Alnwick Castle

WITH the weather the only winner for the second week running, it leaves time to reflect on what has been one of the most exciting years in the history of the golf club.

New owner Simon Kimble, by employing head greenkeeper Alan Golding, has transformed the condition of the course and according to Alan himself ‘this is only the beginning’.

Working with an existing team of greenkeepers, the course and greens in particular are arguably the best they have ever been and in the views of some people now rival any in the local area and indeed those further afield as well.

Stability reigns in the club due to the appointment of two existing members, Neil Foggon and Daniel Harrison as manager and assistant manager respectively, and Melanie and her staff have transformed the clubhouse fare into a most pleasurable eating experience.

The creation of a new club website at has brought the club within the reach of golfers worldwide and is a huge asset.

Here, details can be found on all aspects of golfing and social activities within the club for members and visitors alike.

For members who haven’t been informed yet, there are two events planned for the holiday period.

Firstly, on Tuesday, December 27, there will be a three-person Texas Scramble and then on Sunday, January 1, a singles stableford will take place.

The entry fees for these two events are £4 per person and include some of Mel’s lovely food to keep the winter chill out.

It only remains to wish all readers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and handicap-reducing New Year.


THE latest positions in the Henry Curry Winter League sees Geoff Brown extending his lead at the front. He is now on 47 points, ahead of John Ewing on 32 and Dave Hall on 28.

This year’s Christmas nine-hole competition is on Tuesday, December 27. Meet at the clubhouse at 10am for a 10.30 start of the Texas Scramble. Everyone bring a prize to win a prize.