Around the golf clubs

Round-up of golf results and news.
Round-up of golf results and news.

Results from clubs around north Northumberland.


Hugh Somerville Trophy: 1 D Parker and S White 42pts; 2 S Williams and M Burns 42; 3 B Wilson and S Wilkes 40; 4 B Kelly and S Kelly 40; 5 D Inglis and S Taylor 40; 6 P Wigham and W Allan 40.

Mixed Foursomes Competition, Tate Cup: 1 Mr and Mrs A Pickard 85-9.5=75.5; Mr M Latto and Ms M Ross 100-24=76; 3 Mr and Mrs GD Burton 94-17=77.

Best Gross, Gertrude Percy Trophy: Mr and Mrs A Pickard 85.


EWGA Medals: Silver: 1 S Heppell 78-10-68; 2 S Cumming 8o-11-69; 3 A Hansen 76-4-72.

Bronze: 1 J Hill 106-27-79; 2 M Tait 114-33-81; 3 J Ferrie 108-22-86.

Nine-hole competition: M Hart 18pts.

Norman Watson Trophy: Congratulations to Sue Heppell on winning the trophy and having a hole-in-one at the 11th hole.

Alnmouth Vill (L)

Carss Salver: 1 Fyona Robson 71; 2 Bev Harris 75 (on back nine) 3 Dorothy Wilkinson 75.


Centenary Celebration Challenge: A busy week for Alnwick Castle Golf Club this last week. On Monday, 22 members played a match against our friends at The Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club in the Annual Centenary Celebration Challenge match. The result was a narrow defeat for Alnwick but a fabulous day of good golf, good food, great camaraderie and a few ‘small dry sherries’ was had by all, thanks to captain Bob Chalmers and all those involved in the organisation of the trip. Wednesday was the Seniors’ Open 4BBB in which 41 pairs contested the title, the winners being the home pairing of Roger Clark and Dave Robinson, with a creditable score of 41pts off 3/4 handicap. In second place were Alnwick club captain Bob Chalmers and his club compatriot Alan Craigs also on 41pts. They were closely followed in third place by the Dunstanburgh Castle pairing of John Carss and Michael ‘Kipper’ Robson, who had a similar 41pts, all three being separated only on countback. Taking the fourth placed prize was Brian Hunt from Alnwick and his partner David Blades from Alnmouth Golf Club.

Bogey Tankard: The Bogey Tankard was contested on Sunday and there were new names in the top three, Steve ‘Easyway’ Barron headed the field with an impressive 3up followed by two players 2up, namely Ian Bell and John Pentleton, with the former just edging out the latter for second place again on countback. There were only two twos recorded on the day, second and fourth respectively, Eddy Jury and Gordon Johnstone share the pot. As promised last week, the current eclectic leaderboards are as follows.

Gross Eclectic Leaderboard: D Harrison 55; A Tate 57; B Farrar 57; G Ridley 60.

Nett Eclectic Leaderboard: Andrew Dodd 61; Alan Dodd 59; CJ Green 57; D Fachie 57.

The Bogey Tankard: 1 S Barron 3up; 2 IMR Bell 2up (on countback); 3 J Pentleton 2up.


Junior Club Championship: The Junior section of Alnwick Castle Golf Club took a rest from their successful recent league efforts to contest their very own Junior Club Championship last week played over 36 holes over two days. The winner, but only by countback in a very close run contest was Jack Friar, with a two round total of 146, a score equalled by Alastair Smith in second place. In third was Marc Friar on 161 and a special mention for the youngest contestant, Archie Smith, who was placed fifth and is obviously an up-and-coming star of the future to look out for. In the nett scores, Sam Thompson topped the table with Alastair Smith, with both players returning scores over the two rounds of 134.

Junior Club Championship: 1 Jack Friar 70+76=146; 2 Alastair Smith 69+77=146; 3 Marc Friar 77+84= 161. If any youngsters are thinking of trying their hand at golf, the club has a fully-qualified coach in Duy Lam and he would welcome any new youngsters, either boys or girls who may like to have a go and eventually become fully-fledged members of a successful junior section of Alnwick Castle Golf Club. For further details of what is available for new junior members, please contact Duy via the clubhouse by telephoning 01665 602632.


Flag and RNLI Spoon: Alec Mackay 66-2-64 (on last nine); Michael Bain 73-9-64; Steve Clements 69-5-64; David Smith 73-9-64; John Porteous 67-2-65; Malcolm Cresswell 77-12-65. CSS 68. 67 entries.


Club Championship: Martin Carss extended his remarkable record when he retained the title in very windy conditions, recording his 13th victory in the process. The previous best was 10 victories by Keith Barrs. Carss posted two rounds of 77 for a 36-hole total of 154 to win by eight shots from Simon Potts, who scored 81-81-162. The positions were reversed in the nett championship (Thompson Trophy), with Potts scoring 152 to 154 by Carss, while Alex Robson secured the junior title. Carss’ overall championship record includes three titles at Alnmouth (Foxton) and two at Alnwick.

Dunstanburgh (L)

Richardson Trophy: 1 Judy Robson 37pts; 2 Ann Camozzi 30; 3 Linda Dixon 29.

Percy Wood (M)

JKO: Congratulations to Darren Persson on winning the overall JKO.

Percy Wood (S)

Singles Club Championship: D Angus 82-8-74 (Best gross); W Cole 90-18-72 (U65); C Steel 92-19-73 (Over 65); B Pattie 100-23-77 (Over 70).


Holloway Trophy: 1 H Birkmyre 106-27-79; 2 R McLean 117-36-81; 3 M Athey 113-28-85.

Cecil Lietch: 1 A Arkle; 2 H Rutter.

Calcutta Cup: 1 K Debbage; 2 B Dixon.


Age Group Trophies: U19: Greg Woodburn; 20-39: David Wood; 40-59: Alastair Oliver; 60+ David Phillips.

Ladies Invitation Day: 1 Gay Penn and Gill Gordon 40pts; 2 Julia Stott and Ros Reay 40; 3 Anne Spence and Gillian Blair 39.


Alastair Mallen Trophy: Richard Nelson 74-7-67; Scott Priestley 70-2-68; Gareth Pearson 72-4-68; David Hornsby 75-6-69; Rob Rennie 82-13-69; Michael Cowie 78-9-69; Frank McCabe 96-27-69; John Colling 82-13-69.


Deuchar Cup: A difficult day at the Links was reflected in the scoring for the Deuchar Cup, the latest major, with Robert Thompson taking the prize. His round of nett 66 included the monsoon on the ninth and 10th and gusting winds after that but he held his nerve, clubs and brolly to ease past the Gray clan. Once again, the lads were stuck in the second and third positions with nett 69s as Ian pipped dad Davie on the back nine. This was another good round for Ian, who also shared the Old Boathouse eclectic with R Graham Sawley the previous evening. A pot of over £135 split between them. Best gross in the Deuchar went to the consistent Nev Holden who gets his three Titleists, less commission, again.

Scores: R Thompson 79-13=66; I Gray 78-9=69; D Gray 77-8=69 (back nine). All at the club wish Ian Bruce a speedy recovery from the bottom of our hearts and we are all behind him. Upcoming events are the quiz night and rabbit pie and pea supper this Saturday, all welcome. Also the annual captain’s dinner dance on November 8 – the sheet will be posted so get your names up. Finally, a domino card to find a name for the black Killie rabbit is behind the bar, all proceeds to the greenkeeper’s nominated charity.


Save the Children Trophy and Medal: 1 Dot Brunt 113-36; 2 Rosemary Hopkinson 105- 26; 3 Lynne Langlands 103-22.

Autumn Greensome: 1 Rosemary Hopkinson and Maureen Johnson 95-24.8=70.2; 2 Christine Douglas and Jean Hardy 94-21=73.