Billy and Ian tee-up victory

Left to right Ian Watson,Tom Jamieson and Billy Brown with the Alnwick Castle Golf Club Autumn Seniors Cup
Left to right Ian Watson,Tom Jamieson and Billy Brown with the Alnwick Castle Golf Club Autumn Seniors Cup

The inaugural running of Alnwick Castle Golf Club’s Autumn Seniors Cup was won by greenkeeper Billy Brown and his playing partner Ian Watson, with a fine score of 46 points.

Tom Jamieson, Alnwick’s longest-serving member and a past president of the club, presented the trophy, which was donated by himself for the competition, which was held last week.

The winners were a full five points ahead of second-placed Robbie Stevenson,the club captain who is going through a golden patch this year, and Bob Chalmers, the quiet, steady man of the seniors section, who scored 41pts.

In third place on countback were vice-captain Roger Clark and George Stokoe on 40pts.

In other club news, golfers battled it out in the team event – the John Fife Memorial Salver.

The competition, which was played at the weekend, was a three-man texas scramble with teams being drawn.

The winners were Dan Harrison, Ray Baston and Ian Hogg with a brilliant score of 61.2.

Their scorecard included five threes in the first six holes and a two on the par-four 14th.

In second place were Kenny Burn, Gordon Johnstone and John Gaines who returned 61.5.

Completing the leaderboard were Mick Bell,Gerry McInally and Rob Holding on 63.0.

Results from the Alnwick Castle Ladies Open: 1 Beamish – W Walton; S Turner; D Bowser; B Graham 76-8.1=67.9; 2 Ravensworth – L Johnston; A O’Neil; I Smith; T Stephenson 76-7.4=68.6. 3 Beamish – E Stothert; J Aulder; J Ord; E Reilly 77-8=69.

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