THIS year was a record for membership and playing attendance for the Rothbury Golf Club Senior section (Over 55s).
Dr Trevor Lunn, who was the Seniors’ captain during the year, told the full house at their section’s Christmas lunch held in the Rothbury clubhouse overlooking the Simonside Hills and the Coquet Valley towards the Cheviot, that in the 10 friendly games held at Rothbury, the Seniors had won nine and drawn the other.
The Longhirst Seniors Trophy (annually played for by Rothbury and Longhirst) was once again retained by the Rothbury team.
These home and away friendly games include neighbouring golf clubs across both Northumberland and the Scottish borders.
In addition, this year, RAF Boulmer brought a team to play the Rothbury Seniors and an honourable draw had delighted both teams.
Dr Lunn, in his new role as chairman of the Seniors following the death of previous chairman Ken Foreman, led members in a one-minute’s silence for the past chairman.
The Seniors had been very supportive of local charities with well over £1,000 going to Tynesight eye charity, Great North Air Ambulance and cancer charities. At the same time, more than £1,500 had been given by them to the main Rothbury Golf Club to pay for course maintenance.
Dr Lunn presented engraved trophies and plaques as well as cash prizes to the winners of the 11 major competitions held for the Seniors on their weekly Wednesday games.