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Round-up of golf results and news.
Round-up of golf results and news.

Results, news and fixtures from Alnmouth (Foxton) and Alnwick Castle golf clubs.

Alnmouth (Fox)

March Shop Sweep: 1 J Young 42pts; 2 J Nicholson 39; 3 W Lilburn 39; 4 S Strong 39; 5 J Hunter 38; 6 D Leath 36.

Spring 4BBB: A large field of 60 plus couples enjoyed a beautiful spring day and a course in excellent condition as Foxton held their Spring 4BBB Open last Sunday. 1 P Greatbatch and P Cullen 45; 2 A Mitchenson and I Oliver 45; 3 D Card and S Carter 44; 4 P Howard and K Robertson 44.

Alnmouth (JNR)

Alnmouth (Foxton Hall): Are holding their pre-season get-together for junior members on Friday, March 21, at 6.30pm. As well as informing members and parents about the plans for the upcoming season, there will be a quiz and buffet. The club is also pleased to announce free membership for juniors aged nine and under. All junior members and parents welcome. Any prospective members and parents, please also feel free to come along. The event will be held at the clubhouse. For further information, contact the club secretary on 01665 603218 or email at secretary@alnmouthgolfclub.com.

Alnwick Castle

Winter League: The 2013/14 Winter League draws to a close. The final round has been played but the results of the overall positions in the Order of Merit and the Zecca Eclectic challenges won’t be announced until after the completion of The Les Cooper Memorial Trophy on Sunday lunchtime in the clubhouse, so be there guys, you may have won something. Back to week 19, as I said the final week, and Geordie Brown took the final first place with a fabulous 40pts on a positively spring-like morning at Swansfield. He headed the field by one point with Cyril Jobson making his usual late-season charge for victory. There followed no less than six players all on 38pts, namely, in order on countback, Kenny Darlow, Albert Straughan, Mick Hubbard, Marc Friar, Guy Ridley and Bob Shepherd. I should also mention that Guy Ridley had the best gross on the day with a magnificent 38pts, a round of two under par playing off a scratch winter handicap.

Twos club: The twos club were nine in number last week – Messrs Shepherd, Lewis, Pentleton, Simpson, Hubbard, Jobson, Farrar and finally two twos for Colin Donaldson at the fourth and the 15th.

Race Night: Please remember if you are going to the Race Night on Saturday, March 29, (and if not, why not?) to put your names on the list in the clubhouse for catering purposes.

Open Texas Scramble: The first Open Texas Scramble, on Saturday, April 5, looms ever closer. Four-person teams costing £40 per team, with a prize pot totalling well over £500, should make it a great day. Tee times can now be booked online at www.alnwickcastlegolfclub.co.uk or by the old-fashioned method of telephoning the clubhouse on 01665 602632.

Winter League (week 19): 1 G Brown 40pts; 2 CW Jobson 39; 3 KW Darlow 39.