Around the golf clubs in Northumberland

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

Alnmouth, Alnwick and Warkworth all feature


Christmas Bottles: 1 G Dunn 43pts; 2 G Baston 41; 3 A Nickalls 40; 4 R Greener 40; 5 J Wright 39; 6 P Caisley 38; 7 N Moult 38; 8 D Weddell 37; 9 A Tipping 37; 10 S Wilkes 37.

Winter Team Open: 1 S McIlduff, D Allan, N Goldie, D Goldie 91pts; 2 D Ross, J Walker, J Iredale, A Thompson 84; 3 D Blakey, A Holden, M Sayer, T Jones 82.


Seniors Christmas Sweeps (Week eight): 1 Bob Boyle 18pts; Joint 2 Dave Hodge and Jackie Ross 17; Joint 4 Geoff Smart and David Gleadall 16; Joint 6 Jack Kidd and Dickie Campbell 15.

Senior Christmas League (best four scores): 1 Steve Lockley 81pts; 2 John Clark 74; Joint 3 Bob Hill and Dougie Miller 73; 5 Jackie Ross 72; 6 Geoff Smart 71; Joint 7 Peter Egdell, Jack Kidd and Tommy Harris 70.

Senior Christmas League (Order of Merit): 1 Steve Lockley 61pts; 2 Bob Hill 42; 3 Jackie Ross 37; 4 Geoff Smart 35; 5 John Clark 34; 6 Jack Kidd 32; 7 Dougie Miller 29; 8 Peter Egdell 28.


Winter League: Thirty-nine brave souls ventured forth on a chilly morning made even colder by a strengthening breeze last Sunday. With the course now back to the full 18 holes, Ian Bell amassed 38pts to take victory ahead of Jimmy Cookson, who improved one place from last week to be second with his 37. Making a rare foray into the winter league, in his words ‘Just for the exercise’, but nevertheless scoring 36pts, was club chairman Mick Hubbard in third place. Both Ian and Jimmy were in the twos club along with Duy Lam and Kevin Murphy. Kevin now heads the winter league standings on 43 as we approach the halfway stage with Wayne Belisle and Jimmy Cookson locked together on 40, sharing second place. Only one point behind on 39 is Carl Green. The Zecca Eclectic tables show Wayne Belisle ahead in the gross standings with a score of 60. Then come three players all on 61, namely Colin Donaldson, Steven Cooper and Guy Ridley. In the nett competition, Carl Green’s previously seemingly unassailable lead on 59pts is slowly being whittled away by Ray Holding now on 56, Andrew Dodd on 55 and Kevin Murphy on 54.

Winter League (Week eight): 1 IMR Bell 38pts; 2 J Cookson 37; 3 ME Hubbard 36.


Pairs Stableford: 1 R Davison and I Donkin 41pts; 2 K Bailey and N Holden 39; 3 I and P Gray 39. The 2s pool was shared between N Holden and D Gray. Entries are now being taken for Warkworth Golf Club Winter Mixed Texas Scramble to be played on Sunday, March 8, 2015. In addition to the prizes, every person playing in one of the club’s opens in 2015 will receive a voucher for £25 that can be used in part-payment of 2015/16 winter membership. Full details of this and the other 2015 club opens are available on or Golf Empire.