around the golf clubs in Northumberland

Alnmouth, Alnwick, Rothbury and Warkworth all feature

ALNMOUTH (FOX)

Fourman Team Competition: 1 S Strong, A Joyce, S Pringle, W Allan, 118; 2 R Wilson, T Lilburn, R Gibson, K Flanighan, 120; 3 A Stanton, I Taylor, D Anderson, S Richmond, 120.

Spring Team Open: 1 J Nelson, S Tyers, J Grenfell, K Farrell, 94pts; 2 G Angus, C Moat, B Brodie, J Hendrie, 91; 3 A Bell, R Turner, B Hartman, P Hindson, 90.

ALNMOUTH (VILL)

Easter Sweeps League (Week 10): 1 Steve Lockley 20pts; 2 John Graham 19; Joint 3 Gary Batson, Jackie Ross, Bob Boyle and Paul Dixon.

Easter Sweeps League (Week 11 and final week): Joint 1 Russel Archibold and Dave Hodge 20pts; 3 Joe Robson 19; Joint 4 Davey Trotter, Ritchie Campbell, Colin Reid and Keith Dawson 18.

Easter Sweeps League (Cumulative best five scores to count): 1 Steve Lockley 95pts; Joint 2 Davey Trotter and Gary Batson 88; Joint 4 Russell Archibold, Joe Robson and Ritchie Campbell 87; Joint 7 Steve Forman, Colin Reid and Dave Hodge 86; Joint 10 Ian Simpson and Jack Kidd 84.

Seniors Easter Sweeps League (Week nine): 1 David Gleadall 20pts; 2 Peter Egdell 18; Joint 3 Bob Hill, George Ridgeway and John Graham 17; Joint 6 Dave Hodge and Dave Bayliss 16.

Seniors Easter Sweeps League (Cumulative positions best four scores to count): 1 Bob Stephenson 69pts; Joint 2 Bob Boyle, Dave Bayliss and Dave Hodge 67; Joint 5 Bob Hill and Steve Lockley 66.

Seniors Easter Sweeps League (Order of Merit): 1 Bob Stephenson 38pts; 2 Steve Lockley 36; 3 Bob Hill 35; Joint 4 Dave Hodge and Geoff Smart 34; 6 Dave Bayliss 31. Today is the 10th and final week for the Seniors, with the parallel competitions completely wide open, so we are expecting a big turn-out to see who can jump up either table and claim the prizes. Sunday sees the start of the 2015 men’s golfing season at The Village, with the W Robinson 18-hole Texas Scramble, kindly sponsored by Knights Taxis.

ALNWICK CASTLE

Thomson Tri Season Accumulator: A new season and a new trophy. The first singles competition was played last Sunday for the newly-donated Thomson Tri Season Accumulator. As the name suggests, it is a competition over three seasons; spring, summer and autumn, with the accumulated totals of all three stableford competitions deciding the winner. In the first of the three, Jack Friar sprung, if you will pardon the obvious pun, ahead of the field into first place with a magnificent 42pts in a round which included no less than five birdies and 11 pars. Not so close on his heels, but nevertheless in second, was Russell Cooke with 37pts and fellow postie Kenny Darlow fought off no less than three others on 36pts on the countback rule to secure third. No less than nine players shared the twos pot. With essential work being done on the bunkers making them all GUR and preferred lies still in place, it was declared a non-scoring competition for handicaps.

Thomson Tri Season Accumulator (Spring): 1 J Friar 42pts; 2 R Cooke 37; 3 KW Darlow 36.

ROTHBURY

Three Club Trophy: 1 Siobhan Sheehy 31pts; 2 Diane Cairns 28; 3 Anne Spence 27.

WARKWORTH

Winter Championship: The Club’s traditional final event of the winter season, the Winter Championship, was played on Saturday. Junior organiser Roy Wilson pipped the evergreen John Glass to take the crown and the JA Gray Claret Jug that goes to the winner.

Results: 1 R Wilson 81-18=63 (back nine); 2 J Glass 74-11=63; 3 K Henderson 72-7=65 (back nine); 4 J Allison 75-10=65. The 2s money was shared between J Allison and A Cunningham.

Summer course: Play has reverted to the summer course. Members please note that preferred lies will continue to April 1. Membership is open and costs just £240 from now to the end of the year. Juniors U18 can join for just £10 and this includes complementary coaching from a PGA professional. Staged increase for those aged 18-30. See www.warkworthgolfclub.co.uk