Alnmouth, Alnwick, Bamburgh, Belford, Dunstanburgh, Percy Wood, Rothbury, Seahouses and Warkworth all feature.
Brewery Cup: With the cup being postponed, there was a well-supported nine-hole Stableford competition which ended in a three-way tie for first. David Inkster, Scott Provost and club president, Geoff Lillico all scored 23pts.
Alnmouth vill (S)
Friendly fixture: The friendly fixture versus Morpeth Seniors was played on Thursday, April 4, and proved to be another very close-run affair, with the last set of pairs tieing their battle on the 18th green. It meant that the visitors just scraped home by 3.5 to 2.5. Considering the long, cold, wet winter we’ve had, the course is in remarkably good condition at the moment.
Alnmouth Vill (L)
Eclectic: 1 Viv Archibald 44-14=30; 2 Noreen Jeffrey 40-9=31; 3 Dorothy Wilkinson 40-8=32 (on back six) from Bev Harris 49-17=32).
Accumulator Stableford: 1 T Hogg, A Tipping, R Watson 86pts; 2 S Common, R Wilson, T Lilburn 83; 3 T Claxton, J Young, J Hunter 81.
Roger Ellison-Fenwick Cup: 1 J Stevenson and J Stevenson 60; 2 D Appleby and T Parker 63; 3 M Armstrong and W Wright 63.
Alnmouth Fox (L)
EWGA Medal: Silver: 1 P Daymon 79-5-74; 2 I Wright 95-17-78; 3 A Cole 92-13-79. Bronze: 1 P Ellis 98-22-76; 2 M Little 113- 30- 83; 3 R Wiseman 121-32-89.
Nine Hole: M Mayfield 17pts from K Brunton and A Myers.
Vaux Trophy 4BBB: In what can only be described as an ever-freshening breeze, for the second week in a row Peter Lewis hit the headlines at Swansfield, this time with his partner Lawrie Stewart in the Vaux Trophy 4BBB competition. Their score of 42pts was a full four points ahead of the chasing pack and was aided by Peter’s eagle three at the stroke one 576-yard 12th hole and by Lawrie’s three chip-ins along the way. In second place, with a very creditable 38pts, bearing in mind that it was three-quarters handicap, were long-time member John Pentleton and the relative newcomer, Ian Hogg. They were two points ahead of Andrew Tate and Bob Shepherd in third spot.
Open Texas Scramble: The first scramble saw local Alnwick Castle big hitters (and obviously great putters too) Dan Harrison, Kevin Smith, Michael Smith and Joe Henderson scoop the first prize with a nett score of 56.3, which included no less than 10 birdies and a somewhat surprising bogie four on the par three 15th. Close behind in second was a team of friends from Alnwick and Newbiggin, Geordie Brown, Ian Tate, John Young and Drew Baxter, who scored 58.7. In third was a mixed four of J and Mrs Herron and D and Mrs K Mavin on 59.8. Unofficially placed fourth with a handicap still to be verified were Alf Currah, Gary Chater, J Howard and M Wilson, who carded 60.0.
The course is now shaping up nicely and, with the warmer weather setting in, it can only improve and is a credit to head greenkeeper Allan Golding and his staff for all their efforts. For members and their guests, there is a mini-quiz and curry night following the Ladies Captain’s Day on Sunday, April 28, full details are on the clubhouse noticeboards.
Vaux Trophy (4bbb): 1 PJD Lewis and LE Stewart 42pts; 2 J Pentleton and I Hogg 38; 3 A Tate and R Shepherd 36.
Open Texas Scramble: 1 D Harrison, K Smith, M Smith, J Henderson, 56.3; 2 G Bro; 4 A Currah, J Howard, G Chater, M Wilson 60.0 (provisional subject to handicap confirmation)
Alnwick Castle (L)
Cancer Relief Spoon: 1 D Robinson 32pts; 2 S Brown 31; 3 G Gordon 31.
Save The Children: 1 B Friar 96-19=77; 2 S Hogg 105-26=79; 3 M Hately 112-30=82.
Festival of Britain: G Gordon 33pts; K Swordy 31; B Friar 30.
Medal/Carter 1: L Tate 93-20=73; M Hately 109-30=79; D Robinson 110-25=85.
Vaux Salver: G Gordon and S Hogg 39pts; K Swordy and S Brown 36; L Tate and M Long 35. There are still spaces available for the Ladies Pairs Open on Saturday, May 11. Inquiries to S Brown, 01665 510239.
Britten Cup: Michael Robson 74-10-64; Robert Renner 78-13-65 (on last nine); Lance Cope 86-21-65; Angus Smith 70-4-66; Alec Mackay 68-2-66; Robert Taylor 77-10-67; Chris Lishman 72-5-67; Derek Stout 76-8-68. CSS 68. 85 entries.
Stableford: Winner: Leslie Johnson 40pts; R/U Lynne Johnston 38; Jill Hodge 36; Fiona Hall 36.
Jonathan Mahoney Memorial Trophy (Stableford) Mixed Competition: Will be held on Sunday. Memberships are available with no joining fee.
Junior Patrons: David Kingsland 86-12-74 (on countback); Simon Walker 79-5-74; George Robson 92-17-75.
Granlund Trophy: 1 Gail Peters 37pts; 2 Ann Camozzi 32; 3 Alison O’Neill 31 (on back six).
Ray Athey Texas Scramble: M Corner, J Dryden, G Thompson 71-10.3-60.7
Shilton Shield: 1 Anne Spence 94-19=75; 2 Linden Smith 110-32=78; 3 Mary Tully 100-21=79
Centenary Captains’ Day
Ladies: Pam Fawcus 36pts; Gillian Blair 34; Lorraine Bewley 32 (on last nine); Linda Pinder 32. Men: Best gross: John Hogg 76. Nett: Craig Harkness 35pts; Robert Locke 33; Kevin Filer 31. Past Captains: Kevin Filer 31. Guests: Jimmy Donaldson jun; runner-up Andrew Hornsby. Juniors: Aydon Topham.
The Wm Robinson Trophy: Another stableford format was contested by 61 golfers last weekend and once again a great score took the honours. The man who knows his woods, Paul Forester, shot a fine 43pts, with Ian Donkin two shots back on 41. Once the lumberjacks have been in, their 21 and 19 handicaps will be well trimmed. On the podium again was Daz Hindhaugh with a fine 40, which was a gross 73 in real terms. No twos this week, so a roll-over to play for this Saturday. Also the Fairway to Heaven competition has been abandoned due to circumstances beyond the organisers’ control.
Scores: P Forester 43pts; I Donkin 41; D Hindhaugh 40.
Peggy Mattison Trophy: 1 Renee Gorman 97-25=72: 2 Marion Punton 102-29=73: 3 Joan Gray 96-20=76: 4 Christine Douglas 95-18=77.