Results and news from clubs in north Northumberland
Alnmouth (Foxton) Ladies
FM Gover Rose Bowl: 18 Hole Competition – Silver: M Howie 83-10-73; Bronze H Clark 90-21-69.
Nine Hole Competition: P Jones 16pts; L Smith 16.
ST George’s Day Stableford: 43pts C Lawn; 41 M Kilmister; 40 D Scott; 40 L Kilmister; 39 C Wass; 38 J Gunn.
Alnmouth Village Ladies
WI Cup (Round One and Medal): 1 Fyona Robson 95-21=74 (on back nine); 2 Diane Boyle 95-21=74; 3 Prue Smith 94-17=77; 4 Eileen Meek 112-32=80.
WI Cup (Round Two and Medal): 1 Jennifer Cossins 93-24=69; 2 Margaret Gray 86-14=72; 3 Fyona Robson 94-21=73; 4 Moira Barnes 99-22=77.
Aggregate scores: 1 Fyona Robson 74+73=147; 2 Diane Boyle 74+78=152; 3 Prue Smith 77+79= 156; 4 Dorothy Wilkinson 80+80=160
Captain’s Day: Winner of Captain’s Prize: Lin Osgood 100-33=67; 2 Pat Addy 100-29=71; 3 Dorothy Wilkinson 87-15=72; 4 June Nolan 108-34=74.
Past Captains’ Box: Lin Osgood.
Nearest the pin on the 10th: Noreen Jeffrey. Longest drive (handicap 0-20): Dorothy Wilkinson. Longest drive (handicap 21-36): Monica Aitken.
THE fog which shrouded the North East coast resulted in the cancellation of the Good Friday men’s Captain’s Day shortly after new captain Dickie Campbell had driven into office early in the afternoon.
But, not to be outdone, officials decided to re-schedule the event for Easter Monday and the ever-popular competition was completed without further ado, albeit with a slightly reduced field and in cool and breezy conditions.
The new captain follows in the footsteps of his father, John, who held the office back in 1952.
There have been only three similar instances in the club’s recent history, the others being George and Alan Tait and Norman and Peter Smith.
While Good Friday’s play eventually fell victim to the weather (ironically the fog lifted later in the afternoon and the sun came out) the traditional hand-over of the captain’s tie by retiring captain Norman Luke to his successor went ahead as planned in the clubhouse at night.
On the course, high handicappers claimed the first three places in Monday’s re-run, victory going to Michael Conroy with 66 nett.
Leading returns: 86-20-66 Michael Conroy; 89-22-67 Darryle Taylor; 91-23-68 Stephen Yeadon; 80-11-69 Albert Stephenson; 75-6-69 Andrew Stanton; 75-4-71 Mark Allinson; 78-6-72 Alan Shell; 75-3-72 Richard Campbell; 87-15-72 Stuart Dawson; 85-13-72 Alan Hall.
Nearest pin at 10th: Neville Holden; nearest pin in two at 18th: Neville Holden.
Best gross: Andrew Stanton 75.
ALNWICK golfers remembered a well loved past member of the club when they contested the Stan Cooper Memorial Trophy last weekend.
The winner of the stableford format competition was Alan Craigs with a fine individual score of forty points. Dan Swordy was hot on his heels in second place with 39 and in third, young greenkeeper Joe Henderson who was also one of only two players to record a two on their card on the day, the other being Wayne Belisle.
Stan Cooper Memorial Trophy: 1 A Craigs 40pts; 2 D Swordy 39; 3 J Henderson 38; 4 T Pearson 37 (on countback); 5 P Lewis 37.
All golfers are reminded the ‘winner takes all’ three-person Royal Texas Scramble takes place at Alnwick tomorrow.
For those wishing to get away from the television for the day, last-minute entries may be possible. Telephone the clubhouse on 01665 602632 if you wish to enter.
Bamburgh Castle Ladies
EASTER Bunny Series: Winners: Judy Robson & Hilary Hulley tied first with 145pts; 3 Tania Conway 138.
Easter Stableford Winner: Helen Payne 40; 2 Jill Archer 39; 3 Lyn Johnson 38.
BRITTEN Cup: 80-18-62 (on last nine) DJ Taylor; 80-18-62 RD Little; 80-17-63 (on last nine) B Smith; 74-11-63 R Bewley; 85-21-74 NP Magnay; 77-13-64 LB Douglas; 84-20-64 K Patrick. CSS 67.
JOE Grieves Memorial Trophy: D Glyde 40; P Toal 39; M Brewis 38; N Richardson 37; S Potts 36; P Broome 36. Colin Reid had a hole in one at the 13th.
Dunstanburgh Castle Ladies
EWGA & County Medal and Sutherland qualifier: 1 Joan Watson 98-26=72; 2 Susan Temple 79-06=73; 3 Louise Tate 101-27= 74.
SPENCE Plate: 1 Diane Cairns 37; 2 Anne Spence 31; 3 Mary Tully 31.
Wilson Shield: 1 Andrew Richardson 78-12-66; 2 Peter Edminson 85-17-68; 3 William Steel 97-28-69; 4 Roger Woodburn 77-7-70.
Texas Grumble: 1 Michael Arkle, Harry Hogg, John Brown 75; 2 Brian White, Chris White, Dan White 74; Paul Arkle, Andrew Richardson, Roger Woodburn 73.
THE ladies of Seahouses Golf Club played their third EWGA Medal on Tuesday and the winner was Val Sim with 88-14-74, second was Brenda Stevens 103-25-78 and third was Jan Allan 99-19-80.
On Sunday in very favourable conditions the St George’s Day Trophy was played for and the winner was Jean Bladen with a score of 89-20-69. Second was Gillian Blair with 94-24-70 on countback from Lorraine Bewley who was third with 84-14-70.
The best gross score was 82 carded by Anne Locke.
Congratulations go to Gillian Blair and Glynis Lawson for winning through to the third round of the Daily Mail Foursomes.
EASTER Medal: 74-8-66 G Pearson; 79-12-67 K Stansfield; 71-4-67 S Priestley; 72-5-67 R Lumsdon; 84-16-68 S Swan; 73-5-68 K Wright; 76-7-69 C Hall; 74-4-70 T Gilholm.
THIS week signalled the opening of the Percy Wood Golf Club seniors team matches. The first visitors to the course were Newbiggin Seniors.
Conditions were absolutely ideal but home advantage does count significantly and Newbiggin did struggle with the pace of our greens compared to their own.
There were wins for Keith Thompson (cap) and Trevor Rutter, Alan Birkmyre (vice) and Noel Mason, John Thompson and Gary Cowman.
Meanwhile the pairings of Dave Angus and Peter Dawson and Danny Finlay and Colin Wilson finished all square, giving the home side a 4-2 advantage.
There was a stableford competition for the remaining members, when last years captain Kelvin Hird found his form, it needed a countback to separate the leaders.
Results: 1 Kelvin Hird 38; 2 John Houlison 38; 3 Bob Nicholson 38; 4 George Nicholson 37.
Percy Wood Ladies
HOLLOWAY Trophy and Medal 2: Three ladies with the same score on the back 9.
1 M Stevens 99-26-73; 2 J Ormston 100-27-73; 3 M Athey 99-26-73.
AN almost full field contested the Warkworth House Cup last week at the Old Links and it took some fantastic scoring just to get on the sheet.
Leading the way was Sean ‘The Lightning Rod’ Grainger, who had a superb gross 72 to leave his nett at 61, a massive nine under par.
He held off the trio of Dr Tim Capron, Ross Young and young Liam Ramsay by three shots as their nett 64s were not enough.
It was doubly painful for Ross as he equalled the course record with his gross 66, a marvellous feat worthy of his prize of three Top Flite Stratas.
Incoming captain Gary Henderson drove off in front of a large crowd and his ball was snatched by old Stu Pringle, who tore his calf muscle in the process – how sad as he was unable to then play in the competition.
Scores: S Grainger 72-11=61; T Capron 73-9=64; R Young 66-2=64; L Ramsay 79-15=64 (back nines).
RVI foursome: 1 B Black & M Johnson 90-20=70; 2 J Gray & M Punton 96-24.5=71.5.
SATURDAY saw the second round of the Lonsdale and Cowens Eclectic and it was Mark Cowens who came out on top with a score of 83-15-68 to win ahead of Jamie Bissett on 84-14-70. Geoff Tong, Stuart Lowrey, Davy Allan and David Crisp all came in with net 71s.
On Sunday, Steven Lamb blew the field away in the second Andy Fairnington Stableford Qualifier by coming in with 45 points. Steve Fletcher was second on 37 and David Bryant was third on 36.
The draws for the knockout competitions are now on the notice board and the draw for the mixed Texas Scramble on Sunday will take place tonight (Thursday).
In the ladies section, Judy Farag won the three-club competition on net 73 ahead of Pat Tatters on 74. Lila Singleton took the Golf Foundation Brooch on 70 by one shot from Ann Smithson, while Susan Brown won the April Medal again from Ann Smithson.
Anne Brown won the Rothbury Salver on 90-20-70 ahead of Sheilagh Curle on 88-16-72.