Around the golf clubs in Northumberland

Alnmouth Foxton Lady president, Judy Kinghorn, (left), presents the Championship Trophy to Ally Hanson
Alnmouth Foxton Lady president, Judy Kinghorn, (left), presents the Championship Trophy to Ally Hanson

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


Alnmouth Foxton Lady president, Judy Kinghorn, (right), with Pauline Daymont, Club Championship runner up.

Alnmouth Foxton Lady president, Judy Kinghorn, (right), with Pauline Daymont, Club Championship runner up.

EWGA Medals, Silver: 1 D Parker 91-20-71; 2 L Ross 82-8-74; 3 S Temple 82-6-76. Bronze: 1 D Coney 104-29-75; 2 J Kinghorn 103-27-76; 3 J Beck 100-22-78.

Nine-Hole Competition: F Bailey 17pts.

Rutherford Trophy: Di Parker.


Alnmouth Foxton, Bronze Champion, Joan Gray.

Alnmouth Foxton, Bronze Champion, Joan Gray.

Rothbury Plate: (Par competition) 1 Viv Archibald 4down; 2 Edna Yeadon 5down; 3 Megan Forman 6down.


The Rover Trophy: 1 D Harrison 40pts; 2 Sam Thompson 37; 3 MI Friar 35 (on countback).


McDonald Cup: 1 Heather Newton A/S; 2 Barbara Friar A/S; 3 Sheila Brown 1down.

July Medal: 1 Dianne Robinson 93-18-75; 2 Margaret Walton 91-15-76; 3 Marjorie Lake 108-31-77.


Coronation Foursome Competition: Bamburgh Castle Golf Club was proud to be selected as a venue for an area final of the Peugeot LGU Ladies Coronation Foursome Competition. The winning couple from a qualifying competition in each club, could select to go to any of the 15 venues in Great Britain and Ireland. The 52 couples from all over the country enjoyed a wonderful round of golf, on a course in superb conditions on a clear sunny day with fantastic views. All the visitors were also able to appreciate the excellent facilities in the recently refurbished and extended clubhouse. Liz Stevenson and Gerry Longstaff from Eaglescliffe GC won, with 40pts. They go forward to the grand final at St Andrew’s in September. Runners-up with 38pts were Joyce Roberts and Jane Bradley from Matfen Hall. There was a four-way tie for third between pairs from Oakleaf, Garesfield and Southerness and Chester-le-Street all with 36pts, with Chester-le-Street having the best back nine score.

Centenary Salver: Bob Lumsden 70-6-64 (on last nine); David Hogg 75-11-64; Mark Dawson 68-1-67; Peter Sanderson 68-scr-68; Mick Robson 79-11-68; Steve Taylor 72-4-68; Alan Patterson 79-11-68; Mick Grieve 79-11-68. CSS 68.


Jubilee Spoons: 1 M Carss and S Walker 65; R Carr and P Goodfellow 66; A Gilroy and K Baldwin 66. Invitation Day: J Carss and partners 82; J Nicholas and partners 78; A McGrady and partners 76; D Williams and partners 75.


Invitation Day: 1 J Sayers (Dunstanburgh) and J Dinning (Hexham) 39pts; 2 D Wilkinson (Dunstanburgh) and N Thompson (Alnwick) 36; 3 I Wright (Dunstanburgh) and N Jeffrey (Alnmouth) 34. Nearest Pin 13th Guest: A Noble (Ponteland). Nearest Pin 15th Member: I Wright.


Stableford: C Ross 40pts; J Ternent 36; J Bell 35.


JKO-Claret Jug: D Pearson 40pts; T Douglas 36; J Bell 35.


Lady Captain’s Day: Thirty ladies enjoyed playing the course in warm sunshine - 1 Julia Stott 46pts; 2 Joy Henderson 41; 3 Maureen Robson. Following play, a cheque for £1,885 was presented to Peter Bennetts, representing the Macular Society, by Janet Lunn, on behalf of the Ladies section.

Club Championship: 1 Mark Clements 78+73=151; 2 Darren Arkle 78+74=152; 3 Paul Arkle 76+76=152.

Club Championship – Nett: 1 Roger Woodburn 69+72=141; 2 Darren Arkle 73+69=142; 3 Paul Arkle 71+71=142.


Hodge Cup: 1 Steff Martin 86-23-63; Kevin Shiel 73-8-65; Michael Douglas 85-19-66; Ivan Graham 77-9-68; Alan Trimby 73-3-70; Trevor Hook 75-5-70; David Bell 84-13-71; Gary Hornsby 74-3-71; Trevor Leightley 85-14-71.


Medal No 19: 1 Val Sim 91-16-75; 2 Louise Henstock 107-37-76; 3 Liz Ramsbottom 104-25-79 (on countback) from Jan Allan. Hodge Cup: Played on Sunday and was won by Anne Locke 80-7-73; 2 Louise Henstock 106-31-75; 3 Liz Ramsbottom 101-25-76. Best gross: Anne Locke, 80.


August Medal: Another double header last weekend and Saturday saw Eric Dykes clinch the August Medal on a windy and sometimes wet Links course. His score of level 36pts was two ahead of Ken Elliott who was, in turn, two ahead of Michael Straker and Alan Hill. There were no twos, so a rollover next week.

Annual Invitation Day: Sunday was the annual Invitation Day and the last time it will be held on a Sunday so the winners Colin Mitchell and guest Ian Common indelibly left their mark with a magnificent 44pts. Not bad off a 3/4 limit too. A three-way tie on 41pts was only split by the old back nine staying power rule and it was Michael Hindhaugh and Rod Henderson who squeezed home. Also on 41pts was Nev Holden and Kent Flanaghan with poor Gavin Milroy and guest unluckily dipping out. Spot prizes for accuracy went to Nev and also Stu Holland, with ‘Big’ Rodney getting the big hitter prize. A special thanks to the bar and catering crew as well as Tim Capron who was scorer, starter, greenkeeper and match secretary for the day. Tim would also like to point out that the rare black Killie rabbit has now been seen around the third green so get your sightings logged.


Invitation Day: 1 M Fenwick and E Smith; 2 K Dalby and I Hines; 3 L Wraith and M Moore. Best front nine: F Simkin and C Jacklin. Best back nine: S Brown and E Bailey. Nearest pin: J Carr.

Nancy Grenfell Trophy: 1 Gwen Turnbull and Joan Straughan and Rosie Barrett; 2 Kathleen Dalby and Louvain Wraith and Jennifer Carr.


Ladies Club Championship: Congratulations to this year’s Wooler Ladies Champion Kathleen Brydon, Sheilagh Curle who won the Net Championship and Muriel Allan, the Nine-Hole Champion.

Nesbitt Cup: Winner K Brydon 37pts (bb9); r/up B Williamson 37.

4BBB: Winners S Brown and A Smithson 40pts; r/up Tatters and S Curle 39.

July Stableford: Winner K Brydon 40pts; r/up P Tatters 36.

July Medal: Winner A Brown, net 71; r/up S Brown, net 73.