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Alnmouth (Fox)

Midweek Stableford: 1 T Claxton 38pts; 2 MJ Campbell 36; 3 R Gander 34.

June Medal, Division One: 1 J Eggleston 72-2=70; 2 W Wilson 81-9=72; 3 A Fraser 81-9=72.

Division Two: 1 N Cook 75-10=65; 2 J Forester 80-13=67; 3 M Atkinson 81-11=70.

Division Three: 1 C Saddington 78-18=60; 2 N Howie 92-20=72; 3 S Williams 93-19=74.

Seniors 1 T Grey 84-17=67; 2 C Inglis 91-21=70; 3 D Jackson 88-17=71.

Mens 4BBB Open: 1 J Gerencser and A McCarrick 46pts; 2 A Mannering and K Mannering 44; 3 K Gunnell and L Brown 44; 4 P Thompson and A Ragsdale 42; 5 M Mills and B MaCauley 41. Best Gross: R Jacques and C Johnson 67.

Alnmouth Fox (L)

EWGA Medals, Silver: 1 A Clough 84-14-70; 2 L Keen 80-9- 71; 3 J Brannon 85-13-72.

Bronze: 1 D Coney 104-29-75; 2 A Fletcher 96-21-75; 3 H Clark 98-22-76. Nine Hole competition: A Bell 12pts.

Daphne Percy Cup: D Coney.

Alnwick castle

June Medal: Was won by Keith Richardson in what could possibly be described as somewhat testing conditions with showers and blustery winds prevailing. His nett score of 65 was just enough to edge out Peter Lee and Rod Henderson, both on 66, with Peter taking second place on countback. Two shots further back on 68 were Alan Black and Neil Armstrong. The best gross score was a 74 by Martin Carss. The twos club was populated by no less than 11 players who may just scrape enough together for a cup of coffee from their individual winnings. The statistic of the week was that the 17th was ranked as stroke 18 on the day, probably due to the fact that no less than seven of the 11 twos were scored at that hole. In the Nett Eclectic current standings, there is a three-way tie at the top between Lawrie Stewart, Michael Smith and Neil Armstrong all on 56pts and in the Gross Eclectic, Michael Smith and Dan Harrison lead the field on 59 followed by Joe Henderson and Steve Barron both on 61.

Results 1 KW Richardson 80-15=65; 2 PT Lee 77-11=66 (on countback); 3 R Henderson 79-13=66.

Alnwick castle (L)

Lindisfarne Salver: 1 B Friar 43pts; 2 M Walton 40; 3 M Hately 40.


Tom Brown Trophy: G Semaszko 80-15-65; DJ Taylor 76-10-66 (on last nine); JJ Scott 82-16-66; M Schapira 73-5-68; AJ Payne 80-12-68; W Rose 84-16-68; AM Smith 72-4-68; J Clements 73-5-68. Best gross: AM Smith 72.

Bamburgh (L)

Medal: Winner A Lambert 81-15=66; R/U W Martin 87-18=69.

Smeddle Brooch: Best two gross scores from four rounds, winner: F Southern163; R/U H Hulley 164.

Kathleen Storey Rose Bowl: Best two nett scores from four round winner: W Martin 140; R/U J Hodge 141.


Twilight Stroll Competition: Was won for the second time this season by Wendy Martin with a score of 19pts, from John Murdoch and John Smith. This weekend sees the President’s Putter, a mixed 18-hole stableford.

Dunstanburgh (L)

Lady Captain’s Day: 1 H Routledge 38pts; 2 J Robson 32; 3 Alison O’Neill 31.

Percy Wood (S)

Jack Bell Trophy: G Cowman, J Houlison, R Ardley 58.7; C Wilson, J Ternent, J Maitland, 59.5.

Captain’s away day: J Bell 38pts; J Hendry 36 (over 65 trophy); D Reay 36; P Dawson 36.


Clarkle Pairs, Gross: 1 J Henderson and A Robinson 89; 2 A Spence and M Tully 93; 3 E Clark and P Arkle 93.

Clarkle Pairs, Nett: 1 J Stott and S Sheehy 65; 2 D Cairns and J Clark 68; 3 H Foggon and R Wade 68.

Sun Kitchen Mixed Foursomes 1 E Clark and C Chapman 83-14.5=68.5; 2 A Spence and S Kyle 95-25=70; 3 P Arkle and M Arkle 88-17=71.

The Rothbury Pro-Am: Friday, July 26, there are still a few places left. Entry is £100 per team and you will be allocated a pro. Prizes: Winning pro gets £1,000; winning team, £400. Contact Michael Arkle on 01669 620487 or


Woodeson Tankard: Two of the club’s leading league players led the field with identical scores in Sunday’s competition, victory going to John Hogg on a better last six from Scott Priestley.

Results: J Hogg 69-3-66; S Priestley 69-3-66; A Beckingham 85-18-67; K Stansfield 81-12-69; S Ritchie 81-12-69; I Darling 82-12-70; J Donaldson 88-17-71; G Statton 88-16-72; H Beckingham 84-12-72. CSS 69.

seahouses (L)

Ladies Open: 1 H Badshaw, A Ingham, L Richards (Tyneside) 86pts (on back nine) from G Blair, J Gubbins, S Wilson (Seahouses and Whitley Bay) 86; 3 V Brown, A Rowbotham, L Larnic (Chester-le-Street) 83; 4 P Elliott, S Leonard, C Sayers (Tyneside) 82.

Lady Captain’s Day: The winner was new junior Amy Baird with 37pts; 2 L Bannister 36; 3 L Pinder 35. Nearest the pin on 10th, B Stevens and on 15th L Bannister. Another new member, Rachael Douglas, had the longest drive. The Past Captain’s Cup went to L Bannister.


The H Roberts pairs competition: 1 The Gray twins were in red-hot form, Paul and Ian once again gelled superbly to haul in a huge 47 points off 3/4 handicaps, a fine achievement considering the rough, wind and fast greens. They also netted the only two of the day to boost their bag. All they missed was the heaviest fish prize. In second place, was competition newcomers Gary Scott and Mel Patterson, a full three points back. They in turn held off a mixed bag on 43 points consisting of Kev Jamieson/Chris Mallaburn, C Chambers/Ken Park, and Ian Pringle/Alan Jamieson. The new Friday Eclectic started last week and this 10-week feast of golf is kindly sponsored by the Old Boathouse. With the last prize pot reaching £150, this enjoyable mini-knock is well worth the effort of entering, with a regular field of around 30 golfers.

Warkworth (L)

Guest Day: 1 J Carr and A Wilkinson (Morpeth) 40pts; 2 B Black and A Hamilton (Morpeth) 38; 3 D Campbell and P Jones (Alnmouth) 37.

Nearest the pin: P Lewis.

Robinson Cup, Mixed Greensome: 1 J Hardy and I Willis 39pts; 2 L Wraith and J Forsythe 37.


June Midweek Stableford: Winner S Brown 36pts; runner-up M Allan 35.

Roger Johnson two-day competition: Winner H Allan (nett 144); r/up S Curle (nett 145).

Thursday’s Glendale Livestock Summer League: 1 G Carr (on a BB6) from J Bissett. Saturday saw indifferent weather conditions but M Cowans took round four of the Chairman’s Cup with 36pts on a BB9 from B Tait. Sunday saw torrential rain but D Crisp took the day with 34pts with J Bissett on 33.