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

Alnmouith Village

Seniors Autumn Cup: This competition, originally played on September 29, has been declared as ‘abandoned’ and will be re-arranged for Thursday, October 20.

Ladies Hugh Percy Greensomes: Monica Aitken and Linda Osgood.

Ladies Christmas Handicap: 1st Bev Harris 33pts. (on back 6); 2nd Edna Yeadon 33pts; 3rd Jan Steele 32pts; 4th Barbara Clark 28pts; 5th Hilary Buckley 27pts (on back 9 from Viv Gough).


Tom Lang finally topped off his season of 15 top ten finishes with a victory in Woof Cuts Dog Bowl October Medal.

His amazing nett 65, which contained three birdies at the 5th, 7th and 13th holes, may have been even better but for a nervous six on the first and a triple bogie eight on the difficult 12th .

Close on Tom’s heels in second place, only one shot behind, was Ian Bell whose 66 lifted him into third place in the Pacitti Cup and Marc Friar’s nett 67 in third place lifted him into the head of the table in the same competition.Barry Farrar, fourth on the day on countback was runner-up in the Pacitti.

In the Sponsors Cup Martin Carss held on to his lead score of 213, despite a late charge by Marc Friar in second on 216 and Wayne Belisle only one behind in third.

Back to Sunday’s event and there were only two two’s sharing a reasonable pot with Peter Hately and Lawrie Stewart both leaving it late until the 17th hole to stake their claim to the spoils.

A very quick mention for John Eels who should be presented with the stayer of the day if not the season award as he battled on valiantly after a rather unusual and unprecedented 17 on the 13th to finish with a nett 84, oh what might have been John ?

A final reminder that tickets are still available for Duy Lams Famous Oriental Banquet on Saturday, October 22 with a quiz to follow compiled by the Vice Captain Ian Hogg.

Woof Cutz/October Medal: 1st T B Lang 79-14=65, 2nd I M R Bell 75-9=66, 3rd M A Friar 72-5=67.

Pacitti Cup (nett): 1st M A Friar 201, 2nd B Farrar 202, 3rd I M R Bell 204.

Sponsors Cup (gross): 1st M Carss 213, 2nd M A Friar 216, 3rd W Belisle 217.

Alnwick Ladies

Autumn Stableford: 1st Marj Hately 34pts, 2nd Margaret Walton 32pts, 3rd Chris Acaster 31pts.

Christmas Handicap: 1st Chris Acaster 39pts, 2nd Gillian Gordon 34pts, 3rd Karen Swordy 33pts.

The Ladies rounded off the Season with a delicious Christmas Meal prepared by Mick and Margy. Special thanks were given to Margy who is retiring at the end of this season,.


Ronnie Adams Trophy: 1st James Laidlaw 77 – 10 = 67, 2nd Allan Martin 93 – 25 = 68, 3rd Stuart Harrop 89 – 20 = 69.

Extra medal: 1st John Clark 76 – 11 = 65, 2nd Iain Wilson 76 – 10 = 66, 3rd Steve Emberton 87 – 21 = 66, 4th Richard Gander 69 – 1 = 68, 5th Ross Braid 80 – 12 = 68, 6th Neville Butler 80 – 11 = 69.

Foxton Ladies

Beattie Bowl: 1st Joan Wheeler 94-19=75, 2nd Valerie Robson 88-13=75, 3rd Lianne Johnston 86-11=75.

9-hole stableford: 1st Flora Bailey 13pts, 2nd Margaret Mayfield 13 pts.

Seahouses Ladies

The season came to an end on Sunday for Seahouses Ladies with the playing of the Hogg Trophy, a nine hole competition for the Breast Cancer charity. Over £100 has been raised for the charity.

The winner was Marie Graham on 19pts, second Pam Fawcus 18pts, third Ann Lathan 17pts. Afternoon tea followed the golf with presentation of the season’s trophies after that.

The Christmas Canter starts on October 10 and runs for 10 weeks.