Around the golf clubs in Northumberland

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

Alnmouth, Alnwick, Bamburgh, Percy Wood, Wooler and Warkworth all feature


May Sunday Stableford: 1 C Lawn 35pts; 2 S Strong 35; 3 P Caisley 33.


Ping four-ball better ball: 1 S Temple and E Ross 38pts; 2 D Coney and D Lillie 38; 3 P Ellis and SA Patterson 37.

9-hole: 1 M Tait 17pts; 2 D McIlroy 16.


Jeff Covell Trophy (10/5/15): A very close run in meant that only one point separated the top six scorers at The Village, last Sunday. Steve McKee was deemed the winner, after a countback with 38pts, on the same 38pts was Darren Taylor, but awarded second place after a countback, and then in third was Joe Robson, also on 38 thanks to a countback. There were then three members on 37pts, who finished joint fourth, namely young Ewen Moir, Andrew Stanton and former club captain Steve Yeadon. Geoff Lillico came next on 36 points. This Sunday, we have the P&N Smith Trophy (strokeplay), sponsored by CR Distribution Ltd, and all members are invited to participate.

Seniors nine-hole Stableford (30/4/15): 1 Dougie Miller 18pts (after a countback); 2 Steve Lockley 18; Joint 3 George (Mr Consistency) Forman and Ian Blakey 17; joint 5 Bob Boyle, Bob Stephenson, George Ridgeway and John Davison 16.

Seniors Miner’s Lamp (7/5/15): The provisional result: 1 Bob Hill 39pts (after a countback); 2 Paul Dixon 39; joint 3 Geoff Smart and George (Mr Consistency Forman) 38; 5 George Ridgeway 36; Joint 6 David Gleadall, Ian Blakey and Steve Lockley 35. A final decision will be made once a handicap/systems query has been resolved. Saturday, May 16, in the clubhouse at 7.30pm, fun quiz night, teams of four or five, all welcome.


WI Cup, Round Two and Medal: 1 Dorothy Wilkinson 100-18=82; 2 Hilary Buckley 111-28=83; 3 Monica Aitken 105-21=84.

WI Cup, over two rounds: Winner Dorothy Wilkinson.

Nine hole: Winner Moira Allan 12pts.

Douglas Bowl and Medal: 1 Jan Steele 103-24=79; 2 Bev Harris 111-31=80; 3 Viv Archibald 107-26=81; (Joy Bisset also 81).

Nine-hole: Winner Eileen Meek 14pts.


Golden Jubilee Stableford: A record early season turnout of 61 golfers last week and apparently everyone is learning to sign cards etc, as there were no disqualifications at all. In position number one, in the Golden Jubilee stableford was Connor Thompson whose 39pts was four under the competition scratch score, and two ahead of the chasing field. Bunched up behind were no less than four players on 37pts and of course they had to be separated on countback. When match secretary Steve Barron had confirmed the computer’s results Mick Hubbard was placed second, followed by Ray Baston, Wayne Belisle and Roger Clark in that order. The result brings Connor up to second place in the Easyway Order of Merit, only a single point behind Jack Friar with Colin Donaldson in third spot. I’m only guessing that the holes were cut a little larger on the par three’s last week because there were no less than eight sharing the second spot. Two worthy of an extra mention were Steve Barron with two 2s and Mick Hubbard who just had to go one better than the others and have his at the par four, ninth hole. Just in case I get slated for not mentioning the other 2s club members, and I know I would, they were Guy Ridley, Colin Donaldson, Russell Cooke and Gordon Johnstone.

Golden Jubilee: 1 C Thompson 39pts; 2 ME Hubbard 37; 3 R Baston 37.

Easyway Order of Merit: J Friar 588; C Thompson 587; CJA Donaldson 469; J Pentleton 423.


Lady Captain’s Day/Centenary Pendant: 1 Lorna Tate 39pts; 2 Susan Hogg 36; 3 Marjorie Hately 34.

Longest Drive: Amy Hately. Nearest the Pin: Lorna Tate. The raffle for the captain’s charity raised £152.

McDonald Cup: 1 Lorna Tate 1up; 2 Lauren Gibbs a/s; 3 Carrie Robinson 2down.


Blackheath Trophy: Phil McDonnell 40pts; Jonathan Miller 38 (on last nine); Joe Clements 38; John Moffet 37; Alastair Baird 37; Peter Sanderson 36; Alastair Brett 35; Richard Calvert 35. 66 entries; CSS 69.


Men’s JKO, Round One: T Donnelly 36pts; J Jobson 36; T Rutter 33.

Ladies Stout Trophy: M Robson 35pts; J Dawson 26; J Roxburgh 25.


Captain’s Texas Sramble: April might, according to the Met Office, have been the sunniest April since 1911, but May has come in clearly intending to make up for it. Once again, the early starters were faced with heavy rain being blown on a brisk wind.

However, at least Warkworth’s fast draining base allowed play to happen, unlike at many other clubs in the county – though whether members thought that a good thing is open to debate. Just like last week, the weather improved as the day went on and the winners came from the later starters. 1 Team Henderson 64-5.7=58.3; 2 Team Gray 63-3.5=59.5; 3 Team Glass 65-3.2+61.8. Twos were shared by teams Holden, Gray and Glass with Kyle Brown taking the captain’s charity nearest the pin on the sixth prize.

Quiz night: Saturday, May 23, starting at 7.30pm. Only £4 including a pie-and-pea supper. Names on the sheet in the clubhouse please to assist with catering numbers.


Club Championship: Was held on Sunday and the winner was Ryan Carr 84 -17- 67 ahead of Paul Routledge 74-7-67 on a better back nine.

Captain’s challenge: Could any golfer wishing to take part in the Captain’s Challenge on Saturday, June 6, please sign up on the form in the clubhouse?