Foxton teams share the spoils

Kaims Country Park North Northumberland League

THE League matchplay championship got under way last week with the opening games in A Division (B Division starts this week).

Reigning champions Alnmouth (Foxton) A teed off against the club’s B team, promoted after a play-off last season, and honours were shared 6-6.

Goswick A recorded a significant 10-2 home win over Bamburgh, making amends for their woeful start last season.

The remaining fixture saw Alnwick win 7-5 at Seahouses.


Alnmouth A 6 Alnmouth B 6

Jake Storey beat R Keenan 3 and 2; J Eggleston beat S Taylor 4 and 2; H Sutherland lost to D Weddell 5 and 4; L Sutherland beat W Lawn 5 and 4; J Southward lost to MJ Campbell 3 and 2; Jim Storey lost to J Stevenson 2 and 1.

Goswick A 10 Bamburgh 2

E Wilson beat JT Moffet 1up; A Potts beat P Sanderson 2up; A Black lost to M Dawson 5 and 4; M Wilson beat A Mackay 3 and 2; A Terras beat J Porteous 2 and 1; M Landels beat A Smith 3 and 2.

Seahouses 5 Alnwick 7

SJ Priestley beat G Ridley 3 and 2; J Hogg halved with J Henderson; K Wright lost to W Belisle 1down; S Olver lost to D Harrison 2 and 1; J Clements lost to J Friar 2 and 1; C Taylor beat D Swordy 3 and 2.

Open Day golf

IT was anything but spring-like as the early starters teed off in cold, windy conditions in the second of the Kaims Country Park North Northumberland League Open Days over the Dunstanburgh Castle course on Saturday.

However, conditions improved as the day wore on and in the afternoon the wind dropped and the sun made a welcome appearance.

Significantly, the individual winner came from the last group out, Rothbury’s Andrew Richardson, playing off 11 handicap, posting a total of 39pts. Results:

Individual nett: 39pts A Richardson (Rothbury); 37 D Lyons (Burgham Park); 36 G Curry (Dunstanburgh). Gross: 28 (on countback) N Cairns (Dunstanburgh); 28 A Richardson (Rothbury); 28 S Potts (Dunstanburgh).

Teams (in alphabetical order – best four gross and nett scores counting): Alnmouth Village 76gross/125nett; Alnwick 85/127; Burgham Park 98/138; Dunstanburgh 110/134; Goswick 87/128; Magdalene Fields (no return); Percy Wood 87/131; Rothbury 100/139; Seahouses 97/123; Warkworth 86/122.