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Alnmouth Village Golf Club

David Darroch Trophy: 80-16-64 M McQueen; 70-5-65 N Holden; 81-13-68 C Fettis; 81-12-69 J Ross; 78-8-70 AW Stephenson; 80-10-70 S Forman; 79-8-71 M Douglas; 97-26-71 K Potts; 77-5-72 A Shell; 88-16-72 R Archibald; 92-20-72 G Gibson. This Saturday (June 16) sees the second charity day in memory of Peter Braidford. It takes the form of a Texas Scramble for men’s, ladies’ or mixed teams. Tee times available from the secretary on 01665 830370 or

Alnmouth Village Golf Club Ladies

Journal Qualifier, Diamond Jubilee Trophy and Medal: 1 Joy Bisset 93-20=73, 2 M Gray 89-15=74, 3 D Wilkinson 93-15=78.

Ladies’ Open: 1 A Clough (Alnmouth) and B Clark (Alnmouth Village) 39pts (on back 9), 2 L Sidney and A Welsh (Gosforth) 39pts, 3 J Cubbins (Whitley Bay) and M. Young (Longhirst) 36pts.

Nearest the pin at the 10th: D Lillie (Alnmouth) 8’ 6”.

2’s winners: A. Jones and J. Gray (Warkworth), L Sidney and A Welsh.

Alnmouth Foxton

Archibald Lamp: 70-2-68 (on last nine) J Eggleston; 81-13-68 R Bloomer; 76-8-68 R Phipps; 83-14-69 J Nichol; 77-8-69 D Lillico; 78-9-69 M Moult.

Mixed Greensomes (Open): 36pts G Macdonald and N Wilkinson; 36 A Reid and C Falkenstein (Whitley Bay); 35 Mr and Mrs I Clough (Alnmouth); 35 Mr and Mrs D Allison (Chester-le-Street); 35 C McOwan and R Rickleton.

Men’s 4bbb Open: Alnmouth Foxton is still taking afternoon entries for their Mens 4BBB Open on Sunday, June 24, the course is in superb condition and there are great prizes on offer, £150 first prize and £120 best gross. To book a time ring 01665 830231.

Alnmouth Foxton (Ladies)

Silver division: 1 Elizabeth Ross (88-8-80), 2 Isabel Wright (101-17-84), 3 Pat Weddell (100-16-84).

Bronze division: 1. Joan Wheeler (104-22-82), 2. Moira Kilkenny (11-27-89).

9 Hole competition: Diane Lillie - 20 points.

Callers Qualifier: Elizabeth Ross.

Daphne Percy Cup - Joan Wheeler.

Silver division: 1 Elizabeth Ross (88-8-80), 2 Isabel Wright (101-17-84), 3 Pat Weddell (100-16-84).

Bronze division: 1 Joan Wheeler (104-22-82), 2 Moira Kilkenny (11-27-89).

9 Hole competition: Diane Lillie - 20 points.

Callers Qualifier: Elizabeth Ross.

Daphne Percy Cup: Joan Wheeler.

Alnwick Castle

Queen’s Jubilee Stableford: The Queen’s Jubilee Stableford was celebrated in style by young Marc Friar who walked the weekend competition with a magnificent stableford score of 44pts and in the process had his handicap chopped from 18 to 15. In second place, a full four points behind, was Dan Harrison who beat fellow low handicapper Wayne Belisle into third place on countback.

Wayne shot a level par round of 70 which included no less than four birdies. The seniors’ Mick Hubbard Trophy had to be postponed because of fog and mist but not before Michael Bedford registered a hole in one on his card at the 146yard 2nd hole using his trusty 6 iron. Michael will have a chance to repeat his feat as the competition has now been re-scheduled for Wednesday, July 11.

The Swansfield course played host to the Northumberland Juniors 36 hole strokeplay Championship last Sunday. The under 18 category was won by Jake Storey from Alnmouth GC with two fine rounds of 68 and 71 for a total of 139, Jake obviously felt at home on the course where he started his golfing career some years ago. In second place, also feeling at home was Alnwick’s very own apprentice greenkeeper Joe Henderson who shot a 36hole score of 149.

The best nett score was 138 by Adam Nicholson of Tynemouth GC.

The next social event in the calendar is a Race Night to be held on Saturday June 30, further details available in the clubhouse. For anyone looking for a great three-day value for money 4BBB OPEN competition why not try the Three Castles Challenge. Played over Tuesday, July 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 at Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Alnwick, entry is only £66 per pair for all three days.

Competitors may also play only one or two days should they wish to do so. Pairs can be men, ladies or mixed. Prize money worth £750 in total plus trophies for the overall winners are to be won.See for further details.

Scores: 1 M Friar 44pts, 2 D Harrison 40pts, 3rd W Belisle 40pts.

Bamburgh Castle

Invitation Day (4bbb): 43pts J Cairns and P Caygill; 42 (on countback) D Gilroy and M Carss; 42 ME Robson and MN Dagless; 41 RJ Reid and S Leck; 41 G Smallwood and P McAndrew; 41 RA Pearson and M Ainsbough.

Bamburgh (Ladies)

EGU Medal: 1 Di Johnson 97-25=72, 2 Hilary Hulley 80-8 =72.

Invitation Day: 1 Lucy McGregor & Ailsa Birkett (Burgham) 35pts, 2 Fiona Southern & Pauline Daymont (Foxton) 35pts, 3 Melanie Downs & Sylvia Fitzpatrick (Middlesbrough) 35pts.


Club Tankards: 1 John and Martin Carss 62, 2 John and Steve Nichol 63, 3 Grahame Stephenson and George Robson 64 (on countback), 4 Neil Cairns and Simon Potts 64.

Dunstanburgh (Ladies)

Open Competitions: There are only a limited number of places left for our Open Days which are as follows: Monday, July 16 – Ladies Open, £24 per team of 3; Sunday, July 22 – Mixed Open, £20 per couple; Monday, September 17 – Ladies Team, £24 per team of 3.

Percy Wood

June Monthly Medal: 1 Alan Birkmyre (70), 2 John Ternent (71), 3 Dave Angus (72), 4 Bob Chater (72), 5 Gary Cowman (73). 44 Seniors played in the competition.

Invitation Day: Despite some very heavy showers and a distant rumble of thunder, the Invitation Day was a great success. 1 J Thompson and N Galloway – 43 points, 2 K Ormston and D Norman – 38 points, 3 J Bell and W Warender – 37 points.

Percy Wood (Ladies)

Ormston Decanter: 1 Julia Roxburgh 31 points, 2 Mandy Scott, 3 Mary Stevens 28 points.


Help for Heroes Texas Scramble: 1 Michael Arkle, David Blakeburn, Lorraine Adams, David Phillips 63-6.6=56.4, 2 Chris Chapman, Helen Foggon, Peter Snaith, Stewart Foggon 64-7.5=56.5.


Invitation Day: 44pts J Hogg and M Whitelaw; 42 (on last six) M Cowie and D Williams; 42 W Hewitt and A McGregor; 41 R Nelson and G Thompson.


The Centenary Trophy: For the third competition in a row, Mark Nicholson saw off the bedraggled and windswept field to add the Centenary Trophy to the Jubilee Medal and the appropriately named Lifeboat Shield. His nett 65 was three clear of Nev Butler and Garry Henderson on a day when the weather, especially in the morning, took its toll. Hence the C.S.S. being raised to 72. Michael Hindhaugh and John A Gray were the only other par beaters with 69s with John’s coming in the morning monsoon. Garry also shot the best gross of 72 to collect his three stick and a handicap cut to three. There were only four twos despite all being downwind. Scores: M Nicholson 78-13=65; N Butler 77-9=68, G Henderson 72-4=68 (back nine); M Hindhaugh 79-10=69, J A Gray 87-18=69).


Lonsdale & Cowens Eclectic: Winner of the third round of the Lonsdale & Cowens eclectic was captain Les Johnson on 80-11-69 to win clearly from Geoff Tong on 87-14-73 who beat David Wilkinson on 80-7-73 on a countback.

Open 4bbb: Had to be called off at the last minute due to the heavy rain. The course became unplayable and waterlogged. It has been rearranged for Saturday, August 18. Please see the notice board for other fixture amendments.