Good scores are blown apart in strong winds


A COMBINATION of gale-force winds and fast-running greens made the Percy Wood course a severe test for competitors in the latest in the Kaims Country Park North Northumberland League Open Days on Saturday.

Witness the leading gross scores of 80 and 81 respectively by Dunstanburgh’s Martin Carss and Robert Balmbra of Warkworth.

On a non-counting day for handicaps (reductions only) the best nett was 72 by Warkworth’s L Ramsay.

A tough day all-round, though the condition of the course was widely praised.

Individual gross: 80 M Carss (Dunstanburgh); 81 R Balmbra (Warkworth); 83 S Olver (Seahouses); 84 G Barber (Dunstanburgh); 85 B Horrill (Burgham Park); 85 K Potts (Seahouses): Nett: 86-14-72 L Ramsay (Warkworth); 86-10-76 T Garton (Warkworth); 85-9-76 K Potts (Seahouses); 84-7-77 G Barber (Dunstanburgh); 88-11-77 I Brooks (Burgham Park); 94-16-78 P Gautry (Goswick).

Teams (in alphabetical order - best four scores counting): Alnmouth Village (no return); Alnwick 379gross/330nett; Burgham Park 358/322; Dunstanburgh 339/320; Goswick 371/334; Magdalene Fields 401/351; Percy Wood 370/330; Rothbury 361/329; Seahouses 347/320; Warkworth 344/308.