Around the golf clubs (week ending October 11)

Alnmouth Vill

Christmas Handicap: Scoring failed to match the brilliant weather on Sunday in the final event of the official competition season. As a result, handicap reductions only applied, the css being 73, three over the standard scratch.

Leading returns: JA Stanton 74-4-70; N Holden 76-5-71; RC Charleton 85-12-73; G Lillico 80-7-73; RI Campbell 75-1-74; JB Graham 79-5-74.

Seniors Autumn Cup: J Clark 38pts; P Egdell 37; JR Campbell 37; G Forman 36; J Blakey 33; L Aitken 33; RS Stephenson 33; J Kidd 33.

Winter Sweeps: Sunday (Oct 14) sees the first of the nine weekly Stableford events, played over nine holes, the best five cards counting towards league table. Presentation date is Sunday, December 16.

Alnmouth Vill (L)

Hugh Percy Greensome: 1 Joy Bisset and Lin Osgood 103-24.6=78.4; 2 Eleanor Morgan and Hilary Buckley 99-20=79; 3 Barbara Clark and Eileen Meek 107-24.2=82.8.

Alnmouth (Fox)

October Stableford, Division One: I Wort 39pts D Weddell 37; A Stevenson 37.

Division Two: T Claxton 38; M Armstrong 38; S Inglis 38.

Division Three: S Egglestopn 39; M Burns 39; S Poole 35.

Seniors: H Graham 31;T Grey 31; D Norman 30.

Alnwick Castle

Medal: It was a case of the three Rs as the final Medal of the year was played out at Swansfield last week. Not reading, writing and arithmetic but Raymond, Robert and Richard, the names of the top three on the leaderboard. In first place with his best round by a country mile this season was Ray Holding, who shot a magnificent net 65 to beat Bob (Robert) Chalmers and Ritchie Robson who were separated only on countback having both returned scores of 66. The results on the day also decided the Sponsors Cup and The Pacitti Cup, an aggregate of the players’ best three gross and nett scores from the summer Medals. Bob Chalmers’ nett 66 was sufficient to see him secure top spot in the Pacitti Cup, a position which he shared with Keith Richardson with both players’ aggregate scores being an identical 206. In the gross competition, Martin Carss proved too good for the opposition, winning by a full six shots ahead of second-placed Jack Friar and Guy Ridley, both on 223.

October Medal: 1 R Holding 93-28=65; 2 R Chalmers 80-14=66; 3 R Robson 83-17=66.

Sponsors Cup: 1 M Carss 68+72+77=217; 2 J Friar 69+72+82=223; 2 G Ridley 71+75+77=223.

Pacitti Cup: 1 R Chalmers 66+69+71=206; 1 K W Richardson 66+70+70=206; 3 S McMullen 65+65+77=207.

Penrose Pot: The final competition of the season next Sunday, October 14, is the famous Penrose Pot after which the eagerly-awaited winter league begins on October 21. A final date for your diaries is the next social event, the ever popular Race Night on Saturday, October 27, from 7.30 in the clubhouse. Tickets only £5 to include Mick’s magnificent buffet.


Turkey Trot (One): Winner Mark Dawson with 38pts.

Dunstanburgh (L)

Hilton Trophy: Irene Smith.


Winter League (One): S Olver 38pts; K Potts 38; T Rourke 37; F Bolton 37; P Davies 37; W Tindale 36.