THE winter league returned to normal last week with 24 members turning out on a decidedly warmer day with only a shower or two which didn’t dampen the spirits.

The course, still only playing 15 holes – although the 18 holes may be fully open this weekend if the drying conditions continue – has recovered remarkably following the prolonged spell of indifferent weather, as have some of the players.

Let’s see if we can turn out 40 players this weekend, shake away some cobwebs and give the diehards a run for their money.

The results saw our very own master painter and decorator play to his handicap on the shortened course, closely followed by the club president.

One point further behind was the man, as it is understood, with the smallest feet in the men’s section.

Winter League (Sunday, January 16): 1 Kevin Murphy 30pts; 2 Lawrie Stewart 29pts; 3 Keith Richardson 28pts.

Members of The Past Captain’s Society are reminded that their annual subs of £5 are now due and can be left for Brian Hunt’s attention behind the bar.

Also the committee is currently working on the social calendar for 2011.

Anyone with any new and interesting ideas for this year, please pass them on to the captain or any committee member.

Full details of all social events will be updated on the website and in this column as and when available.

Alnmouth Village

AFTER a two-month postponement due to the extreme snow conditions, Alnmouth Village Golf Club President’s night finally went ahead.

Full story and pictures in next week’s Gazette.

a packed clubhouse applauded the 2010 trophy winners when club president Jack Davidson presented the prizes.

Youngest prizewinner was Luke Denny who successfully defended the Coronation Cup junior open title and the Fernie Cup for juniors was won by Ryan Weallens.

In the ladies section player of the year was Margaret Gray who won an amazing seven trophies, most improved player was Patie Jary and Dorothy Wilkinson took the club championship.

The men’s section saw the emergence of a new champion, quite literally, 19-year-old Jamie Jobson won three trophies the most important of which was the club championship. The men’s player of the year was the very consistent Alan Shell.

Also on display in the clubhouse were two team trophies, the Aln Cup which was wrested from the hands of Goswick last year and the Davison Cup competed for by North Northumberland and Hadrian league teams.

Hospitality on the evening was provided by Dickie Campbell the mens vice captain and newly appointed bar manager. Dickie has a range of social events planned during his term of office as captain and new social members will be made very welcome. Members are reminded that the next social event is a Race Night on Saturday, February 26.