All teed up to get season under way

THE North Northumberland Golf League tees off next Wednesday, with the opening fixtures in the A Division.

Alnmouth (Foxton) A are the defending champions and the opposition this season includes the club’s B team who won a promotion play-off to go up along with B Division winners Seahouses.

Matches in the A Division, which comprises just seven teams, will again be on a home-and-away basis.

The B Division, which starts a week later on May 9, has increased from 11 to 12 teams with the admission of Dunstanburgh B and here, as last season, they will be single fixtures only.

The first of the season’s Open Days is scheduled for this coming Saturday at Seahouses when a new scoring system will be in place.

It has been decided to switch from strokeplay to Stableford in the hope it will increase interest and boost competition.

The individual part will be in three sections – handicaps scratch to nine, 10-16 and 17-28 – while the team event will comprise the top four points totals, gross and nett.