AROUND THE GOLF CLUBS

Alnwick Golf Club Lady Captain Marj Hateley and her Vice Captain Jill Clark.
Alnwick Golf Club Lady Captain Marj Hateley and her Vice Captain Jill Clark.

Alnmouth Village Ladies

ANNIVERSARY Trophy: 1 Lin Osgood 32pts; 2 Prue Smith 31 (on back nine); 3 Ann Lane 31; 4 Patie Jary 30.

Alnmouth Village

MINERS Lamp (seniors): 44pts J Kidd; 41 DW Gleadall; 38 L Reed; 36 G Smart; 36 J Blakey; 36 JR Campbell; 34 W Bisset.

Brewery Cup: 51pts M McQueen and RI Campbell; 43 (on last nine) JR Campbell and M Conroy; 43 N Holden and J Kidd; 40 D Fairbairn and R Boyle.

Alnmouth (Foxton) Ladies

EWGA Medal: Silver D Lillie 93-18-75; Bronze: S Burton 100-24-76. Bronze Cup Qualifiers: S Burton, L Betteridge, D Coney, S Walker, J Gray, R Young, S Stimpson, R Hopkinson.

Alnmouth (Foxton)

JUNIOR member Jake Storey fired his best round of the season so far over the Foxton course on Saturday to win the Walker Cross.

He carded an excellent 68-3-65, six under par, to pip Craig Strickland by one shot on a day when the top ten all beat par.

Leading returns: 68-3-65 J Storey; 86-20-66 C Strickland; 91-24-67 T Stamp; 81-14-67 G Waller; 83-15-68 D Leath; 80-12-68 G Pughsley; 75-6-69 R Blackshaw; 74-5-69 G Merryweather; 91-21-70 N Howie; 74-4-70 J Hood.

Mixed Open Texas Scramble: 65-5.3-59.7 J Browell, Mrs J Browell, R Blackshaw, Mrs S Blackshaw; 67-4.7-62.3 M Smith, Mrs P Smith, A Pickard, Mrs M Pickard; 69-6.4-62.6 H Graham, Mrs D Lillie, T Parker, Mrs D Parker.

Alnwick

A PACKED week of results started with a win for the Alnwick team in their third round tie of the Daily Mail competition. Good wins by John Pentleton, Keith Richardson and Gordon Taylor saw them progress to the next round at the expense of Magdalene Fields.

The Royal Texas Scramble on Friday was contested by 10 teams and the team of Rod Henderson, Joe Henderson and Steve Barron won with a brilliant 11 under par gross score giving them a net 56.8.

Duy Lam had his own celebration on Royal Wedding day as he scored a hole in one at the 15th.

Sunday saw a thrilling close finish to the Patrons Trophy and PO Clarke Qualifier. Dan Swordy just edged it from Gordon Johnstone in second.

Three previous members of the hundreds club made up the minor positions.

They were none other than Kenny Darlow, Geoff Dobson and it was great to see Ian ‘Toad’ Ferguson making a long awaited comeback onto the leaderboard.

On Bank Holiday Monday, it was the turn of the Scotts Yellow Ball Trophy to take centre-stage. It was those Henderson lads again – Rod and Joe this time partnered by current club captain Gerry McInally in first place.

Patrons Trophy/PO Clark Q: 1 D Swordy 75-5=68; 2 G Johnstone 82-13=69; 3 K W Darlow 90-20=70; 4 G Dobson 83-13=70; 5 I Ferguson 97-27=70.

PO Clarke knockout stage Qualifiers. D Swordy, G Ridley, D Harrison, J Henderson, S Barron, W Belisle, IM Bell and S Cooper.

Scotts Yellow Ball Trophy: 1 G McInally, R Henderson & J Henderson 70pts(on back nine); 2 LE Stewart, M Bedford & A Snaith 70pts.

Finally, vice-captain Gordon Taylor was victorious in the net section of the first NNGL open day at Seahouses on Saturday.

Alnwick Ladies

GOLDEN Jubilee: 1 L Tate 38pts; 2 M Hately 37pts; 3 B Friar 36pts. McDonald Cup: 1 A Provost 5up; 2 S Brown 2up; 3 J Clark 1up.

l Lady Captain’s Day

ON a beautiful, warm sunny afternoon, Marj Hately, pictured, drove in. The retrieving of the ball brought out such kindness from the youngsters.

Cora Drummond, with sprinting legs retrieved the ball, passed it on to Oliver Taylor who was close behind, who in turn passed it on to Mia Hately, the granddaughter of the lady captain. It was a joy to watch.

Melanie, the caterer, produced a lovely tea, enjoyed by all, and Marj presented the prizes, which had a lovely pink theme and were gratefully accepted by the winners.

Marj raised £131 on the raffle for her chosen charity, the Bobby Robson Foundation. She thanked all who contributed to this very worthwhile cause.

Results: 1 S Brown 37pts; 2 M Lake 35pts; 3 D Drummond 34pts.

Bamburgh

WHEN John Woodman drove into office as club captain last August the weather could hardly have been worse, with high winds and driving rain.

Inevitably, the competition was cancelled and rescheduled for last Sunday. And happily, on this occasion, the weather was at its brilliant best.

This was reflected in an entry of almost one hundred participants for a Stableford event.

Leading returns: 44pts SA Cawthorn; 42 B Goldwater; 41 (on last nine) W Rose. Best gross: 67 J Porteous. Best junior: 36pts Alex Mackay.

Footnote: Members gave a warm welcome back after illness to Trevor Thompson who marked his return by taking the prize for the longest drive on the 13th.

*Millennium Putter: 81-18-63 CJ Gray; 79-15-64 J Whitelaw; 81-16-65 (on last six) DJ Taylor; 81-16-65 P Stout; 74-7-67 (on last nine) RA Turnbull; 77-10-67 M Robson; 70-3-67 J Moffet jun. CSS 68.

Dunstanburgh Castle Ladies

APPLEBY Trophy and EWGA Medal: 1 Kathy Wilson 105-30=75; 2 Susan Temple 84-06-78; 3 Gail Peters 115-34=81.

Dunstanburgh Castle

Rover Cup: 1 M Brewis 73-9-64; 2 G Rycroft 81-15-66; 3 J Nicol 88-19-69 (on countback); C Reid 86-17-69; P Richardson 82-13-69; S Potts 74-5-69.

Percy Wood

THE weather was wonderful for the club’s latest competition, the three-man Texas Scramble (partners drawn).

This is always a popular competition among members and it produced a close finish with less than one shot covering the first three places. Results: 1 C Wilson, A Jarvis, J McLean; 2 D Angus, D Winsett, G Thompson; 3 T Rutter, P Scott, K Hird.

Meanwhile, it was a much different return match for the seniors team at Newbiggin. They battled well but were well-beaten by a team who made the most of home advantage, but credit to Colin Wilson and Peter Dawson who won their pairing. The match involving John Thompson and Gary Cowman ended all-square.

Seahouses Ladies

SEAHOUSES Ladies played their fourth EWGA Medal on April 26 and the winner was Pam Fawcus with 86-15-71. Second was Jan Allan 92-20-72 and third was Sue Hornsby 89-14-75.

The winner of the 9-hole Medal was Shirley Baird, with runner-up Denise Salisbury.

Seahouses

OPEN Mixed Greensomes: 40pts D Hornsby and S Hornsby; 39 D Robson and A Hope; 37 B Mawson and J Mawson; 37 (on countback) G Walker and K Taylor. George Killey Memorial Trophy: 40pts J Preston; 39 K Swan; 39 S Urwin; 38 S Wharmby; 37 R MacCormack; 37 G McAdam; 37 SJ Priestley; 37 R Locke; 37 M Arthurs.

Warkworth

MAJOR number two was held at the old Links last weekend when the Bates Cup was the prize and it was Southpaw John Cassidy who mastered the conditions to win by a shot.

JC used his controlled slice, which suits the Old Links perfectly, to shoot a fine nett 64. This held off Gary ‘Silver’ Scott, who is fast becoming the new Seb Douglass with his almost-won stories. Gary was a full three shots ahead of the threesome of J Morton, Nigel Sample and Henri Henderson, who all had nett 68s. Robert Balmbra took the best gross with a 74 and there was two club money for Geoff Dunn, Alan Hill and Sean Grainger.

Scores: J Cassidy 82-18=64; G Scott 76-11=65; J Morton 85-17=68, N Sample 81-13=68, H Henderson 79- 11=68.

Warkworth Ladies

CECIL Lietch qualifier: 1 G Turnbull 90-22=68; 2 J Hardy 95-23=72; 3 B Black 91-17=74; 4 M Punton 102-28=74.

Wooler

SATURDAY saw the second round of the Chairman’s Cup and it was young Chris Wilkinson who won with 39 points, ahead of Brian Tait on 36 on a countback from Mark Cowens.

Brian leads overall on 70 points, just one ahead of Richard Lowrey on 69.

On Sunday, glorious weather greeted the Mixed Texas Scramble and it was the team of Sheilagh Curle, Les Johnson, Mark Cowens and Stuart Lowrey who won on nett 60, one ahead of Di Sim, Alistair Sharp, Sandy Jeffrey and Richard Lowrey on 62.4.

The course is closed on Saturday for the Ladies Open Tex Mex.

On Sunday, the quarter-finals of the Thomas Lillie Memorial Trophy take place – 8.30am Les Johnson v Paul Routledge, 8.38am Stuart Brodie v Stuart Lowrey, 8.46am John Driver v Geoff Tong, 8.54am John Ewing v Neil Tait.

There is a Medal on for anyone else not taking part.