Around the golf clubs in Northumberland

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

Alnmouth, Alnwick, Dunstanburgh and Rothbury all feature

ALNMOUTH (FOX)

Ronnie Adams Trophy: 1 K Shotton 77-10= 67; 2 M Lazenby 85-18=67; 3 N Foggon 71-4=67.

Extra Medal: 1 D Lillico 71-6=65; 2 I Common 74-8=66; 3 A Fraser 78-9=69; 4 B Barrett 78-8=70; 5 I Wilson 80-10=70; 6 John Hunter 95-25=70.

British Heart Foundation Open Stableford: 1 M Gray 39pts; 2 L Thompson 38; 3 R Gander 38; 4 P Howard 38. The competition raised £675 for the British Heart Foundation, thank you to everyone who took part.

ALNMOUTH (VILL)

Seniors Christmas Sweeps League: 1 Dougie Miller 19pts; Joint second Steve Lockley and Bob Hill 18; 4 Jack Kidd 16; 5 David Gleadall 15.

Cumulative (best four scores): 1 Steve Lockely 37; Joint second Dougie Miller and Bob Hill 36; 4 Jack Kidd 34; 5 Geoff Smart 33; 6 Tommy Harris 28.

Tuesday, October 21: Only four members braved the severe gale-force wind under clear blue skies for the normal, informal Tuesday morning 50p sweep. While it was a bit of a struggle coming back toward the clubhouse, the round was indeed memorable for David Gleadall, Geoff Smart, Ian Blakey and Jack Kidd as somehow they all managed to return the same score of 14 points for their nine holes. So, no money changed hands.

ALNWICK CASTLE

Winter League: A sun-kissed, but wind-cursed morning heralded the start of the 2014/15 Winter League at the Swansfield last weekend. The scores were predictably somewhat lower than expected in the stableford format competition. Three players had to be separated on countback at the top of the leader board and when the computer had finally come to its conclusions Kenny Darlow was declared the winner with Carl Green and Cyril Jobson second and third respectively. A good turnout of 49 players on a blustery day ensured a decent payout in the twos for Geoff Baston, Steven Cooper and Andrew Dodd, who all quite surprisingly scored their deuces at the more difficult par-three 15th hole.

Winter League (Week one): 1 KW Darlow 34pts; 2 CJ Green 34; 3 CW Jobson 34.

Presentation Night: For those who haven’t visited the clubhouse recently, please note tickets are now available for the presentation night on Saturday, November 22. These are priced at only £10 and include music by a live band and a buffet supper. I suggest members get tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as a limited number are available.

DUNSTANBURGH (L)

Leathart Flag Trophy: Winner Dorothy Wilkinson.

ROTHBURY

Closing Stableford: 1 Joy Henderson 31pts; 2 Diane Cairns 31; 3 Linden Smith 31.

Turkey Trot (One): Winner Rob Jackson.

Turkey Trot (Two): Winner John Stevenson.