Golf round-up

A charity golf day is being held at Ponteland.
A charity golf day is being held at Ponteland.

A look at the results from the local courses


By winning the Charity Tankard competition last week Marc Friar has eased his nose in front in the Easyway Order of Merit with if I am correct in thinking only two singles competitions remaining it is going to be a grandstand finish.

Marc’s score of 40 points secured first place and Gerry McInally was second two points behind. Cyril Jobson scored 37, and was placed third. Marc also had the best gross score of a one over par 71 on the day. Competition standard scratch on the day was 36pts so don’t forget to check your handicaps for next week.

One short of 50 competed and five players were in the two’s club namely Guy Ridley at the second, Barry Farrar and Connor Thompson at the fourth and Ian Bell and Alan McNeill both at the 17th.

The Alnwick Ladies were on hand once again to lighten pockets with a tombola and raffle, however, at the time of writing the total raised wasn’t available.

Last week also saw the senior captain’s end of season outing at Tyneside golf club. Played on a sunny day interspersed as so correctly predicted by Gordon Johnstone with a few squally showers coming along the Tyne valley. Nevertheless a great day was had by all with coffee and bacon sarnies to start and a lovely two course meal afterwards. The winner was super sub Don Havery who had only come in as a last minute replacement and his score of 37pts won on countback.

Two dates for your diaries, the tickets are now available for the presentation night on Saturday, November 21, but before that the one you’ve all been waiting for captain Duy’s now world famous Oriental Banquet which will be held to mark the end of the summer season on Saturday, November 7.

Further details about both of these events will be available on the clubhouse notice board or by phoning 01665 602632.

Charity Tankard: 1 Marc Friar 40pts; 2 G McInally 38; 3 CW Jobson 37.

Easyway Order of Merit Leaderboard: Marc Friar 1519; W Belisle1506; C Donaldson 1470; Michael Friar 1444.

Alnwick Ladies

Ladies Open Tex Mex: 1 L Johnston, Y Setchell, L Stearman, L Glendenning 67.4; 2 G Gordon, F Newman, A Calder, B Storey 68.6; 3 L Milner, B Michael, B Blekinsop, C Bonny 68.7.

The raffle raised £165 for the captains charity, HospiceCare Northumberland. Thanks to everyone who supported the event.

Alnmouth Ladies

Cath Palmer Trophy: 1 Fyona Robson 31pts; 2 Edna Yeadon 29 (on back nine); 3 Monica Aitken 29.

NIne hole qualifier: Joy Bisset 13pts.

Alnmouth Foxton

Ken Thompson Trophy: 1 D Drummond 79-15=64; 2 R Greener 76-12=64; 3 D Milne 80-15=65; 4 S Wilkes 71-5=66; 5 D Lillico 74-6=68; 6 G Henderson 73-4=69.

September Sunday Stableford: 1 C Napier 38pts; 2 M Wingfield 37; 3 A Stanton 35.

Autumn Seniors Open: 1 A Dumighan and R Jackson 43pts; 2 G Butterworth and R Mather 42; 3 F Holliday and J Maddiosn 42; 4 N Mills and D Anderson 41; 5 G Hunter and R Pessara 41.

Brunton Cup: 1 D Leath 44pts; 2 M Robson 41; 3 S Gibson 41; 4 T Hood 41; 5 M Nicholson 40; 6 H Little 40.

Alnmouth Foxton Ladies

Evergreen Trophy: Pauline Daymont.

Edwards Trophy: Prue Smith.

Nine hole competition: Dinah McIlroy 17pts.


Stableford: Keith Whitfield 41pts (on last nine); Mark Robson 41; Steve Taylor 40; S Baines 39; Ian Robson 39; Lance Cope 38.


Sutherland Trophy Final & EWGA & CountyMedal: 1 Kathy Wilson; 2 Caroline Broome; 3 Jean Sayers.

Percy Wood

Champion of Champions: M Popely 87-15=72; S Bell 83-10=73; CF Smith 88-13=75.

Last Chance Cup: T Dodds jnr 36pts; T Miller 36; W Newton 35.

Congratulations to Derek Fannon for his hole in one at the 10th.

Ladies Greensomes: M Athey, M Robson 102-28=74; J Angus, B Dixon 120-33=78; D Falcus, H Rutter 117-29=88.

Seniors Champion of Champions: W Tarbit 96-20=76; K Hickman 95-19=76; D Angus 85-7=78.


President’s Cup (Round five): 1 Graham Hill 92-24-68; 2 Mark Clements 72-04-68; 3 Adam Dillon 89-21-68.

Sun Kitchen Mixed Foursomes: 1 Eileen Clark and Tom Morris 93-21-72; 2 Siobhan Sheehy and Nick Gutherson 98-22.5-75.5; 3 Julia Stott and David Phillips 96-20-76.

Late Summer Shield: 1 David Wood 79-9-70; 2 David Phillips 84-14-70; 3 Alan Arkle 81-9-72.

Whittle Lamp: 1 Mark Clements 5up; 2 Stephen Clark 3up; 3 Keith Appleby 3up.

Rothbury Ladies

Golf Foundation Brooch: 1 Rita Wade 33pts; 2 Barbara Douglas 29; 3 Eileen Clark 29.

Hillier Shield played at Warkworth: 1 Diane Cairns 31pts; 2 Siobhan Sheehy 30; 3 Mary Tully 30.


End-of-season Texas Scramble: M Briggs, J Richardson, G Dixon, D Chapman 57-4.1-52.9; J Herron, S Herron, M Harper, M Harper 60-5.8-54.2; D Hornsby, A Hornsby, S Hornsby, D Bell 58-3.7-54.3; P Bowlt, B White, C White, I Arkle 59-4.4-54.6.

Alnwick Rum Trophy: Gareth Pearson 69-5-64; John Rhind 74-9-65; Allen Brown 71-5-66; Derek Taylor 85-18-67; Kevin Swan 74-6-68; Steve Bains 80-11-69; Alan Trimby 72-3-69.


The final medal of the season was played on Saturday. No-one could match Wayne Gair who stormed home a full four shots clear of his nearest rival.

Results: 1 Wayne Gair 42pts; 2 Alan Stewart 38; 3 Colin Mitchell 37 (from three others on the back nine).

Wayne Gair and Alan Stewart shared the two’s club money.

Winter competitions start on Saturday, October 10, with the first round of the seven week Turkey Trots.

The Seniors section also played its final competition of the season, The Dougie Paterson Trophy, during the week.

Results: 1 Ken Park 40pts (back nine); 2 John Barnes 40; 3 Dave Fish 38.

Senior members please note that the section’s agm will be held on Friday, October 9, prior to the usual nine hole sweep.

Entries are now being taken for the Winter Warmer Open on Sunday, November 22. This will be a mixed Texas Scramble (teams of four, any combination of M/F.) Entry is just £40 per team and this includes a bacon roll on arrival. Entry forms on and Golf Empire.


The September Medal was held on Saturday and the winner was Geoff Brown 80-12-68 ahead of Les Johnson 81-12-69.

Sunday saw the two-man Texas scramble and winners were Steve Moy and Gordon Brodie with a nett 66.75 beating Andrew Carr and Davey Allan on a better back 12.

Could golfers please note that the Captain’s Choice next Sunday (October 4) will be a fancy dress golf day, could golfers please meet at the golf club for a 10am start.