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Alnmouth Vill

Challenge Cup : A seven under par nett 64 by Colin Reid gave him a three-shot victory in Sunday’s Challenge Cup.

Leading scores: 79-15-64 C Reid; 72-5-67 JA Stanton; 69-1-68 RI Campbell; 84-15-69 D Trotter; 86-15-71 R Archibald; 83-11-72 G Batson; 85-13-72 G Clark.

Back to front: It will be golf in reverse (holes that is) on Saturday with the annual reverse course event. It comprises a mixed teams competition (£20 per four person team) with three scores to count on each hole. It’s different and popular.

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Gertrude Percy Trophy Club Championship: (Best gross over two rounds) Round one: 1 Margaret Gray 89; 2 Joy Bisset 93; 3 Adele Richardson 96.

Round two: 1 Margaret Gray 93; 2 Jennifer Cossins 96; 3 Eleanor Morgan 97.

Aggregate of two best scores: 1 Margaret Gray 89+93=182; 2 Eleanor Morgan 99+97=196; 3 Adele Richardson 96+100=196 (also 196 Joy Bisset 93 and 103).

Jan Steele Trophy: (Best nett over two rounds): Round one: 1 Adele Richardson 96-29=67; 2 Joy Bisset 93-21=72; 3 Viv Archibald 100-28=72.

Round two: 1 Adele Richardson 100-29=71; 2 Viv Archibald 99-28=71; 3 Jennifer Cossins 96-23=73.

Aggregate of two best scores: 1 Adele Richardson 67+71=138; 2 Viv Archibald 72+71=143; 3 Margaret Gray 74+78=152.

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Coates Trophy : Scoring matched the brilliant weather on Saturday in the Coates Trophy with eight under par the best of the day. Leading returns: 82-19-63 S Sullivan; 77-13-64 G Batson; 82-15-67 K Batson; 70-3-67 J Wallis; 77-9-68 M Douglas; 85-16-69 P Franks.

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Nancie Walton Memorial Salver: 1 Di Parker (93-21-72); 2 Ann Cole (86-13-73) from 3 Lorna Keen (83-10-73).

Nine Hole Competition: 1 Dinah McIlroy 14pts; 2 Mary Stewart 11.

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August Medal: Some noticeable scoring featured in the results over the Swansfield course last weekend. A round containing no less that 15 pars spoiled only by a triple bogie seven on the seventh hole saw Steven Cooper gain fourth place on countback from Iain Wilson and seniors captain Ray Baston with all three returning par equalling net 70 rounds. Kevin Smith took third place with a creditable net 69 but the two big guns at the head of the field were low handicappers Guy Ridley, who scored 68, and eventual winner Martin Carss who shot no less than five birdies, including one at the stroke one third hole for a net three under par 67. The four players who shared the spoils of the twos club were Iain Wilson, Barry Farrar, Martin Carss and Brian Hunt.

WM Robinson Memorial Trophy: The Medal was also run in conjunction with the WM Robinson Memorial Trophy for those with a handicap of 20 or over. The winner was Carl Green with a nett score of 71.

August Medal: 1 M Carss 68-1=67; 2 G Ridley 71-3=68; 3 K Smith 81-12=69.

WM Robinson 20s Trophy: 1 CJ Green 99-28=71; 2 E Jury 99-25=74 (on countback); 3 K Darlow 94-20=74.

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Carter Cup (Fifth round): M Long 100-33=67; 2 M Walton 89-21=68; 3 N Thompson 94-20=74.


Challenge Cup: 83-14-69 (on last nine) G Smallwood; 74-5-69 R Lumsden; 75-6-69 P Holmes; 88-18-70 H Jobson; 93-23-70 L Cope; 79-9-70 C Hall.

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Centenary salver: Winner: Fiona Hall 86-9=68; R/U: Fiona Southern 79-9=70.


NACYP: 1 J Delaney 81-15-66; 2 G Stephenson 70-1-69; 3 D Williams 78-8-69 (countback); K Wilson 87-17-70.

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EWGA Medal and Sq (Moorin Trophy, Round One): 1 Susan Temple 82-5=77; 2 Isabel Wright 85-17=78; 3 Lesley Fishwick 114-36=78 (on back nine).

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Ken Forbes Cup: 1 J Nicholls 38pts; 2 V Cox 38; 3 J Jobson 33.

Captain’s Charity Day (Help for Heroes) – Mel Dixon Memorial Shield: 1 I Milne and J Bell 65nett; 2 C Burrows and S Burrows 70; 3 J Nichols and J Taylor 72.

JKO (3): 1 M Cavanagh 39pts; 2 D Angus 35; 3 A Messenger 35.

CA Thompson Cup: 1 J Taylor 76-7-69; 2 J Bell 83-12-71; 3 O Adamson 80-9-71.

JKO (4): 1 R Kenney 38pts; 2 M Osborne 37; 3 D Reay 35.

Joal Doubles: 1 Mike Corner and Bill Tarbit 43pts; 2 John Hendry and Kelvin Hird 42; 3 Keith Ormston and Mel Liddle 41.

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Medal Nine: 1 Hilary Birkmyre 69; 2 Julia Roxburgh 75 (on countback); 3 Pat Fisher 75.

The Past Captain’s Trophy was played for alongside the Medal: 1 Julia Roxburgh 75; 2 June Ormston 76; 3 Hazel Clark 78.

The Ladies Club Championship: Completed on August 4, having been played over two rounds.

Club Champion: Cath Debbage (94+95=189); 2 Julia Roxburgh (97+105=202); 3 Pat Fisher (111+103=214)

Nett Championship: 1 Hilary Birkmyre (85+77=162); 2 Cath Debbage (82+83=165); 3 Pat Fisher (88+80=168).


Open Mixed Greensomes: 1 Mr S Foggon and Mrs M Robson 39pts; 2 Mr N Gutherson aned Mrs S Sheehy 38; 3 Mr T Lunn and Mrs J Lunn 37.


Hodge Cup: Gareth Pearson put together his best round ever (his words) in winning the Hodge Cup on Sunday.The seven-handicapper (as was) made the most of the favourable conditions to card an excellent gross 68 for a six-under 61 and a three-shot victory.“I hit the ball well, chipped and putted well and made a few good up-and-downs,” he reported. He mixed three gross birdies with four bogeys and 11 pars and was out in one under 33 and back in two over 35. Gareth, 26 next week, has been a member since he was eight. It was his second victory of the season – and a memorable one to boot.

Leading returns: 68-7-61 Gareth Pearson; 86-22-64 Keith Anderson; 70-5-65 (on last nine) Richard Nelson; 79-14-65 Ken Blake.


Invitation Day: After the fantastic turnout for the Joe Shotton Memorial Trophy at the Old Links it was deja vu as a full field contested. A beautiful day gave way to rain, thunder and fog but it was here come the Hendersons as father and son duo Rod and Joe squeezed home with 45 points. They were one ahead of Wayne Gair and Michael Smith in the points but eight behind in the pints race as Joe’s driving and Rod’s scrambling paid dividends. Also on 44, were C Brown and partner who lost on the back nine. Longest drive was Cookie Lewis on 13 with Peter Fay and Daz being the most accurate at six and 10. The course was once again the star although one particular four-ball spent the best part of five hours enjoying it, thereby holding up the whole field.

Autumn Medal: This extra competition was won in fine and controlled style by Jayden Hindhaugh, whose 40 was three clear of Pete Holleran, Michael Marley Thompson and Ian Gray. Just goes to show what a bit of course management and fine short play can do on a tight and demanding layout.

Scores: JA Hindhaugh 40pts; P Holleran 37; M Thompson 37; I Gray 37.


Chairman’s Cup (Round Five): This was a stroll in the park for John Eccleston, who stormed to 44 points to win ahead of Gordon Brodie on 41 and Eric Laidler and David Crisp both on 37.

Lady Captain’s Charity Day: The tournament was won by the team from Edinburgh of L Fraser, K Marshall, E Lumsden and F Jackson on 128, followed by Duns on 121 and Wooler also on 121.

Twilight Trophy: Janet Moor won the Twilight Trophy on 73 on a countback from Susan Brown.

Dawn Trophy: Heather Allan beat Anne Brown on a countback to win the Dawn Trophy on 77.

Scramble for places: Late entries for the Open Texas Scramble and the men’s 4BBB can be rung in to Stuart Lowrey on 07790 179937.