Around the golf clubs

Results and news from around the clubs in north Northumberland

Alnmouth Fox ( L)

Silver Division: 1 Liz Ross (83-8-75); 2 Pat Weddell (92-17-75).

Bronze Division: 1 Pat Ellis (95-23-72); 2 Barbara Biesterfield (101-28-73).

Nine Hole Competition: Winner Anne Myers, 17pts.

Millennium Plate: Shared - Liz Ross and Diane Lillie.

Alnmouth Foxton

Autumn Meeting: Four trophies were contested in Saturday’s well-supported event, played in favourable conditions.

The Percy Medal: (18 holes gross) provided the closest contest with a four-way tie on 72, one over par, the outcome being decided on the best last six. Results: 72 (on last six) Richard Gander; 72 John Southward; 72 (on last nine) John Eggleston; 72 Peter Simpson; 74 Luke Kilmister; 76 Duncan Glyde.

Autumn Tankard (18 holes nett): 94-27-67 Richard Watson; 83-14-69 David Bell; 72-2-70 John Southward; 72-2-70 John Eggleston; 72-1-71 Richard Gander.

Tate Prize (best 2 gross scores, spring and autumn meetings combined): 147 P Simpson; 149 J Eggleston; 150 J Southward; 151 R Gander; 152 A Stanton.

Blades Trophy (best two combined nett scores): 143 A Stanton; 145 J Southward; 145 J Eggleston; 146 S Gibson; 146 D Jackson; 146 P Simpson.

Open Texas Scramble: 56.4 P Stewart, S Smiles, Humble, Park; 56.7 C Wayman, D Goldsmith, R Jenkins, T Shotton; 57.2 A Thompson, M Denham, M Seabrook, I Harvey; 57.6 T Michie, S Michie, S Johnson, L Reeves.

Nearest the pin: 5th D Goldsmith (1.7m); 8th G Milroy (1.91m); 11th C Davies (1.79m); 17th G Steel (2.2m).

Alnmouth vill

Jeff Covell Trophy: Andrew Stanton’s good run of form continued on Sunday when, playing off four handicap, he won the event on the better last nine after a tie with Norman Luke on 40 points.

Leading returns: 40pts JA Stanton (4 handicap); 40 N luke (17); 37 R Boyle (13); R Spencer (17); M Douglas (8); 36 RI Campbell (1); 36 N Holden (4); J Ross (13); 36 G Forman (20).

CL Ross Mixed Foursomes Stableford: 36pts (on last six) M Grey and P Egdell; 36 D Blythe and H Blythe; 34 (on last nine) M Henderson and L Osgood; 34 S Yeadon and L Ternent.

JC Campbell Cup (seniors): 36pts (on countback) R Boyle; 36 G Ridgway; 35 H Foulger; 32 RS Stephenson; 32 J Kidd; 32 L Aitken.

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Centenary Trophies: (Played with Alnmouth GC, Alnmouth GC names first): 1 Moira Howie and Joy Bisset 32pts (on countback); 2 Sue Brierley and Eileen Meek 32; 3 Isabel Wright and Moira Barnes 32.

Texas Scramble: (Played with Alnwick Castle GC and Warkworth GC): 1 A Provost (AC), L Langlands (W), J Cossins, B Biesterfield 74-9.6=64.4; 2 D Robinson (AC), M Punton (W), E Morgan, E Meek 76-10.2=65.8; 3 M Hately (AC), J Lowther (W), L Ternent, H Buckley 78-9.7=68.3.

Alnwick Castle

McDonald Cup: Peter Smith bounced back from a disappointing result in the previous week’s Medal to claim victory in the tricky bogie format McDonald Cup with a fine score of 3up. He was one hole ahead of second-placed Kevin Murphy and two in front of club big hitters Dan Swordy and Michael Smith in third and fourth respectively. Result: 1 P Smith 3up; 2 K Murphy 2up; 3 D Swordy 1up.

Mick Hubbard Seniors Trophy: This competition was finally staged at the fourth time of asking due to previous foggy and ‘summer drought’ conditions. Robbie Stevenson was the eventual winner with a score of 38 stableford points. No less than four players had similar scores of 36pts and the minor places were decided only on countback, they were Ray Straker, Tom Lang, Alan Black and Ian Tate. Result: 1 R W Stevenson 38; 2 R Straker 36; 3 TB Lang 36.

Open Texas Scramble (Sat): Victory for the home team of Dan Swordy, Mick Hubbard Geoff Dobson and Steve Barron with a score of 60-3=57.7; 2 Kenny Boyd, John Pentleton, Brian Nattrass and B Barrett with 61-3.3=57.7; 3 E Mitchell, J Aitchison, J McKay and S Jappy with 65-6.5=58.7. Ted Cromer from Morpeth Golf Club had a hole-in-one at the second.

Bamburgh CastlE

Centenary Salver: 71-5-66 Robert Lumsden; 75-7-68 Ian Miller; 79-11-68 Chris Magnay; 93-23-70 Peter Darling; 81-10-71 Ian Armstrong; 72-1-71 Peter Sanderson.

Bamburgh (L)

Daily Mail Foursomes 2013 Qualifier: Winners: Lynne Johnston and Hilary Hulley 79-7=72; Reserves: Tania Conway & Leslie Johnson 106-33=73.


Men’s Open Pairs: 1 Malcolm Cameron and Brian Rafferty, Wearside, net 64 (on countback back nine); 2 Neil Cairns and Ian Murdy, Dunstanburgh Castle, 64; 3 Keith Rowland, Dunstanburgh Castle and Graham Dent, Newbiggin, 65; 4 Ken Lemonde and Colin McKay, Wallsend, 66; 5 P Nurding and G Wright, Bedlingtonshire, 67 (on countback, back nine); 6 J Graham and A Snowball, The Hirsel, 67.

Best Gross: Malcolm Hall and Alan McBride, Bedlingtonshire, 67 gross.

Dunstanburgh (L)

Richardson Trophy: 1 Judy Robson 37pts; 2 Caroline Broome 35; 3 Joan Watson 32.

Percy Wood (L)

Swarland Trophy: Played as a flag competition – 1 Mandy Scott; 2 Hilary Birkmyre; 3 June Ormston.

The Waudby Jubilee Vase for Medal Winners: 1 Mandy Scott 95-27=68; 2 Julia Roxburgh 86-16=70; 3 Birkmyre 104-28=76.


Jackie Milburn Cap: 76-13-63 Stephen Swan; 69-5-64 Richard Nelson; 82-17-65 Peter Olver; 73-7-66 David Hornsby; 79-13-66 William Fawcus; 75-8-67 Robert Ritchie; 80-13-67 Billy Craig; 72-4-68 Tony Gilholm; 75-7-68 Kevin Swan; 90-21-69 Keith Anderson.

Seahouses (L)

Medal No 21 and the Foundation Brooch: 1 Lynne Swan with 102-35-67; 2 Marie Graham, 89-17-72; 3 Brenda Stevens, 106-27-79.

Crystal Bow: The scoring was excellent on Sunday when the prize was the Crystal Bowl 1 Christine English; 90-28-62; Pam Fawcus, 82-14-68; 3 Brenda Stevens, 96-27-69


Castle Cup: A good field gathered for the Castle Cup at the Old Links last weekend to witness a runaway victory for senior Les Graves. The format and conditions were ideal for his game as he racked up a stunning 44 points to finish four clear of John Heron. John made a welcome return to form to hold off captain Davey Parker by a shot and claim second sweep. Only two twos were record, both at the easy first. Members should note the new dates for the Greensomes Trophy, on Saturday, and the last major the Deuchar Cup, on Sunday, 30.

Scores: L Graves 44pts; J Heron 40; D Parker 39.

Warkworth (L)

Medal: 1 L Langlands 95-28=67; 2 H Wrigglesworth 102-34= 68; 3 M Routledge 95-18=77; 4 D Bell 115-36=79.


Gents outing: Last Saturday, the gents headed south to Garesfield: Winner was Gordon Lamb on net 67 ahead of Terry Carr on 69 and Chris Wilkinson on 71.

Ladies section: Kathleen Brydon and Pam Lowes won the Dagmar Mason shield on 65 ahead of Heather Allan and Ann Smithson on 69.5.

Ladies Senior Open: Heather Allan, J Archer and L Bewley won on 78pts ahead of Kathleen Brydon, Pat Tatters and Sheilagh Curle on 76.