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Belford Golf Club  form left to right Tommy Straughan (Gents Winner) Ruth Williamson (Lady Winner) Sandra Hogg (Lady Captain) Jimmy Rutherford (Gents Captain).
Belford Golf Club form left to right Tommy Straughan (Gents Winner) Ruth Williamson (Lady Winner) Sandra Hogg (Lady Captain) Jimmy Rutherford (Gents Captain).

News and results from around the clubs in north Northumberland

Alnmouth Vill

Help For Heroes: The annual Help For Heroes Charity Day proved another great success with 19 teams taking part, including mixed and ladies’ teams. Steven Willis was again the main organiser with the help of family and friends who also donated the many prizes - in fact every team received a prize.

At the presentation in the clubhouse in the evening various speakers thanked Steven for all the work he had done over the previous four years of the event. Sadly, this was the last one. One thousand pounds was raised on the day for SAFFA.

Results: 64-5.1-58.9 M Conroy, R Campbell, T Robinson, G Saunders; 63-3.8-59.2 D Blythe, J Blythe, H Blythe, M Latto; 63-3.8-59.2 B Barrett, N Davison, J Shotton, W Swinney; 68-8.4-59.6 I Simpson, B Richardson, A Richardson, L Baxter; 67-6.9-60.1 R Taylor, D Taylor, M Dawson, K Dawson. Ladies winners: D Boyle, L Osgood, E Meek, B H arris.

Nearest pin on 1st: D Blythe; on 10th B Hill; in two on 18th D Taylor.

Croft Cup: Andrew Stanton, playing off five handicap, spreadeagled the field with a seven-under-par nett 64 to win by five shots.

Leading returns: 69-5-64 JA Stanton; 81-12-69 I Simpson; 91-21-70 S Yeadon; 96-25-71 K Potts; 80-8-72 AW Stephenson; 86-14-72 R Archibald.

Alnmouth Vill (L)

Challenge Cup and Medal: 1 Pat Addy 97-28=69; 2 Barbara Clark 95-20=75; 3 Margaret Gray 91-15=76.

Lady Captain’s Charity Event: Nine holes, two clubs and a putter – 1 Monica Aitken 17pts (on back three); 2 Viv Archibald 17; 3 Pat Addy 16. £467 was raised for the Great North Air Ambulance.

Alnmouth foxton

Medal: Three-up against bogey proved a popular score in Saturday’s July Medal (postponed from last month), six scores on this figure being returned in the various divisions. Results:-

Division 1: 3up (on countback) R Franks; 3up A Stevenson; 3up I Patterson. NJGA Trophy: A Stevenson.

Division 2: 3up T Claxton 3up R Bell; 1up A Inglis.

Division 3: 4up J Boxall; 3up J Redpath; all square D Karle.

Seniors: 1up D Carmichael; 2down D Wilson; 2down T Grey.

Alnwick Castle

Brewery Cup: Some fine scores were posted last week with no less than a quarter of the field returning cards showing a net score-equalling par or better, testament yet again to the great condition of the course at Swansfield this year. It was Ian Tate who for once scooped a prize without the help of his wife Lorna as he led the field in the Brewery Cup with a magnificent five under par round of 65. Two shots behind was George Stokoe with a net 67, by far his best result of the season which also won him the Dobson 20s Trophy for those with a handicap of 20 or more. In third place was hard-working club chairman Mick Hubbard who in his first competition of the season scored a 68 and beat Rod Henderson into fourth place on countback. A quick mention for Duy Lam’s fifth place, which lifted him into second place in the Easyway Order of Merit.

Results: 1 I Tate 78-13=65; 2 G Stokoe 90-23=67; 3rd ME Hubbard 73-5=68.

Dobson 20s Trophy: 1 GE Stokoe 90-23=67; 2 CJ Green 99-28=71; 3 L Denny 99-27=72.

Easyway Order of Merit (current leaderboard): J Henderson 1163pts; D Lam 1154; W Belisle 1130.

Alnwick Castle (L)

Hornsby Cup: 1 B Friar 91-19=72; 2 S Brown 97-22=75; 3 L Tate 94-19=75.

Aln Cup: 1 H Newton and P Lee 1d; 1 S Bell and G Johnston 2d; 3 M Hately and C Jobson 3d. A quiz and curry supper will take place in the clubhouse on Saturday, September 1. Please book with the club on 602632 to assist for catering numbers.


Wiliam Robson Cup: 74-11-63 JIA Miller; 77-12-65 (on last nine) KE Whitfield; 70-5-65 ME Robson; 81-13-68 GG Smallwood; 74-6-68 J Snowball; 68-scr-68 P Sanderson; 74-6-68 PJ Hinson; 73-5-68 M Shapira.

McKeag Trophies (mixed): 43pts W Rose and N Rose; 42 KE Whitfield and Mrs CE Whitfield; 38 M Knibbs and Mrs K Knibbs; 38 O Knibbs and Miss SJ McKeag.

Armstrong Trophy (final): M Thompson beat H Jobson 3 and 2. McAdam Foursomes (final): S Mallinson and J Shinton beat A Mackay and M Thompson 6 and 4.

bamburgh (L)

RNLI Spoon & EWGA Medal: Winne: Nicky Rose 71-4=67; R/U Judy Robson 85-17=68.

dunstanburgh (L)

Lady Champion: Dustanburgh Castle Ladies are very proud to announce that Susan Temple is their Lady Champion for the 10th time. Along with winning the Ladies Club Championship at her other Club Alnmouth (Foxton), Susan won the Northumberland County Vets Championship earlier this year. What a record! Very well done Susan.

Fleming Trophy, Club Champion: Best Gross, Susan Temple 82&85 = 167.

Long Trophy: Runner-up (second best gross) Caroline Broome 101& 97=198.

Broome Trophy: (Best nett - two rounds ) Susan Temple 77 & 80 =157.

Bronze Trophy : Coffee Pot, best gross, one round – Louise Tate 103.

Cigarette Box Bronze: Best nett, one round – Louise Tate 103 -25 =78. Louise also won the EWGA Medal & SQ.

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Doubles Knockout: 1 Trevor Rutter and Colin Wilson.

Seniors August Medal: 1 John Ternent (68); 2 Trevor Rutter (74); 3 Malcolm Nesbit (74) 4 Mel Liddle (74);5 Mike Corner (74).

Club Championship Gross: 1 R Balmbra 80,77=157; 2 M Woodhouse 80,80=160; 3 J Friar 82,80=162.

Club Championship Nett: 1 J Jobson 80,72=152; 2 J Taylor 71,81=152; 3 R Balmbra 78,75=153.

Vice Captains Tankard: 1 P Davidson 100-26-74; 2 T Donnelly (Snr) 94-20-74; 3 K Robinson 103-28-75.

percy wood (L)

Redman Rosebowl (three): 1 Dawn Falcus 31pts; 2 Julia Roxburgh 30 (countback); 3 Chris Acaster 30.

Davison Cup Lady Captains Day Trophy: 1 Mandy Scott 35pts; 2 Pat Fisher 34; 3 Ade Stewart 29.


Invitation Day: 1 Nick Maguire and John Murdy 43pts; 2 Michael Arkle and Kenny Boyd 40; 3 Chris Chapman and Graham Stephenson 40.

Silloth Pairs: 1 Chris Chapman and Dean Upton 70.8; 2 John Stewart and Kerry Timms 72; 3 Ian Fenwick and Philip Gregory 72.4.


Boss Victory Bowl: 79-14-65 J Ramshaw; 74-7-67 M Cowie; 81-13-68 (on last nine) W Fawcus; 81-13-68 K Stansfield; 74-5-69 G Pearson. Best gross: 73 G Hornsby.

Seahouses (L)

Medal Number Two: 1 Pam Fawcus with 84-15-69; 2 Gillian Blair,90-21-69 (on countback); 3 Brenda Stevens 96-27-69 (on countback)

Nine-hole competition: Winner Lynne Angus with 20 points. On Sunday, the trophy was the Hoge Cup which was won by Gillian Blair with a great score of 85-21-64, 2 Ros Anderson,94-22-72; 3 was Anne Locke 80-7-73.


Club Championship: Last weekend at the Old Links saw the two-day competition for the fabled Gold Medal and a closer outcome could not have been predicted. After day one, Garry Henderson held the lead with a superb level par 70, four shots clear of favourite and holder Ross’ the Greyhound’ Young. There was then a four-shot cushion to the pack of Robert Balmbra, Wayne Gair, Dave Gray and Michael Lucas who all carded 78s, achieved in various ways. Day two then saw all the drama with the two leaders neck and neck until Ross had a three stab at 16 as the pressure mounted. Garry was as cool as a polar bear drinking Fosters ice in a Smeg freezer as he holed out magnificently to take his first Championship. Despite Ross shooting a fine 71, he was unable to catch this hare, however he did beat The Lurcher into third place. When interviewed afterwards Garry was speechless. The nett prize was also won by Garry as two shots adrift. Garry was still speechless after that interview as well.

Scores: G Henderson 70,74=144; R Young 74,71=145; R Balmbra 78,71=149.

Coquet Trophy: The previous week was a double header with S Miller beating Liam Ramsay on a countback to win the Coquet Trophy. His nett 69 squeezed out Liam by virtue of a better back nine.

Island Trophy: In the Island Trophy for Category two golfers young Jake Watson also needed a countback to beat Mick Tweddell when both shot nett 65s to finish a full five shots clear of the pack. The main topic in the clubhouse this week was the hopes of two rising stars at the club as Freddie Bremner, six, and Libby Bell, seven, head up to the Auld Gray Toon to contest the Wee Wonders National finals on the fabled St Andrew’s Links. Full report to follow next week.

warkworth (L)

Save the Children Salver and Medal: 1 M Routledge 89-18=71 (back nine); 2 R Hopkinson 94-23=71; 3 L Wraith 101-26=75 (back nine); 4 AM Lamb 111- 36=75.

Outing Trophy held at The Hirsel: 1 M Punton 33pts; 2 J Hardy 32; 3 M Johnson 26 (back nine); 4 M Howie 26.