A look at the results from the local courses
Latest results are:
Longhirst 4, Percy Wood 1; Bamburgh3, Goswick 2; Longhirst 2, Goswick 3; Seahouses 1.5, Bamburgh 3.5; Rothbury 3, Goswick 2.
4BBB stableford - 1st Andrew Bell & Leon Wynne 45pts, 2nd Garry Henderson & Antony Oliver 43pts (23 back 9), 3rd Doug Appleby & Shaughn Gibson 43pts (22 back 9).
Peter Clarke Memorial Trophy 4BBB seniors - 1st Kenneth Hunt & Derek Milne 42pts (22 back 9), 2nd David Norman & Ron Matthews 42pts (21 back 9), 3rd Alan Nickalls & Tony Hood 40pts.
FM Gover Rosebowl qualifiers - 1stShirley Patterson 95-23 =72, 2nd Shelagh Burton 93-21 =72, 3rd Kathryn Archibald 87-11 =76, 4th Moyra Howie 90-13 =77
9 Hole competition - 1st Daphne Coney 14pts, 2nd Jane Hindmarsh 13pts.
Gents Percy Henderson Qualifier (sponsored by R&V Willis) - The best eight scores in this competition qualify to go through to the knockout stages. The count-back process was required for 1st & 2nd places and then again for 3rd, 4th and 5th. The actual winner was Andrew Stanton (41 points); 2nd Adam Scott (41); 3rd Geoff Lillico (36); 4th Gary Batson (36); 5th Steve Lockley (36); 6th Steve Forman (35); 7th Bill Lawn (35) and then 8th Darryl Taylor (35).
Mixed Foursomes CL Ross Trophy - Very much a family affair with fathers & daughters featuring strongly in this year’s competition, again the dreaded count back was required to split 1st & 2nd places. The winners were declared as Darryl & Olivia Taylor (36 points); 2nd Steve & Megan Forman (36); 3rd husband & wife George & Jen Forman (34).
Seniors - Entries for our Tuesday Roll Up dropped to ten this week as freezing conditions made for difficult scoring. Very average points totals of 14 gave a share of third place to David Gleadall and Bob Hill with John Turnbull faring slightly better to be runner-up with 15. However, the winner was a very consistent Geoff Smart with a fine score of 19 points.
The Summer Order of Merit is now up and running and after two events some early season form is evident with only three points separating the top five players. Tom Harris occupies fifth spot on 14 points, George Forman and Geoff Smart are joint third with 15 and Steve Lockley is second on 16. However, ‘quietly’ slipping into the lead on 17 points is Bob Stephenson.
Thursday saw our annual friendly match away to neighbours Foxton GC when we unfortunately came off second best as a fine performance from our hosts saw them run out comfortable winners. The remainder of the non team players competed in a nine hole stableford when there was a four way tie between Geoff Smart, Mike Alexander, Peter Egdell and Dave Bayliss for second place on 18 points. The winner on 19 was Bob Hill.
Ladies Mary Percy Memorial Salver - 1st Holly Hardy (85-12=73); 2nd Megan Forman (89-12=77); 3rd Viv Archibald (106-27=79).
9 hole competition - Winner Moira Allan (14 points)
This coming weekend we have the W Robinson Trophy on Friday evening (it’s a 3 man Texas Scramble), then on Sunday we have the Ron Hill Trophy (a Bogey sponsored by his son - Bob Hill). Entry sheets for both competitions are up on the noticeboard in the clubhouse.
Latest results are:
Seniors Wednesday Roll Up - 1st N Mayer 37pts, 2nd B McFall 35pts, 3rd B J Hunt 32pts. 2’s T B Lang.
Seniors Friday Roll Up - 1st B McFall 38pts, 2nd R Straker 38pts, 3rd R Clark 35pts. 2’s C W Jobson & P T Lee.
Patrons Trophy - 1st L E Stewart nett 66, 2nd J Pentleton nett 67, 3rd W Belisle nett 67. 2’s L E Stewart, J Pentleton,H Milham & I Hogg.
Tuesday 9 Hole Sweep - 1st B J Hunt 23pts, 2nd R Brown 18pts, 3rd Marc Friar 18pts. 2’s D Harrison & I Tate. Nearest the pin at 17th, I Tate.
Ladies’ Stout Trophy - 1 C Debbage 29pts, 2 J Sampson 27pts, 3 J Butler 26pts.
Ladies+Seniors Meade Jewitt Trophy - 1 J Dawson & D Lee 111-28=83, 2 M Athey & P Dawson 108 - 24= 84, 3 H Rutter & A Dixon 111- 24=87.
Gents Newy Ayre Cup - 1 S Bell 84-7=77, 2 K Weightman 98-21=77, 3 F Leet 87-9=78.
Redman Plate - 1 Mary Tully 75, 2 Eileen Clark 77, 3 Angela Robinson 79.
Ford Trophy - 1 Gavin Pinder 64, 2 Tom Morris 65, 3 Ian Webber 70.
Coquet Cup Greensomes - 1 Philip Gregory & Brian Arnott 68, 2 Alan Hopper& Mark Clements 69, 3 David Phillips & Rob Pratt 71.
Captain’s texas Scramble - On Saturday members played in the annual Captain’s Texas Scramble. It was no surprise when the club’s specialist Texas Scramble team, comprising Garry Henderson and the three Gray’s took the first place with a gross 12 under par score of 58, meaning they would have almost won even before subtraction of their team handicap!
1st Dave Gray, Garry Henderson, Paul Gray, Ian Gray 58-3.2=54.8, 2nd Ross Young, Wayne Gair, Roy Wilson, Freddie Bremner 61-3.8=57.2, 3rd Nev Holden, Ken Bailey, Michael Lucas, Dave Coates 63-4.5=58.5.
The Captain’s nearest the pin on the sixth was won by Garry Henderson (out in the last group and the only player all day who managed to hit the green off the tee!)
Ladies’ Cecil Leitch and Medal - 1st Marion Punton 94 - 23 = 71, 2nd Kathleen Dalby 94 – 21 =73, 3rd Louvaine Wrath 100 – 24 =76.
Latest results are:
April stableford - Pat Tatters 30pts, Sheilagh Curle 29pts.
April 9 hole - 1 Susan Brown, 2 Sheilagh Curle.
April medal - Sheilagh Curle nett 72, Kathleen Brydon nett 76.
Par competition - Sheilagh Curle 1 up, Gillian Symons all square.
5-club challenge - Ann Smithson 72, Susan Lamb 74.
Midweek stableford - Gillian Symons 43 pts, Victoriua Symons 40 pts.
Logan/Medal - Susan Lamb 68, Anne Brown 74.
Donald Smart Trophy - Bethany Spencer 65, Pat Tatters 74.
Coronation 4s/ Australian SPNS qualifier - Kathleen Brydon & Sheilagh Curle 35pts, Pat Tatters & Susan Brown 32 pts.
Teeing up for charity
Golfers from across the region are set to tee off to help a vital cancer support charity.
Dawson & Sanderson’s charity golf day will take place at Longhirst Hall Golf Course in Northumberland on Friday, May 12, with the aim of raising almost £8000 for Daft As A Brush.
The Newcastle-based travel agency has been fundraising all year to support Daft As A Brush’s free transport service for patients across the north of England.
Dozens of golfers have already signed up for the tournament, which takes a shotgun format with teams competing across Longhirst’s championship standard Dawson course.
Longhirst Hall’s director of golf Graham Chambers said: “It will be a fantastic day, with lots of teams already registered representing companies across the North East. We’re hoping to get some of the Newcastle United players along as well and have some signed footballs and shirts for the auction and raffle.
“It’s an amazing cause to support and hopefully the golf day will help Dawson & Sanderson smash its £20,000 fundraising target for Daft As A Brush.”
There are limited places left for those wanting to register for the golf day, at a cost of £180 for a team of four, which includes breakfast, warm up balls on the range, the tournament and a hog roast at the end of play. The tournament will be followed by an auction and raffle with some superb prizes including holidays and travel vouchers donated by Dawson & Sanderson.