Golf round-up

A charity golf day is being held at Ponteland.
A charity golf day is being held at Ponteland.

A look at the results from the local courses

NN League

Results from the North Northumberland League last week were:

Division One: Bamburgh 9, Alnwick 3, Dunstanburgh 4, Goswick 8, Rothbury 6, Alnmouth A 6.

Division Two: MFGCA 10, Burgham Park 2, Alnmouth B 4, Seahouses 8, Longhirst v Percy Wood - no result.

Division Three: Wooler 3, Alnmouth Village 9, Warkworth 6, MFGC B 6, Linden Hall 8, Dunstanburgh B 4.

League tables:

Division One: Bamburgh 35, Alnmouth A 30, Goswick 27, Rothbury 19 Alnwick 17, Dunstanburgh A 16.

Division Two: MFGC A 31, Burgham Park 26, Seahouses 2, Longhirst 20, Alnmouth B 17, Percy Wood 16.

Division Three: MFGC B 30, Warkworth 26, Linden Hall 24, Dunstanburgh B 2, Alnmouth Village 21, Wooler 20.

NN Open days

Latest league positions from the open days are:

Gross: Dunstanburgh 417, Percy Wood 379, Rothbury 360, MFGC 356, Burgham Park 348, Alnwick 330, Goswick 320, Warkworth 319, Seahouses 303, Alnmouth Village 245.

Nett: Dunstanburgh 528, Alnwick 505, Warkworth 504, Percy Wood 502, Rothbury 500, MFGC 486, Burgham Park 473, Alnmouth Village 460, Seahouses 455, Goswick 451.

Alnmouth Village

Gents Sharp Cup (Stableford) sponsored by two long standing and highly respected members: 1 Paul Dixon 47pts; 2 Daryl Taylor 40; 3 Richie Campbell 39; 4 Geoff Stancliffe 38; Joint 5 Kevin Potts and Steve McKee 36.

Gents 2016 Order of Merit: After eight of the 18 events the leader is still Andrew Stanton 60pts; 2 Darryl Taylor 40; 3 Richie Campbell 39; 4 Geoff Stancliffe 38; 5 Gary Batson 31.

Seniors nine hole Stableford Sweep: 1 Dougie Miller 17pts; Joint 2 Bob Stephenson, Bob Hill, George Forman, Jack Kidd and John Clark 16; 7 Ian Blakey 15.

Seniors Order of Merit: After seven of the 20 events the current leader is Jack Kidd 48pts; 2 George Forman 41; Joint 3 Bob Boyle and Dougie Miller 33; 5 Steve Lockley 31.

Jubilee Foursomes (Ladies’ Invitation): 1 Richie Campbell and Edna Yeadon 45pts; 2 Nigel Davison and Hilary Buckley 35 (on back six); 3 Geoff Stancliff and Barbara Clark 35.

Members are reminded that this coming Friday (June 10) the club have the re-arranged Geoff Clark Trophy (a nine-hole, three-man, yellow ball) and the annual Peter Bradford Charity Trophy (in aid of St Oswalds Hospice) will be on Saturday, July 2. Starter sheets are now on the members’ notice board for both of these competitions.

Alnwick

It was sad news when Alnwick Golf Club members heard of the passing of one of its elder statesman last week, and the flag was hung at half mast as a mark of respect.

Bill Newbegin had been a member of the club for longer than most people could remember.

Bill served on the committee from 1961 to 1967 during which time he was also Club Captain in 1965. He served again on the committee from 1971 to 1973 and the club was privileged to have him as President from 1999 to 2001.

He was also great supporter of the Junior section and was honoured with a Life Membership for his many years service to his beloved Alnwick Golf Club.

Bill was still playing until recently at the ripe old age of 91 and could still be seen carrying his clubs as he had done for all his golfing career until a couple of years ago. A true gentleman of golf in every sense of the word and he will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him.

The Mick Hubbard Trophy was contested by 32 Senior members last week and coming out on top with a score of 37pts was Brian McFall. He beat Geordie Brown into second place on the countback rule. Despite a round which included three birdies at the eighth, ninth and 17th Ian Tate had to settle for third with 36pts.

Last week’s June Medal competition was coincidentally, but very appropriately, also the Bill Newbegin Trophy. The victor on this occasion was Micky Bell who with birdies at the fourth, fifth and 13th returned a three under par nett 67. In second place, only just missing out on a second victory in the same week, was Brian McFall whose score of 69 was only two adrift of the lead and with a similar score seniors’ Captain Dave Robinson was placed third on counback.

There were five twos recorded, two by Jack Friar and one each for Micky Bell, Geordie Brown and Kenny Darlow.

Barry Farrar now leads the Pacitti Cup on 210 followed by Michael Friar 211 and Mark Jones on 212. Still all very tight on the leaderboard with only 10 shots separating the top 14 places. Barry also leads the gross scored Sponsors Cup on 226 followed by Joe Henderson 227 and Jack Friar 231.

Finally this week a date for your diaries - on Saturday, July 16, Captain Billy Brown is hosting a wine tasting evening, featuring some great wines from Pieroth Wines and an auction with some fabulous lots including vouchers for Yans Restaurant, Mumbai Flavours and an autographed anchester United football to name but a few, all in aid of The Alnwick Infirmary Oncology Day Unit. Tickets are only £5 and further details are on posters in the clubhouse.

M Hubbard Seniors Trophy: 1 B McFall 37pts; 2 G Brown 37, 3 I Tate 36.

Bill Newbegin Trophy (June Medal): 1 M Bell 80-13=67; 2 B McFall 87-18=69; 3 D Robinson 84-15=69.

Alnwick Ladies

Tait Cup: 1 Carrie Robinson 1up; 2 Sheila Brown 1down; 3 Gillian Givens 3down.

Medal/Carter Cup round three: 1 Gillian Givens 108-36-72; 2 Marj Hately 100-27-73; 3 Barbara Friar 100-18-82.

Birthday Bash: The Ladies held a joint birthday celebrationn competition on June 4 when Marjorie Lake and Norma Thompson turned 80 and 70 years of age.

Winner was Vice Captain Tracey Friar with 36pts followed by the birthday girl Norma with 35pts. Third place Barbara Friar with 34pts also won the blind 9-hole competition. Also placed were Jill Clark and Carrie Robinson.

Mick and Margie provided a fabulous tea followed by cakes from the committee. Overall a truly memorable occasion.

Alnwick Town

Alnwick Town FC’s golf day.

Results: 1 Peter Hately and Mark Jones 41pts (on countback); 2 Paul Scott and Jai Scott 41; 3 Tracey Friar and Carrie Robinson 40.

Longest Drive: Alan Saint; Nearest the Pins - Bob Shepherd, Gillian Gordon, Jeff Heads and Jai Scott.

Thanks to all who took part on the day, raising funds for the club. Thanks also to Alnwick Castle Golf Club for hosting the event, and to Lionheart Garage for sponsoring the event, and to Motorcare Alnwick for providing the star prize.

Thanks to all those that sponsored a hole on the day and to Sportsworld of Alnwick for providing the trophies.

Foxton

Mixed Open Greensomes: 1 Mr and Mrs I Clough (Alnmouth) 37pts; 2 Mr and Mrs P Mould (Haltwhistle) 36; 3 Mr and Mrs D Archibald (Alnmouth) 35; 4 Mr J Russell and Mrs J Jenkins (Isle of Wedmore) 34.

In the ladies:

EWGA Medal Silver: 1 M Turner 83-12-71; 2 V Robson 90-13-77; 3 S Heppell 87-09-78.

Nine hole stableford: 1 M Mayfield 17pts; 2 D McIlroy 15.

Percy Wood

CA Thomson Cup: 1 R Gander 71-1-70; 2 T Miller 85-14-71; 3 S Bell 82-10-72.

Seniors Blue Bell Trophy: 1 G Nicholson 89-18-71; 2 R Lightfoot 100-28-72; 3 I Lowrey 93-20-73.

Percy Wood Ladies

Jarvis Trophy: 1 J Sampson 109-34-75; 2 L Kenney 112-35-77; 3 J Angus 114-32-82.

Rothbury

Soulsby Tankard: 1 Thomas Ewen 92-28-64; 2 Darren Arkle 72-05-67; 3 Alan Arkle 77-08-69.

RVI Foursomes Qualifier: 1 Angela Robinson and Pat Arkle 37pts; 2 Rita Wade and Joy Henderson 37; 3 Anne Spence snd Mary Tully 31.

Sun Kitchen Foursomes: 1 Tom and Helen Foggon 71; 2 Rob and Tammy Horn 72; 3 John and Joy Henderson 74.

Warkworth

Bates Cup: 1 Dave Fish 87-18=69 (back nine); 2 Michael Lucas 82-13=69; 3 Graham Sawley 84-13=71.

Two’s Club: Kevin Jamieson, Stephen Glass, Michael Sawley, Paul Douglass, Ken Bailey.

Outing Cup: A total of 31 players decamped to Bellingham Golf Club to play for the Outing Cup. 1 Neville Holden 39pts; 2 Tim Capron 36; 3 Ross Young 35.

Two’s Club: Neville Hall and Michael Sawley.

Wooler

On Saturday the second Captain’s Challenge took place and the Captain’s team cruised to a comfortable win 33 points to 18. Thanks to everyone who turned up and for making the event such fun.

The Coxon Rosebowl was held on Sunday and the winners were Gordon and Susan Lamb with 103-29-74. The final of the Thomas Lillie Memorial was also played on Sunday and the winner was David Crisp who beat Stuart Lowrey on the 19th hole.