Alnmouth, Alnwick, Bamburgh, Belford, Dunstanburgh Castle, Rothbury, Seahouses, Warkworth and Wooler all feature
NLCGA Smith-Herbert Trophies: On Sunday, Alnmouth Village Golf Club hosted the NLCGA Smith-Herbert Trophies. This is a Greensomes competition for a lady playing with a junior girl who has a handicap, 14 pairs took part and the winners were Gina and Rosie Belsham (Whitley Bay) 35pts; 2 Jen and Megan Forman (Anmouth Village) 32. The trophies were presented by county president Mrs Anne Herbert. Ten pairs entered the nine-hole competition which was for a lady with a junior girl who hasn’t a handicap. This was won by Carol Mair and Jessica Baker (Gosforth Park Ladies) 18pts; 2 Viv Archibald and Emily Forman (Alnmouth Village) 17pts. The prizes were presented by the county captain Mrs Alison Laidler. It was great to see so many young girls on the fairways and for many of the youngsters it was their first taste of competitive golf.
April Stableford - Division One: 1 S Richmond 41pts; 2 B Barrett 40; 3 D Weddell 36.
Division Two: 1 T Claxton 37pts; 2 J Taylor 37; 3 J Mitchinson 36.
Division Three: 1 L Denny 39pts; 2 M Burns 37; 3 S Common 37.
St Georges Day Stableford - Men: 1 P Hopkins 43pts; 2 I Rogerson 39; 3 V Brown 38.
Ladies: 1 J Wheeler 35pts; 2 S Blackshaw 34; 3 R Young 32.
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EWGA Medal: Silver 1 P Daymont 80-5-75; 2 S Heppell 89-11-78; 3 V Robson 91-13-78.
Bronze: 1 D Coney 114-29-85; 2 R Hopkinson 110-24-86; 3 A Fletcher 108-21-87.
Nine Hole competition: N Jeffrey 19pts.
Northumberland League Super Cup North: A fantastic result for the Alnwick Castle Juniors under the expert guidance of Duy Lam recently saw the lads victorious over a strong Linden Hall team in the North Northumberland League Super Cup. In a nail-biting finish which went right down to the wire, Joe Henderson won 3&2, Jack Friar lost 1down, Marc Friar lost 4&3 and Connor Thomson won 2up. With the match all even it was down to the experienced Joe Henderson who wasted no time in winning a sudden death play-off at the very first hole. Any juniors out there wishing to take up golf, now is the time, please contact the clubhouse for further details of junior membership offers and coaching sessions available. The men played the second Medal competition of the year last Sunday and Dan Swordy edged in front of four players by just one stroke to take the nett competition scoring 69. Guy Ridley had the best gross of the day with a very respectable three over par 73. Only three players out of a 58-strong field managed twos. Claiming the share of the prize pot were Michael Smith, Gerry McInally and Ian Simpson.
April Medal: 1 D Swordy 74-5=69; 2 LE Stewart 91-21=70; 3 R Holding 96-26=70; 4 G Ridley 73-3=70; 5 A Straughan 82-12=70.
Howdens Cup (gross): Standings after two rounds: W Belisle 150; D Swordy 151; B Farrar 158; S Barron 162.
Pacitti Cup: Standings after two rounds: I Tate 140; Swordy 141; W Belisle142; A Straughan 142. This Sunday sees the first social event of the year, a quiz and curry night on Sunday. All members and guests welcome. With April drawing to a close, a reminder of the Open Competitions at Alnwick during May. Ladies Pairs Open, Saturday, May 11; Seniors Spring Open - 4BBB Stableford, Wednesday, May 15; Mixed 4BBB Open, Sunday, May 26. Details and entry forms are available on the web at www.alnwickcastlegolfclub.co.uk or by phoning the clubhouse on 01665 602632. Lastly but not least, the eagerly awaited Friday 12-holer filled with fun and banter, The Jocky Wilson Trophy, kicks off on the first Friday in May.
April Medal: 1 G Gordon 74pts; 2 M Lake 75; 3 B Friar 77.
Golden Jubilee: 1 M Hately 32pts; 2 G Gordon 30; 3 S Brown 30.
LGU Medal: 1 Winner: Amy Baird 105-36=69 (on the back nine) from Ros Reay 105-36=69; Fiona Southern 81-10=71; Julie Dawson 83-12=71; Sian Porteous 92-21=71.
Twilight competition: Winner Bruce Turnbull on 18pts; N Redpath and Hugh Adair 16.
The Jonathan Mahoney Memorial Trophy: Winner Brian Halford; 2 Hamish Hamilton. This weekend we have the Carlsberg Medal for Gents and the Gilholm Crystal for the Ladies. Ladies are reminded that the draw will take place at 12.30pm.
Foggett Salvers: 1 Gary Davison and George Robson 42pts; Steve Fear and Trevor Parish 41; Richard Carr and Anthony McGrady 39.
Drybrough Cup: E Frais 43pts; D Eccleston 41 (on countback); J Cairns 41; C Hall 40; A Punton 39; D Carney 39; R Renner 39; R Bewley 39.
Coronation Foursomes: 1 Ann Camozzi and Dorothy Wilkinson 33pts; 2 Louise Tate and Joan Watson 26; 3 Gail Peters and I Smith 24 (on back nine).
Millennium Shield: 1 Mary Tully; 2 Anne Spence; 3 Diane Cairns.
Junior Patrons: 1 Chris White 37pts; 2 Stewart Foggon 36; 3 John Henderson 35.
Open 4bbb: J McNish and M Douglas (Seahouses) 43pts (on last six); I Darling (Seahouses) and M James (Hexham) 43; R Ritchie and P Davies (Seahouses) 42; H Beckingham and W Craig (Seahouses) 41.
Lord Runciman Cup: Paul Davies 78-14-64; Alan Donaldson 75-10-65; Simon Olver 69-4-65; Kevin Watts 79-11-68; Keith Wright 72-4-68; George McAdam 85-16-69; Martin Sanderson 79-10-69; Harry Beckingham 82-12-70; W Craig 82-12-70; Kevin Filer 77-7-70.
St George’s Day (Josie) Trophy: Winner Lynne Swan with a magnificent score of 93-30-63; 2 Glynis Lawson 95-27-68; 3 Lorraine Bewley 84-15-69. Gillian Blair won medal number two played last Tuesday.
The J Beal Memorial Trophy: Karl Dullaghan posted a nett 64 to leave the field trailing. The next three placings were taken by players who had the worst of the wind late on, but they persevered with Paul Gray and Lee Baxter carding nett 66s. A shot behind them was Ken Bailey to take the last sweep prize. There was a twos jackpot rollover with over £100 in the pot. Mark Nick split the prize with Lee Baxter and Alan Hill and they all thoroughly deserved it as the four ‘easy’ par threes played into the teeth of the gale.
Scores: K Dullaghan 87-23=64; P Gray 77-11=66; L Baxter 92-26=66; K Bailey 82-15=67.
Thomas Lille Qualifier: Winner: C Wilkinson; R/up: S Lowrey.
Bogey: Winner: J Spencer; R/up: J Ewing.
Par comp: Pat Tatters -4; S Curle -6.
Coronation foursomes: Winners: S Curle and K Brydon 26pts; R/up: P Tatters and S Brown 22.
Thomas Lille: (Quarter final): J Smith beat J Ecclestone; C Wilkinson beat G Brown: S Lamb beat J Driver; S Lowrey beat P Routledge.
Chairman’s Cup: Saturday saw R Lowrey 35 points finish one point ahead of D Crisp 34pts.
Sunday saw R Lowrey continue his good form to win the three-club competition with L Johnson taking the runner-up spot.
Ladies April (Stableford): Heather Allan took the spoils with 39pts and Pat Tatters runner-up with 36.