Around the clubs

Alnmouth, Alnwick, Belford, Dunstanburgh, Percy Wood, Seahouses, Warkworth and Wooler all feature.

Alnmouth Fox (L)

EWGA Medals: Silver: 1 J Browell, 92-17-75; 2 A Cole, 89-12-77; 3 D Parker, 90-20-77. Bronze: 1 L Grey, 99-31-68; 2 J Wheeler, 94-21-73; 3 P Ellis, 99-22-77.

Nine-hole competition: B Cromie, 16pts.

Journal Qualifier: L Grey..

Alnmouth Vill

Seniors Skins: Mike Joyce (5 skins), Jack Kidd (2), Ian Blakey (1).

The David Darroch Trophy: There was an extremely close finish, with just two points separating the first seven players. However, using the traditional countback process, the winner was declared as Steve Forman 76-8=68, just pipping his dad into second. George Forman 89-21=68, and 3rd. Markie Mcqueen 76-8=68, then 4th. Bob Boyle 81-13=68, 5th. Andy Stanton 73-4=69, 6th. Billy Stephenson 78-9=69, 7th. Viv Wilkinson 85-16=69. Steve Forman becomes the second Village member to claim his second trophy of the season (Andy Stanton being the other) and as a result of this performance his handicap is trimmed to 7.7.

Alnmouth Vill (L)

Diamond Jubilee Trophy and Journal Qualifier: 1 Barbara Clark 98-20=78; 2 Fyona Robson 100-21=79; 3 Diane Boyle 102-23=79 (after countback).

Ladies’ Open Day: 1 C Wilson, D Reape and S Philips (Gosforth) 84pts; 2 A Jones, D Campbell (Warkworth) and L Osgood (AVGC) 83pts; 3 L Sidney, A Welsh (Gosforth) and M Pegram (City of Newcastle) 82pts. 4 J Oswell, K Smith and M Young (Longhirst) 82pts (after countback). Nearest the pin at the 10th: C Wilson (Gosforth). Twos winners: S Philips (Gosforth), L Keen (Alnmouth), L Wilson (Gosforth).

Alnwick Castle

British Heart Foundation competition: This was contested on Sunday and was again well-supported by the 67 players who made the first tee.

Another good day weather-wise was complimented by the exceptional scoring that saw 16 players shooting under par and a reduced standard scratch for the first time this year.

Neil Armstrong headed the pack with a superb nett 64, followed closely by Lee Hope, who was the early clubhouse leader with a nett 65.

Wayne Belisle was pipped to a level-par gross round of 70, nett 66, by L Simpson, who continued his good form.

A low payout is expected in the twos sweep with I Simpson, A Craigs, D Harrison, C Routledge, N Armstrong, G Johnstone, and G Brown all managing to record one.

The Easyway Order of Merit is still headed by Tim Pearson, with the ‘senior’ Senior Lawrie Stewart close behind.

Dan Harrison birdied his way to the top of the Gross Eclectic from Mick Smith, who still heads the nett eclectic. Therewas only one player disqualified for failing to sign his card, and he can’t be named, however can whoever plays with Gerry next week please remind him to do so.

Results: British Heart Foundation: 1 N Armstrong, 78-14-64; 2 L Hope, 90-25-65; 3 L Simpson, 88-22-66

Alnwick Castle (L)

Medal/Journal Qualifier: 1 A Provost 86-21=65; 2 B Friar 87-17=70; 3 G Gordon 83-12=71.

Medal/Carter 3: 1 S Hogg 93-24=69; 2 M Walton 88-19=69; 3 D Robinson 95-25=70.

British Heart Foundation: 1 S Brown 90-22=68; 2 H Newton 93-25=68; 3 A Provost 93-18=75. Many thanks to members who donated generously to the raffle and tombola for the Heart Foundation. £430 was raised on the day.


Twilight: The Friday fixture was won by the ladies with Wendy Martin leading the way from Tina Smith. Sunday’s nine-hole Stableford went to John Gilhome from Wendy Martin.

Tweedside Timber Decking Challenge: On Sunday, there is a change to the fixture list, this nine-hole Stableford is for all members.

Charity Day Texas Scramble: We are still taking entries for the Texas Scramble on Saturday, August 31. For further information, contact Michael Young on 01668 213572


Senior Pairs Open: 1 J Cockburn, (Beamish Park) and E Oswald, (Tyneside) 43pts 2 N Nichols and C Armstrong (Tynedale) (on back nine) 42; 3 J Carss and M Robson, (Dunstanburgh Castle) 42; 4 H Dawson and P Harding, (Bedale) 41; 5 J Delaney and D Williams, (Dunstanburgh Castle), (on back six) 41; 6 R Easton, (Westerhope) and J Walker (Ponteland) (on back nine) 41; 7 A Paisley, (Dunstanburgh Castle) and R Kettlewell, (Ponteland) 41. R Ternent from Garesfield scored a hole-in-one at the 13th (Castle) hole.

Jack Carss Memorial: G Robson 78-12-66;M Carss 68-1-67; R Creasey 83-16-6; G Paul 79-12-67.

Dunstanburgh (L)

Camozzi/Long Flutes (Saturday): 1 Linda Dixon and Judy Robson; 2 Lesley Fishwick and Helen Routledge; 3 Louise Tate and Joan Watson.

Percy Wood

June Medal: I Cook 93-25-68; P Scott 100-28-72; D Angus 80-7-73; D Finley 85-10-75.

Percy Wood (L)

Ormston Decanter: 1 Barbara Dixon 39pts; 2 Louise Kenny 37pts; 3 Julia Roxburgh 34pts.


Invitation Day: Kevin Potts & Tony Potts 45pts; Paul Davies & Ian Crudace 44; Michael Douglas & Brian Robson 42 (on countback). Nearest pin on 10th: Keith Richardson; nearest pin in two on 18th: Mark Dawson. Longest drive on 5th: Scott Burrows.

Seahouses (L)

Medals: Medal No.10, played on June 4, was won by Brenda Stevens, 96-26-70, second was Val Sim, 88-15-73, and third, Anne Nicholson, 84-11-73. The winner of the nine-hole competition was Denise Salisbury on countback from Shirley Baird. Medal No.11 was played on Saturday and the winner was Eileen Yates, 97-25-72, second Christine English, 98-25-72, and third Susan Hornsby, 86-13-73.


Outing Trophy and Centenary Cup: A double header for the Linksmen last weekend.

First up was the Captain’s outing to the beautiful Wearside course where superb weather and course conditions coupled with pin positions ensured average golf.

Ian Pringle romped home by a nose on 32 points from Ross Gair, Tim Capron and Bill Laidlaw. All had 31 points. Tim also reined in the past Captain’s award with Col Mitchell getting nearest the pin. Nev Holden and Steve Lamb were longest drivers, although Jaydee landed his 340 yards into the greenside bunker.

The morning Texas Scramble was won by Paul Wilson, Steve Lee and Richard Davison with an excellent four under gross. A great event well organised by Michael Lucas and the Wearside staff.

Sunday was the Centenary Cup and in form Dr Tim Capron edged out the dancing Ken Bailey by a shot with his fine nett 65 despite the Loren like rough just off the fairways. In third on nett 67s were Alan Hill, Barry Punton and A Brown. Tim, Ian Pringle and Ian Gray were the only twos.

Scores: T Capron 77-12=65; K Bailey 80-14=66.

Warkworth (L)

Diamond Jubilee Trophy: 1 L Langlands & M Johnson 33pts; 2 M Punton & B Black 29.


Fantastic weather and great course conditions saw some tremendous golf and James Spencer continued his great form picking up two wins. The club congratulated 14-year-old Andrew Carr on his runner-up position on Sunday. The sheet is now on the board for Captain’s Day.