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Alnmouth, Alnwick, Bamburgh, Belford, Dunstanburgh, Percy Wood, Rothbury, Seahouses, Warkworth and Wooler all feature.

Alnmouth (Fox)

RNLI Open Stableford: 1 L Harman (Ryton GC) 39pts, 2 R Watson (Foxton GC) 38; 3 G Cook (Wearside GC) 37. Many thanks to all who played and raised £300 for the RNLI.

Ladies Team Open: 1 L Benson, P Borthwick, A Trzeciak 87pts; 2 C Elborn, S Philips, A Waddington 86; 3 G Davison, M Jenkins, T Hallows 85; 4 D Lillie, A Camozzi, J Nattrass 80.

Veterans Rosebowl: 1 R Phipps 74-7=67; 2 P Wigham 74-6=68; 3 M Burns 87-17=70.

Extra Medal Division One: 1 D Weddell 70-4=66; 2 M Carss 67-1=66; 3 A Lindsay 75-5=70.

Division Two: 1 M Wilson 79-11=68; 2 A Inglis 85-16=69; 3 N Foster 85-16=69.

Division Three: 1 R Watson 81-18=63; 2 B Heppell 87-17=70; 3; J Kennair 90-19=71.

Sunday Stableford: 1 M Latto 40pts; 2 T Batty 39; 3 R Blackshaw 39.

Alnmouth Fox (L)

EWGA Medals – Silver: 1 B Clark 99-20-79; 2 M Turner 94-13- 81; 3 P Weddell 102-17-85.

Bronze: D Coney 108-28-80; 2 R Hopkinson 112-24- 88; 3 J Tulip 125- 35-90.

Nine Hole competition: M Marlow 12pts.

McLean Cup: B Clark.

Alnmouth Vill (L)

Coronation Foursomes: 1 Di Boyle and B Clark, 30pts; 2 M Barnes and J Bisset, 30; 3 M Gillespie and V Gough, 27.

Anniversary Trophy: 1 D Wilkinson, 32; 2 E Morgan, 30 3 L Osgood, 29.

Alnwick Castle

Thompson Putter title: Golfers at Alnwick had to swap sou’westers and thermals for sun cream and golf caps for almost the first time this year as the sun shone down on Swansfield and almost idyllic conditions engulfed the course – long may it last, I say. Making the most of the unusually seasonal conditions was big hitter Michael Smith, who put together a fine round of 43pts to lift the Thompson Putter title. His seven-under-par round contained no less than three birdies and 11 pars. Making a welcome return to competitive golf at Alnwick was another Straughan, this time Ross Straughan, whose 40pts was enough to secure second place. Past-captain Gerry McInally was only one point behind in third on 39. Proving that as well as the weather the course is also shaping up nicely for the summer was the fact that no less than 14 of the 62 strong field played to or bettered their handicap on the day. A fair payout in the twos club for Gerry McInally, Michael Smith and Andrew Tate at the 15th and Ritchie Robson who holed out in two at the 17th. Michael Smith’s first place now sees him leapfrog Albert Straughan into third place in the Easyway Order of Merit, Tim Pearson and Lawrie Stewart still holding onto first and second spots respectively for the moment. The gross and nett eclectic competitions also saw changes in the current leaderboards as shown below.

Net Eclectic (current leaderboard): M Smith 54pts, A Dodd, PJD Lewis and LE Stewart all 53; S Fuller 51.

Gross Eclectic (current leaderboard): S Barron 61, M Smith and D Harrison 62, G McInally and CJA Donaldson 63.

Alnwick Castle Seniors: A nice surprise awaited senior captain Bob Chalmers on his return from sunnier climes as the senior section continued their recent brilliant start to their 2013 Friendlies and maintained their 100 per cent record with another two great wins against opposition from Belford away, and Bellingham at home.

Mixed Open Result (subject to handicap verification): 1 D Robinson and Di Robinson 46pts; 2 P Rounding and F Adair 45; 3 Mr and Mrs Gorman 44 (on countback); 4 WG Brown and S Brown 44.

Alnwick Castle (L)

Schofield Cup: 1 M Walton 90-19=71; 2 M Hately 103-31=72; 2 B Friar 89-17=72.

Tait Cup: 1 L Tate 3up; 2 M Long 2up; 3 M Lake 2up.

May Medal: 1 G Gordon 81-13=68; 2 S Brown 98-22=76; 3 K Swordy 110-32=78.

Bamburgh Castle

Lake Trophies (4bbb): G Magnay and G Siemasczko 47pts; M Dawson and P Sanderson 44 (on last nine); RJ Reid and D Wymes 44; C Brown and C Lishman 42; C Magnay and M Tait 41; W Robinson and JT Moffet 41; R Bewley and RG Hopper 41.

Bamburgh (L)

Stopford Cup: Winner: A Herbert 84-13=71; R/U F Southern 82-10=72; 3 F Hall 89-16=73.


Ricky Alderdice Memorial: Ladies came out on top in the Ricky Alderdice Memorial when Iris Gilhome took the honours from Linda Brandie. In Friday’s Twilight competition John Gilhome edged out Raymond Duncan. This coming weekend we have the Doug Bush Mixed Stableford. We are still offering for a fee of £120 membership until the end of October 2013, this offer has been taken up by several new members, exceptional value for one of the best nine hole courses in the county.


Pitt Cup: D Kingsland 77-12-65; G Davison 77-11-66; P Kingsland 72-5-67. Garry Davison had a ‘hole in one’ at the 15th with a nine iron.

Dunstanburgh (L)

Embleton Spoons: 1 C Broome 89-11=78; 2 A Camozzi 101-20=81; 3 K Wilson 112-27=85.

Percy Wood (L)

Redman Rose Bowl (two): 1 M Scott 34pts; 2 B Dixon 33; 3 P Fisher 30.


Coquetvale Foursomes: 1 C Hilton and V Hope; 2 A Spence and M Tully; 3 A Robinson and B Douglas.

President’s Cup (Round two): 1 A Arkle 75-11=64; 2 D Upton 79-13=66; 3 M Clements 73-5=68.


Dom Pedro Shield: On a day when conditions were as near perfect as you’re ever likely to get on a coastal course, it was no surprise that Sunday’s Dom Pedro Shield produced a host of under-par scores. Best of all was a rare 59 (seven under) by Kevin Pearson, playing off 15 handicap - subsequently reduced by three shots.

Leading returns: K Pearson 74-15-59; R Ritchie 74-9-65; E McLoughlin 80-15-65; S Urwin 71-6-65; J Graves 76-11-65; G McAdam 83-16-67; J Bradley 82-15-67; K Blake 81-13-68; I Townend 82-14-68; M Douglas 87-19-68.

Seahouses (L)

Medal (No seven): 1 J Bladen 86-23-63; 2 L Swan 93-26-67; 3 A Nicholson,87-11-76.

Medal (No eight): L Swan 98-25-73; 2 D Smith 108-34-74.

Rothbury Plate: 1 B Stevens with 96-27-69; 2 V Sim 86-15-71; 3 E Yates 99-25-74.


Slater Cup: At last, summer-like conditions appeared at the Old Links and perennial bridesmaid Ian Gray saw his recent form rewarded with a one-shot win in the Slater Cup. Ian kept the ball out the punishing rough to card a two-under-nett 68 and finally collar this major. In second place was Ian Donkin whose form has risen since selling his doughnut franchise to concentrate on golf and leisure. He also was a shot clear of the two veterans on nett 70, John Glass and Mel Patterson. The CSS was a high 72 due to the tightness of this links gem and only Dr Neville Holden, playing on a visitors visa, briefly threatened that with a fine gross 75 to collar his three-stick of Strata Balatas. Only one two on such a fine day and that netted Johnny Morton a welcome haul of over £50 to go towards his new summer wardrobe.

Scores: I Gray 77-9=68; I Donkin 87-18=69; J Glass 80-10=70, M Patterson 82-12=70.

Amble Dental Practice Eclectic: This Friday has the penultimate round of the Amble Dental Practice Eclectic and a two way tie is now on at the top between Charlie Brown and Geoff ‘Been There’ Dunn that on 29. The pot is well over £100 and anyone on 25 and up still has a chance so get to that tee on Friday.

Warkworth (L)

4bbb: 1 L Langlands and M Punton, 30pts; 2 M Wilkinson and M Routledge 27; 3 D Campbell and J Gray 27.


Glendale Cup: Saturday’s Glendale Cup saw some great scores in fantastic weather winner was S Lamb with 67 from S Lowrey on a BB9 from J Spencer on 70. Sunday’s Gents’ Invitation saw some amazing golf and the team of Vince, Colin and Jammy taking the spoils with 86 points ahead of B Tait, C Robson and Mitchell on 76. June 8, 4bbb sheet is up, please get names on asap. Massive well done to Geoff Brown for the condition of the course.