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Alnwick Castle Golf club'Harry Armstrong and Roger Clark (Harry successfully retreived the Captain's Drive in Ball
Alnwick Castle Golf club'Harry Armstrong and Roger Clark (Harry successfully retreived the Captain's Drive in Ball

Alnmouth, Alnwick, Bamburgh, Belford, Dunstanburgh, Seahouses, Percy Wood, Warkworth and Wooler all feature

Alnmouth (Vill)

Alnwick Castle Golf club'Lawrie Stewart(President), Roger Clark(2013 Club Captain),Bob Chalmers(2013 Vice Captain)

Alnwick Castle Golf club'Lawrie Stewart(President), Roger Clark(2013 Club Captain),Bob Chalmers(2013 Vice Captain)

CL Ross Mixed Foursomes: 14 couples took part in this annual event on a very blustery afternoon. Judging by the scores the strong wind didn’t appear to affect many of the competitors. 1 Steve and Megan Forman 39pts; 2 Brent and Adele Richardson 38; 3 Garry Batson and Linda Osgood 37.

Help the Heroes Trophy: Members played for the Help the Heroes Trophy on Sunday, the winner being Steve Forman 39pts; 2 Gary Batson 36; then a group of four players with 35pts – Thomas Jackson, George Forman, R Archibald and R Spencer. Members are reminded that we have one of our popular Invitation Days (a Stableford Better Ball competition) on Saturday, May 25, and the entry sheet is now up in the clubhouse for everyone to select preferred tee times.

Alnmouth (Fox)

May Stableford - Division One: 1 B Lawn 37pts; 2 J Nickless 36; 3 R Gander 36.

Division Two: 1 T Watson 36pts; 2 M Armstrong 36; 3 P Hutchins 35.

Division Three: 1 Jim Hunter 38pts; 2 JR Young 37; 3 P Rolfe 37.

Seniors Stableford: 1 D Carmichael 38pts; 2 T Long 36; 3 J Nicholson 32.

Alnmouth (Foxton) have some great membership offers if you are still looking for somewhere to play your golf this summer. If you are under the age of 30, full-playing membership is £22.92 per month. Summer evening membership, May 1 to October 31, playing after 3pm is £175. For more details, telephone 01665 830231.

Alnmouth Fox (L)

Silver: Ann Cole (85-13-72); 2 Pauline Daymont (78-5-73); 3 Lorna Keen (87-9-78).

Bronze: 1 Pam Robson (106-30-76) from 2 Connie Young (97-21-76) from 3 Margaret Little (106-30-76).

Nine-hole competition: Winner Patie Jary 13pts.

Alnwick castle

Captain’s Day (Jock Jobson Trophy): 1 M Inglis 40pts; 2 M Hodgson 37; 3 LE Stewart 36. The clubhouse at Swansfield rocked last weekend to the sounds of local Queen tribute band The Seven Seas of Whey Aye Man. The 2013 captain Roger Clark drove into office and celebrated his Captain’s Day in style. The weather wasn’t so kind, however, with a blustery breeze blowing for most of the day but with the advantage of it not being as bitterly cold as of late. A warm welcome was awaiting in the clubhouse with members treated to a most enjoyable roast beef roll expertly prepared by steward Mick Hindmarsh. The winner on the day, with an amazing score bearing in mind the windy conditions, was Martin Inglis whose score of 40pts was more than enough to secure first place. Following on in second was Mark Hodgson with 37 and Lawrie Stewart on 36, who beat Tim Pearson in fourth place only on countback. Barry Farrar won the longest drive on the 18th after Michael Smith overhit his drive slightly and it ran right through the green and therefore off the fairway. Wayne Belisle scooped a huge twos pot and he did it in style not by getting his duces at one of the usual par three holes but by holing out in two on the ninth and 16th both of which are par fours. Jocky Wilson was nearest the pin at the 15th.

Alnwick (L)

Medal/Callers Q: 1 S Hogg 94-26=68; 2 M Lake 109-35=74; 3 S Brown 97-23=74.

Men’s Captain’s Day: 1 G Gordon 39pts; 2 B Friar 38; 3 M Hately 37.

Bamburgh Castle

Medal and Caller Qualifier: Winner: Ros Reay 102-35=67; R/U Fiona Southern 7810=68. Caller representative is Fiona Southern.

Drybrough Cup: Winner: Di Johnson 91-23=68; R/U Anne McNeil 89-20=69; Jill Archer 90-19=71 (on back nine) from Iris Gilhome 99-28=71.

Millennium Putter: Malcolm Hornsby 89-25-64; Raymond Taylor 75-10-65; Alex Mackay 67-2-65; John Porteous 69-3-66; Alistair Baird 81-15-66; SW Archer 76-9-67; Gary Hall 72-5-67. 88 entries. CSS 69.


Kirsty Ord Stableford: Local hotelier John Murdoch eclipsed all in the Kirsty Ord Stableford on Monday with 37pts from Tina Smith on 36. Friday saw veteran Brian Foggon once again take the honours in Friday’s Twilight Competition. This weekend, we can expect a large entry for the prestigious J Williamson Cup in memory of a well-respected chairman.


Glendinning Tankard: R Armstrong 87-18-69; G Rycroft 84-14-70; G Robson 88-17-71.

Dunstanburgh (L)

EWGA, County Medal, SQ and Callers Qualifer: 1 Dorothy Wilkinson 93-16=77 (Callers Qualifer); 2 Alison O’Neill 96-17=79; 3 Lesley Wylde 105-24=81.


Gair Cup and EGU Medal: Robert Locke 73-9-64 (on countback); John Hogg 67-3-64; Gareth Pearson 71-5-66; Gary Chater 88-22-66; Bill Fawcus 80-13-67; Lawrence Charlton 86-18-68; Kevin Swan 75-8-68; Scott Priestley 70-2-68.

Percy Wood

Seniors May Medal: Keith Ormston 84-14-70; John Dryden 102-28-74; Noel Mason 97-21-76; Ken Hickman 95-18-77.

Percy Wood (L)

Callers Qualifier: 1 Pat Fisher 95-23-72; 2 Maureen Baggaley 99-26-73; 3 Mary Stevens 99-24-75.

Warkworth (L)

Cecil Leith Trophy: 1 Louvain Wraith 100-26=74; 2 Marg Routledge 99-18 =81 (back nine); 3 Christine Douglas 99-18=81; 4 Doreen Campbell 111-29=82.

Callers Qualifier and Medal: 1 Christine Douglas 94-16=76; 2 Marion Punton 104-27=77; 3 Louvain Wraith 103-26=77; 4 Doreen Campbell 107-29=78.


Nine-hole compeititon: Chris Mcglyn won again with a 32, which included a hole-in-one on the third and Chris Wilkinson runner-up with 34.5. Saturday saw difficult conditions but winner Alistair Sharp, on a BB9, from Vince Bissett, on 69, showed them how to do it. Sunday saw Mark Cowans in his first game of the season take the prize with 36pts on a BB9 from Steve Moy and Brian Tait qualifying in the third place for the final. Lists are up for the 4BBB, gents Invitation and open Texas scramble.

North Northumberland Ladies Friendly League

Results: Percy Wood v Dunstanburgh 3&2; Bamburgh v Goswick 2&3; Seahouses v Goswick 5&0; Seahouses v Bamburgh 2&3; Wooler v Percy Wood 4½&½; Rothbury v Goswick 2&3.