News and results from around the clubs in north Northumberland

Alnmouth Ladies

CORONATION Foursomes: 1 S Brierley and L Keen 32pts; 2 S Heppell and S Patterson 28; 3 P Daymont and E Ross 27. Nine-hole competition: Judith Tulip 16pts.

Alnmouth Village Ladies

CALLERS Qualifier and Medal: 1 Eleanor Morgan 93-16=77;2 Margaret Gray 97-15=82 (Callers Qualifier); 3 Fyona Robson 103-21=82; 4 Diane Boyle 104-22=82.

Alnmouth Village

MINERS Lamp (seniors): 39pts R Boyle; 38 RS Stephenson; 36 T Harris; 36 JB Graham; 36 G Ridgway; 34 J Kidd.

Alnmouth (Foxton)

MAY Stableford: Div 1: 37pts (on last nine) S Taylor; 37 M Kilmister; 36 D Lillico.

Division 2: 40 S Inglis; 37 P Hutchins; 35 G Dixon.

Division 3: 39 (on last nine) S Poole; 39 P Owens; 37 S Williams.

Seniors: 34 C Inglis; 33 T Grey; 32 D Norman.

RNLI Spoon (Open Stableford): Men : 38pts (on last six) C Lennie; 38 C Napier; 37 R Gander. Ladies: 28 H Mackenzie; 28 S Brierley.

Davison Cup: Alnmouth 3.5 Linden Hall 1.5: Jake Storey beat L Reeves 5 and 3; H Sutherland beat P Basford 1up; L Sutherland beat A Lawn 7 and 6; S Read lost to N Rushworth 4 and 3; D Weddell halved with S Hornsby.

Alnwick Castle

IT was a memorable day at Swansfield last Sunday as a stalwart member of the club, Robbie Stevenson, proudly drove into office as the club captain for 2012.

A great day’s golf was had by all followed by some lovely food supplied by caterer Michael Hindmarsh and evening entertainment in the clubhouse by Billy Craig. The green staff must also be congratulated for a course presented in immaculate condition.

The winner of the captain’s prize on the day was Michael Smith with a great score of 40pts, he edged out three players all on 39pts who had to be separated on countback, Jack Friar, Keith Richardson and the one-time early leader in the clubhouse Ian Ferguson.

The captain also presented prizes to the leading Lady, Jill Clark with 36pts and runner up Gillian Gordon on 35, similarly to the Junior section where the victor was Joe Henderson, 36 and Marc Friar 35 in second place.

Other prizes were as follows: Nearest the pin on the 2nd, Gerry McInally, Guy Ridley on both the 4th and 17th and Wayne Belisle on the 15th. The longest drives were Gillian Gordon on the 6th and Steven Miller on the18th.

A prize for the most points scored on four hidden holes was won by Bob Shepherd with 12pts.

Two’s were scored by Steven Cooper, Rod Henderson Ray Baston, Wayne Belisle, Tom Naples and Gerry McInally and Guy Ridley who both recorded two two’s.

I have to say the highlight of my day personally was playing with current and immediate past presidents of the club, Lawrie Stewart and Tom Jamieson, the latter whom I’m sure won’t mind me saying was the elder statesman on the course on the day at a spritely 86 years of age, something for all golfers to aspire to I think?

Captain’s Day: 1 M Smith 40pts; 2 J Friar 39; 3 K Richardson 39; 4 I Ferguson 39.

Bamburgh Castle

EWGA Medal and Caller Qualifier: Winner: Jill Archer 84-19=65. R/U: Claire Whitfield 79-12=67.

Dryborough Cup: Winner: Nicky Rose 74-5=69 (After a tie with) R/U: Claire Whitfield 81-12=69.

Buckley Tankards: 45pts F Bolton and M Hopper; 44 M Dawson and P Sanderson; 42 C Biott and D Little; 41 K Richardson and I Armstrong; 41 D Eccleston and RG Temple; 39 W Robson and P McDonnell; 39 I Brown and T Cawthorn; 39 RJ Reid and D Wymes.


BELFORD Golf Club held the captain’s drive in on Sunday when Jimmy Rutherford and Sandra Hogg drove in office supported by a large number of members and supporters, The Kirsty Ord Stableford on Monday saw Graeme Taylor take the honours from John Murdoch with Brian Foggon third.

This weekend we have the J Williamson Cup which we hope for a big turnout for this prestigious competition in the calendar in memory of a well-respected past captain and chairman.

Dunstanburgh Castle

SUTHERLAND Memorial Trophy: 1 N Richardson and P Richardson 74-11.2-62.8; 2 R Creasey and T Robinson 82-17-65; 3 G Paul and D Saunders 73-7.4-65.6.

Dunstanburgh Castle Ladies

EWGA, County Medal, SQ and Callers Qualifier: 1 Susan Temple; 2 Dorothy Wilkinson (Callers Qualifier); 3 Gail Peters.

Percy Wood Seniors.

LAST week marked the first monthly medal of the year for the Senior Section as April’s medal was cancelled due to impossible weather conditions on the day.

April’s results: 1 Mick Cavanagh (74); 2 Alan Birkmyre (75); 3 John Ternent (77).

Percy Wood Ladies

THE Holloway Trophy/Medal 2 was played on April 19.

Results:1 Pat Fisher 100-23=77; 2 Marge Athey 109-25=84; 3 Lisa Jarvis 99-13=86.

The course having dried out considerably, the Ladies were able to play the Callers Qualifier/Medal 3 on May 3

Results: 1 Julia Roxburgh 97-16=81; 2 Pat Fisher 106-23= 83; 3 Hilary Birkmyre 113-30=83.


GAIR Cup: 71-6-65 R Nelson; 83-15-68 E Ball; 75-7-68 T Taylor; 89-21-68 J McNish; 81-12-69 I Darling; 80-11-69 S Bains; 81-12-69 K Shiel.

Mixed Open (Stableford): 37pts (on countback) Lynn Bannister and Phil Broadley (Seahouses); 37 J Hole and Mrs LA Brown (South Moor); 36 Ian and Angela Clough (Alnmouth); 36 Peter and Elizabth Mitchell. Nearest pin on 1oth: Christine Douglas (Warkworth); nearest pin on 15h: M Eltringham (South Moor).

Seahouses Ladies

ON Tuesday Seahouses ladies played EWGA Medal number five.

The winner was Gillian Blair with a score of 91-22-69; second was Anne Nicholson,82-12-70 and third was Pam Fawcus,90-15-75. The nine-hole winner was Lynne Angus with 19pts.

Saturday saw the ladies playing EWGA Medal number six, the winner being Karen Townend on 101-31-70; second was Pam Fawcus with 89-15-74.

The winners of the Spring Foursomes played on Sunday were Susan Hornsby and Karen Townend and runners-up were Gillian Blair and Eileen Robinson.

Warkworth Ladies

CALLERS Qualifier and medal: 1J Gray 94-20=74; 2 M Howie 88-11=77; 3 J Carr 108-28=80 (Qualifier); 4 J Straughan 100-20-80.

Ladies Open held May 5: 1 E Bailey and S Brown (Morpeth) 33pts (on countback); 2 S Holloway and G Blair (Whitley Bay and Seahouses) 33; 3 P Lewis and J Nattrass (Warkworth and Alnmouth) 32. Nearest the pin A Claydon (Seahouses).


IN the second Andy Fairnington Stableford Qualifier, Mark Cowens won on 38pts to qualify along with runner up Dave Hall on 35, who beat Howard Middlemiss and Les Johnson on countback.

After two rounds of the Farm To Freeze Order of Merit, Mark Cowens leads on 16 points ahead of Chris Wilkinson on 15 followed by Dave Hall and Eric Smithson on 13.

The knockout draws are on the notice board. Please make sure matches are played by the deadlines.

In the ladies section, Anne Brown won the May Stableford from Sheilagh Curle.