " proud.' Freddie capped off an excellent weekend as he came in with a fine one over nett score to register his first ever home competition win,aswell as becoming the clubs youngest ever winner, to take home the Tommy Bell summer cup. Libby came in second with a 5 over nett score and at this rate it won't be long before she'll be giving the ladies section a run for their money. Daniel Cook and Andrew Bell came in at third and fourth as the heav
Warkworths Wee Wonders!!'The old links was replaced by the original "Auld links" for two Warkworth golf club juniors at the weekend ,as Freddie Bremner aged 6 and Libby Bell 7, went to St Andrews for a two day coaching and competition day. Having qualified at Ramside Hall, the terrific twosome excelled in their first ever attempt by coming 7th and 9th respectively in a field comprising competitors from all the home nations ,Spain and Bahrain. The lightning quick greens and far better weather conditions made it a fantastic weekend for the juniors who did the "old links " proud.' Freddie capped off an excellent weekend as he came in with a fine one over nett score to register his first ever home competition win,aswell as becoming the clubs youngest ever winner, to take home the Tommy Bell summer cup. Libby came in second with a 5 over nett score and at this rate it won't be long before she'll be giving the ladies section a run for their money. Daniel Cook and Andrew Bell came in at third and fourth as the heav

News and results from clubs in north Northumberland

Alnmouth vill

Fenwick Tankard: 6up M Dawson; 5up R Porteous; 4up A Stanton; 4up D Taylor; 2up J Clark; 2upI Simpson.

Alnmouth vill (L)

Joan Brown Trophy: 1 Barbara Biesterfield 30pts (on countback) from; 2 Margaret Gray 30; 3 Barbara Clark 28; (Jennifer Cossins, Moira Barnes and Bev Harris also 28pts).

Alnmouth Foxton

Texas Scramble: 60-2.5-57.5 P Simpson, M Wilson, J Hall, K Flanighan; 62-4-58 K Baker, A Smith, S Burrows, I Nixon; 64-5.5-58.5 J Wright, D Lillico, T Grey, D Wilson.

Alnmouth Fox (L)

Silver Division: Siobhan Patterson 88-15-73; 2 Diane Lillie 91-17-74.

Winner of the Mary Percy Salver: Siobhan Patterson.

Bronze Division: 1 Pat Ellis 98-23-75.

Nine Hole competition: Winner Prudence Smith 19pts.

Alnwick castle

September Medal: Summer finally arrived at Swansfield with the players basking in lovely sunshine and only a light breeze. Chris White shot a net three under par 67 to claim the September Medal and the British Heart Foundation Trophy, which were run on the same day, the latter being a fund-raiser run almost exclusively by the ladies section which raised just over £400 for the cause. A fantastic effort all round. Back to the results and with a fine 68, in second place, was my playing partner on the day Barry Farrar, who for those of you interested in stats played the first 11 holes in one over par gross, uncharacteristically not hitting a green in regulation but his putter was on fire. Had the normally brilliant tee to green Mr Farrar come out to play, he may well have neared the course record, but that’s golf. In third spot was Stevie Barron, who beat two others only on countback, namely Dan Swordy and Andrew Tate all with nett 69s. Neil Armstrong was on course for a top three finish but a triple bogie seven down the last dropped him into seventh place. There were five members of the twos club: Neil Armstrong, who got two, and one each for Ian Bell, Kevin Murphy, Geoff Dobson and Keith Richardson. The Pacitti Cup and Sponsors Trophy for the best three round nett and gross rounds respectively from the summer Medals have only one round remaining and the current leaderboards are shown below.

British Heart Foundation/September Medal: 1 C White 73-6=67; 2 B Farrar 73-5=68; 3 S Barron 75-6=69.

Pacitti Cup: (Current leaderboard) K Richardson 206; S McMullen 207; T Pearson 208.

Sponsors Trophy: (Current leaderboard) G Ridley 223; J Henderson 224; B Farrar 225.

Easyway Order of Merit: W Belisle 1307; J Henderson 1163; D Lam 1154.

Alnwick castle (L)

August Extra Medal: 1 D Robinson 100-25=75; 2 M Walton 97-19=78; 3 J Clark 109-30=79.

British Heart Foundation: 1 S Brown 100-22=78; 2 B Friar 97-18=79; 3 M Walton 99-19=80. A fund-raising day was held in the clubhouse and raised £410 for the British Heart Foundation. Special thanks must go to the ladies section for their generous donations and support, also many thanks to Robbie and Irene Stevenson for their support and generosity.

BAMBURGH CASTLE

Stanley Armstrong Trophy: 78-12-66 E Wealleans; 81-14-67 M Stafford; 70-2-68 (on last nine) M Dawson; 77-9-68 RJ Reid; 85-17-68 JM Southern; 76-6-70 S Wright; 82-12-70 JE Payne; 82-12-70 R Bewley.

BAMBURGH (L)

EWGA Medal: Winner Hilary Hulley 78-9=69; runner-up Nicky Rose 75-4=71.

Dunstanburgh

Paddy’s Putter: D Saunders 41pts; M Brewis 37; D Howard 36.

Past Captain’s Trophy: M Robson 36; C Fettis 35 (Countback); C Reid 35. There are some places left in the Men’s Open Pairs to be held on Sunday, September 9. To enter, contact David Jackson on 01665 577590.

Dunstanburgh (L)

EWGA and County Medal, SQ and Moorin Trophy: 1 Susan Temple 76-5=71; 2 Isabel Wright 97-17=80; 3 Ann Camozzi 101-19=82.

percy wood (L)

The Ludford Senior Ladies and Medal 12: 1 Mandy Scott; 2 Julia Roxburgh; 3 Pat Fisher. The trophy was won by Julia Roxburgh.

rothbury

Club Championship, Gross: 1 Chris White 76+78=154; 2 Mark Clements 77+80=157; 3 Alex Stevenson 77+81=158.

Club Championship, Nett: 1 Chris White 68+70=138; 2 Ian Fenwick 69+71=139; 3 Graham Foggon 74+67=141.

Open Texas Scramble: 1 Mark Clements, Neil Rodgerson, Alan Hopper, Alex Christianson 63-3.8=59.2; 2 Roger Woodburn, Alan Coe, Alan Arkle, Peter Cameron 66-4.8=61.2; 3 Brian White, Chris White, John Henderson, Chris Chapman 66-4.6=61.4.

rothbury (L)

Gay Penn Trophy: 1 Diane Cairns 93-16-77; 2 Eileen Clark 96-19-77; 3 Maureen Robson 113-32-81.

Seahouses (L)

Medal Number 20: 1 Brenda Stevens 99-27-72; 2 Ros Anderson 102-22-80; 3 Lynne Swan,118-35-83. It was a beautiful day on Sunday when Anne Locke became Seahouses Ladies Club Champion, with a score of 81+83=164; runner-up Sue Hornsby, 92+88=180; third Pam Fawcus 93+88=181.

Nett Salver: 1 Gillian Blair 74+70=144 (on countback from); 2 Christine English 74+70=144; 3 Lynne Swan 75+72=147.

Castle Cup: (Played over 18 holes): 1 Ros Anderson 33pts; 2 Louise Henstock 32; 3 Val Sim 31.

Warkworth

Sun Cup: After last week’s postponement at the Old Links, a keen field gathered at the gate for the Sun Cup, anticipating sunburn and sweat according to the Look North forecast. As usual, they were wrong, as cloud and a raging westerly blew all but John Stone off the course. He kept rolling in the pars to shoot a brilliant nett 69, his first this year, to edge out Gary Scott by a stroke. Both golfers played high-calibre wind-beating golf to take the plaudits on yet another non-scoring day. A horde of golfers managed nett 71s with John A Gray the better stayer from a field of 10. Garry R Henderson scooped best gross due to the Lurchers four putt on 17. Numerous twos were recorded with Charlie Brown and Ross Gair being the pick at the first and 10th, although Charlie actually finished his round.

Scores: J Stone 77-8=69; G Scott 77-8-8=70; JA Gray 88-17=71.

Warkworth (L)

Autumn Greensome: 1 M Routledge and D Hindhaugh 93-22=71; 2 M Punton and L Langlands 105-28=77.

Castle Cup: 1 L Langlands 33 pts; 2 M Routledge 30; 3 C Douglas 28 (Back nine); 4 H Wrigglesworth.

Wooler

Billy Jeffrey Flag Competitions: Winner of the men’s, David Crisp on nett 69; Heather Allan won the ladies on 37pts. This Saturday is the gents outing to Garesfield. The bus will be leaving the bus station at 8.30am.