Estate agents take title as £5,000 raised

Rotary Club President Marion Long with  the winning team from estate agents Rook, Matthew, Sayer. The team members were: Richard Sayer, Graham Cadwaller, Andrew Toes and Mike Littlechild.
Rotary Club President Marion Long with the winning team from estate agents Rook, Matthew, Sayer. The team members were: Richard Sayer, Graham Cadwaller, Andrew Toes and Mike Littlechild.

Almost 200 golfers helped to raise more than £5,000 for charity at an event in Alnwick last week.

Last Thursday, 49 teams of four players competed over the beautiful parkland course of Alnwick Castle in the 12th annual Alnwick Rotary Club Charity Golf Day.

From entry fees, raffles, sponsorship and donations, more than £5,400 was raised for Rotary charities.

The major beneficiaries this year are the Great North Air Ambulance, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Safe Water Trust.

Representatives of the first two organisations were present at the ceremony to each receive a cheque for £1,000 from Rotary Club president Marion Long.

At the prize-giving ceremony, Marion said: “As well as our nominated charities, we will not forget the local good causes that deserve our assistance.”

In first place were the team from Rook Matthews Sayer (110pts), who won the Rotary Team Challenge Cup.

They also won a round of golf for four at Burgham Park as well as a Waterford crystal vase and a dozen golf balls for each member.

Second on countback were Howdens Joinery, winning a round for four at Alnmouth (Foxton) and an engraved hip flask each.

They were followed by: 3 Fourplay, 105pts, winning a round for four at Hexham; 4 Roberson’s Prime, 105pts (on countback), a round for four at Westerhope; 5 Awesome Foursome, 102pts, a round for four at any DeVere golf course; 6 Derwentside Rotary Club, 102pts (on countback), a round for four at Alnwick Castle.

The men’s winner of nearest the pin at the 15th hole was Ian Roberston with 4’4” to take the Rotary Cup.

The ladies’ winner at the 17th hole, who earned the George Cup, was Joan Browell with 28’.

Nearest the pin at the 18th hole in two shots was won by Barbara Friar for the ladies with 11’4” and Martin Browell for the men with 6’2”.