Around the golf clubs in Northumberland

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

Alnmouth, Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Percy Wood, Seahouses, Warkworth and Wooler all feature

ALNMOUTH FOXTON

Acklington Trophy: 1 J Eggleston and K Flanighan 67; 2 G Baston and J Stevenson 67; 3 D Weddell and D Inglis 68; 4 S Inglis and S Taylor 68.

Spring meeting – Cadogan Medal Best Gross: Jake Storey 68.

Wilson Snuff Box – Second Best Gross: M Carss 72.

Spring Tankard Best Nett – Scr to 14: S Sullivan 66. Watson Cup – Best Nett 15-24: M Burns 70.

Overall: 1 S Sullivan 77-11=66; 2 R Wilson 79-11=68; 3 D Glyde 74-5=69; 4 J Wright 75-6=69; 5 I Wilson 79-10=69; 6 M Burns 88-18=70.

Ladies Open: 1 A Walker, K Cross, L Liversidge 83pts; 2 M Towers, S James, I Middlemiss 82; 3 K Sanford, M King, A Witherington 81; 4 S Sheehy, C Hilton, D Finch 81.

Mixed Invitation Greensomes – Atkinson Cup: 1 Mr D Neill and Mrs S Burton 85-17=68; 2 Mr G Burton and Mrs K Neill 87-14.4=72.6; 3 Mr P Baker and Mrs B Baker 91-18=73. Best Gross Walton Goblets: Mr D Neill and Mrs S Burton 85.

RNLI Open Stableford: 1 A Scott 42pts; 2 MJ Campbell 40; 3 C Napier 38; 4 S Reay 38. Thank you to everyone who played in the Open which raised £600 for the RNLI Amble Lifeboat Shannon Appeal.

ALNMOUTH FOX (L)

EWGA Medals, Silver: 1 L Keen 76-08-68; 2 M Turner 85-14-71; 3 E Ross 82-08-74. Bronze: 1 L Grey 108-27-81; 2 K Brunton 116-35-81; 3 S Burton 106-23-83. McLean Cup: Lorna Keen.

ALNMOUTH VILL (L)

Coronation Foursomes – winners: Margaret Gray and Eleanor Morgan.

Anniversary Trophy: 1 Fyona Robson 33pts; 2 Viv Gough 33; 3 Dorothy Wilkinson 32.

ALNWICK CASTLE

McDonald Cup: In my time as playing and reporting on golf at Alnwick Golf Club, I have never known a result quite like last week’s McDonald Cup. The dreaded, by some, bogie format in which you play against the par of the course was a walk in the park for Chris Jobson, whose scorecard recorded six birdies, 11 pars, and a single bogie giving him an incredible 9up score and inevitably first place. Chris’ gross score of 65 was, I believe, equal to the new 18-hole course record set some 13 years ago. Not quite so impressive but equally amazing was the 6up scored by 2015 vice-captain and resident greenkeeper Billy Brown. Third with a score of a mere 3up was Joe Henderson. Six twos were recorded, two of them byJoe Henderson and one each by Colin Donaldson, Alan Black, Martin Quince and last but not least Ian Tate. Of the 48 players who entered the competition, no less than 12 players returned scores bettering or equaling their handicap, a testament not only to the hugely-improved weather conditions last weekend but also to the hard work by Stuart and his greens staff turning out the course in fine condition. For anyone wishing to see it for themselves, there is an open pairs better-ball competition on Saturday, June 6, with fantastic prizes including hole-in-one prizes as follows: Second hole – a set of Taylor-made Rocketballz HP Irons and a White Smoke Putter. Fourth hole – a two-night stay for four at the Marriot Forrest of Arden, including dinner, bed-and-breakfast and two rounds of golf. 15th hole – three night, four-day holiday for two at the Marriott Praia del Rey, Portugal including flights, car hire, dinner, bed-and-breakfast and golf. 17th hole – £5,000 cash. Even if you don’t manage a hole-in-one, there is £450 in cash prizes up for grabs. To book a tee time, go to www.alnwickcastlegolfclub.co.uk or telephone the clubhouse on 01665 602632.

McDonald Cup (Bogie): 1 CS Jobson 9up; 2 WG Brown 6up; 3 J Henderson 3up.

ALNWICK CASTLE (L)

Pairs Open: 1 K Smith and B Herbert (Longhirst) 39pts; 2 L Tate and Young (Alnwick and Bedlington) 37; 3 H Bradshaw and S Blakey (Tyneside) 37.

Ladies at Men’s Captains Day: 1 Tracey Friar 38pts; 2 Dianne Robinson 31; 3 Lorna Tate 30.

Schofield Cup: 1 Norma Thompson 99-22-77; 2 Marjorie Lake 110-32-78; 3 Lauren Gibbs 110-32-78.

BAMBURGH CASTLE

Dalgleish Cup: Alastair Brett 63-2.5-60.5; Peter Sanderson 63-0-63; John Porteous 64-1-63; Mark Dawson 64-.5-63.5; Joe Clements 65-1.5-63.5; Alex McKay 65-1-64; Scott Priestley 65-1-64.

Jeffcock Silver Memorial Bowl: Colin Gray 3up (on last nine); RE Luthwaite 3up; Mick Grieve 2up (on last nine); Chris Magnay 2up; Abraham Brown, Hugh Adair, Phil McDonnell, Jason Whitelaw, George Hall, Bruce Turnbull all 1up.

BAMBURGH (L)

Stopford Cup: 1 Heather Allan 86-14 = 72; 2 Jill Archer 93-20 = 73; 3 Tessa McKeag 91-18 = 73.

DUNSTANBURGH (L)

WGA and County Medal and SQ: 1 Jean Sayers; 2 Caroline Broome; 3 Ann Camozzi.

PERCY WOOD

Men’s Springwood Foursomes: J Jobson, S Jonstone 82-3.5-78.5; R Baxter, M Popley 95-12.5=82.5; A Colton, D Swann 98-15=83.

Seniors – John Houlison Texas Scramble: W Falcus, C Ross, W Tarbitt.69-8.7=60.3; D Angus, K Hickman, W Murray 71-8.7=62.3.

Women’s Medal Four: M Scott 100-20=80; B Dixon 114-32=82; D Falcus 113-31=82.

SEAHOUSES

Dom Pedro Shield: Kevin Stansfield 78-11-67; Tom Sellers 76-8-68; Gordon Banks 88-20-68; David Bell 81-12-69; Gareth Pearson 75-5-70; Trevor Potts 91-20-71; Kevin Filer 78-7-71; Graeme Preston 77-6-71.

WARKWORTH

Slater Cup: On a Saturday – that at last, gave an idea that spring may not totally have passed us by – The Slater Cup was the goal. New member Simon Williams did not take long getting into the winner’s circle. After putting in his three cards earlier this month for an initial handicap of 11 he recorded a nett 68 to see his handicap reduce by one.

Results: 1 S Williams 79-11=68 (back nine); 2 T Garton 77-9=68 (back nine); 3 L Baxter 88-20=68. Tony Garton and Gary Scott shared the 2s club and Ken Bailey took the nearest the pin at the sixth prize.

RI Scott Trophy (Juniors): On Sunday, the juniors took centre stage. The RI Scott Trophy turned into a family affair, with brothers Freddie and Oliver Bremner both finishing with nett 68. With their score also equal on the back nine, it came down to the back six and, here, Freddie’s superb three on the 245-yard stroke one 15th saw him take the cup. Results: 1 F Bremner 68 (back six); 2 O Bremner 68; 3 D Cook 72. A reminder to all juniors that coaching starts at 6pm on Monday, June 1. Meet at the clubhouse, balls and clubs provided if needed. Contact junior organiser Roy Wilson or George Bremner for more information.

WOOLER

Glendale Cup: Was held on Saturday, with Brian Tait 82-11-71 beating David Lee 83-12-71 on a better back nine. The second Club Championship qualifier was held on Sunday and the winner was Andrew Carr 81-14-67 ahead of John Ewing 89-20-69.

NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND LEAGUE

Glendale Cup, Round One: Alnmouth (Foxton) A 3 Alnmouth (Foxton) B 2; Alnmouth Village 1.5 Goswick 3.5; Dunstanburgh Castle A 4 Magdalene Fields B 1; Percy Wood 3 Magdalene Fields A 2; Alnwick 5 Dunstanburgh Castle B 0; Wooler 3 Burgham Park 2; Seahouses 1 Longhirst Hall 4; Bamburgh Castle 5 Warkworth 0.

NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND LADIES FRIENDLY GOLF LEAGUE

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