A look at the results from the local courses.
Last week kicked, or should that be teed off with the Tuesday nine-holer.
Fifteen players turned out and it was a photo finish between Keith Richardson and Jamie Black, with both players scoring 21pts and Keith just edging it on countback. Steve Barron was third, along with Marc Friar, who both returned scores of 19pts.
Next up was the Seniors’ Open 4BBB Stableford where David Kirkpatrick, from Burgham Park, who partnered our own Arthur Wheatcroft, clinched overall victory on countback. It was all Alnwick pairings in minor places. There were four twos, two from John Graham of Alnmouth Village, one from Roger Clark of Alnwick, and one for Terry Walker.
The Seniors’ Friday qualifying roll up was appropriately won by this year’s senior captain Dave Robinson with a creditable 39pts. Ray Straker was second with 35, and Tom Cape third with 34. There were only two twos on Friday and they both were achieved by John Pentleton.
On Sunday it was the Brewery Cup medal, run alongside the Dobson 20s Trophy for players with a handicap of 20 or over.
In the Brewery Cup the top three all came from the 4 O’Clockers. After leading the competition early on with a nett 70, Rod Henderson was dumped unceremoniously down to sixth place. The winner and man on the top of his game at the moment was Kevin Murphy, who shot a fabulous nett 65, which included no less than four birdies at the fifth, 10th, 15th and 16th holes.
Following only one behind in second place came Ritchie Robson, followed a further two back by Alan Black. This time the two twos man was Ian Bell, joined in the twos club by Kevin Murphy and Colin Donaldson.
Just to give him a mention, Carl Green’s card included a 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, but this was better than the three players who NR’d and the one who didn’t sign his card.
In the Dobson 20s Trophy, first place went to club captain Billy Brown with a nett 72, with Kenny Darlow and John Eeles following on second and third respectively with scores of 73 and 78.
Seniors OPEN(4BBB ): 1st D Kirkpatrick & A Wheatcroft 43pts, 2nd R Clark & D Robinson 43pts, 3rd T B Lang & J Pentleton 42pts.
Brewery Cup: 1st K Murphy 74-9=65, 2nd R Robson 81-15=66, 3rd A W Black 80-12=68.
Dobson 20s Trophy: 1st W G Brown 93-21=72, 2nd K W Darlow 93-20=73, 3rd J Eeles 99-21=78.
Invitation Day: Ladies from Alnmouth and Warkworth joined home club players for a Stableford Waltz. The weather was glorious, showing off the course at its best. The format proved successful and the meal, as usual, was excellent, thanks to Mick and Margy.
Results: 1 K Swordy, N Thompson, L Tate 71pts; 2 H Newton, M Barnes, G Gordon 65; 3 K Dalby, E Yeadon, S Hogg 61.
Elsie Jobson Cup: 1 Chris Acaster 94-22-72; 2 Barbara Friar 92-19-73; 3 Margaret Walton 88-15-73.
Mitchell Bowl (Bogey), sponsored by JB Graham: On the oldest nine-hole links course in England this past Sunday, only four players managed to actually beat the course. Leading scores were as follows:– 1 Bill Lawn 5up; 2 Joe Robson (after count-back) 3up; 3 Andrew Stanton (after count-back) 3up; 4 Geoff Lillico (after count-back) 3up; 5 Kevin Potts 1down; Joint 6 George Forman and Richie Campbell 2down.
2016 Order of Merit: The top 10 finishers at the end of the season will all receive prizes, and with just two rounds to go the “uncatchable” leader is Andrew Stanton 98pts; 2 Daryl Taylor 69; 3 Geoff Stancliffe 67; 4 Steve Forman 61; Joint 5 Bill Lawn and George Forman 57; 7 Richie Campbell 53.
Seniors – Spencer Trophy: A decent turnout on a bright, warm morning saw David Gleadall win his first event of the season in this stroke play competition. Leading scores were, as follows: 1 David Gleadall 86-20=66; 2 Bob Hill 74-6=68; 3 George Forman (after count-back) 84-16=68; Joint 4 John Clark 82-11=71 and Dougie Miller 93-22=71; 6 Les Aitken 85-13=72.
Seniors – Order of Merit: With a further six events to play there is still plenty time for several members to improve their positions and even clamber onto the podium. Current placings are as follows: 1 Jack Kidd 80 pts; 2 George Foreman 70.5; 3 Bob Boyle 70; 4 Les Aitken 67; 5 David Gleadall 63; 6 Dougie Miller 53; 7 Dave Hodge 52; 8 Russell Archibold 51; Joint 9 Bob Hill, Jackie Ross and John Clark 49.
Souther Trophy (Gross): Winner – Nicky Rose 74; R/U Lucy McGregor 85.
Mary Brown Trophy (Bronze gross): Winner – Alison Reed 107.
Best net of the day: Lucy McGregor 75-15=70 after a tie with Nicky Downs, 75-5=70.
Medal: Winner – Jill Hodge 84-14=70 after a tie with R/U Liz Hilton 84-14=70.
Roger Ellison-Fenwick Cup 4BBB: 1 T Poole and D Lillico 63; 2 D Westwell and I Wort 63; 3 D Scott and M Nealings 65.
Gents JKO (Fourth round): 1 G Air 36pts; 2 S Johnston 36; 3 I Campbell 35.
Overall (Three round): Winner – T Dodds.
Seniors Club Championship: Best Gross T Miller 85; Under 65s: G Cowman 91-17=74; Over 65s: J McLean 92-21=71; Over 70s: G Nicholson 88-14=74.
Ladies’ Roxburgh Trophy: 1 L Smith 102-28=74; 2 J Dawson 111-35=76; 3 L Kenney 114-34=80.
Junior Club Champion (white tees): Richie Forsyth 64.
Junior Club Champion (yellow tees): Thomas Fox 71.
Hope and Crosby: 1 Niall Richardson 37pts; 2 Steve Chambers 37; 3 Steve Dillon 36.
Invitation Day: 1 John Brown and Harry Mills 46pts; 2 David Pledger and Richard Gander 44; 3 Roger Woodburn and Wayne Hall 44.
RNLI Competition: 1 Helen Pryor 91-23-68; 2 Ann Lathan 98-26-72 on countback from Eileen Robinson 100-28-72.
Medal (No 18): 1 Alison Claydon 90-19-71; 2 Diane Cairns 87-15-72; 3 Jan Allan 103-26-77.
Nine Hole Competition: Shirley Baird 18pts.
Centenary Cup : 1 Nikki Bishop 103-36-67; 2 Pam Fawcus 88-16-72; 3 Anne Locke 80-7-73.
Deuchar Cup: Dave Metcalf 77-12=65; 2 Roy Wilson 82-16=66; 3 Kevin Jamieson 81-13=68.
TH Bell Summer Cup (juniors): 1 Freddie Bremner 92-20=72; 2 Oliver Bremner 115-39=76.
Daily Mail Foursomes: The Club pair of Mel Patterson and Gary Scott travelled to Wilton GC to play round seven and came from behind to win 2up.
They now travel to St Pierre in South Wales with the other 15 remaining teams, from the over 2,500 who started out in March, to play the final rounds over a three-day period in mid-October.
Save the Children Medal: 1 R Hopkinson 93-27-66; 2 J Gray 99-22-77 (back nine); 3 J Lowther 100-23-77.
August Midweek Stableford: Winner – P Tatters 36pts; R/U K Brydon 35pts.
Third Logan/Aug Medal: Winner – S Brown net 72; R/U P Tatters net 73.
August Nine-Hole: Winner – P Tatters 18pts; R/U S Brown 17.
Lady Captain’s Charity Open: Winners – Wooler (S Curle, M Allan, H Allan, J Farag) 117pts; 2 Wooler (A Hilton, V Symons, B Spencer, G Symons) 112; 3 Longhirst (L Morris, B Herbert, K Smith, L Henstock) 109.
Longest drive: J Johnson (Goswick).
Nearest the White Line: J Steele (Foxton).
Nearest the Pin (on third): J Farag (Wooler).
Nearest the Pin (on 16th): Y Gullan (Goswick).
Puss in Boots Head Cover: Winner – C Hilton (Rothbury).
Thank you to all the ladies who supported our charity this year. The money raised will be going to the Wooler doctor’s surgery to purchase much needed heart monitoring equipment.