North Northumberland Junior Golf League
It’s been 17 years since Rothbury Juniors won the league title and they won it in fine style on the last day of the junior season at Percy Wood where the league held its junior field day and presentation day.
The format was changed this year to try to give the juniors playing every chance of getting their handicap down by holding an open at every course, with the best three scores on the day counting for the league totals.
With the last round at Percy Wood, Rothbury had a lead of 20 points over Alnwick Castle, who have had the strongest team for the last two/three years and were not going to give up their league title.
On a fine day over a very testing course, Rothbury managed to stay ahead with a winning margin of 13 points with their team of Jonny Stevenson, Bertie Hinson and Richard Forsyth.
The other competitions on the day were dominated by the juniors from Alnwick who have been very strong all year, having already won the Super Cup early in the season, beating Percy Wood, and the knockout cup, beating Alnmouth (F) in the finals. They took the team trophy, with Marc and Jack Friar and Connor Thompson recording a winning combined score of 87 points.
Best gross on the day was 79 by Jack Friar and best stableford was 32, after countback by Marc Friar.
Longest drive went to Jonny Stevenson (272 yards) and nearest the pin at the 14th was 9ft by Marc Friar.
Even the Alnwick junior organiser, Duy Lam, won the Liason Trophy again with 33 points.
The day ended by a good meal for everyone and a big thank-you went to Percy Wood for allowing us use of the course for the day.