Round the local golf courses
A look at the results from the local clubs.
The North Northumberland Golf League will tee off for the new season on Wednesday, May 4.
Opening night fixtures are:
Division 1 – Alnmouth A v Berwick; Bamburgh v Dunstanburgh A; Alnwick v Rothbury.
Division 2 – Percy Wood v Seahouses; MFGC A v Alnmouth B; Burgham Park v Longhirst.
Division 3 – Dunstanburgh B v MFGC B; Wooler v Warkworth; Alnmouth Village v Linden Hall.
Gordon Graham Greensomes – Gary Graham and Alan Ridley 77-17.4-59.6; Gordon Stephenson and Trevor Thompson 74-10.8-63.2; Gary Irving and David Knox 76-11.4-64.6 (on last nine); Andrew Punton and Steve Taylor 71-6.4-64.6; Chris Hall and Mike Rowell 73-8.2-64.8; Jason Whitelaw and Nick Whitton 73-8-65.
Peugeot LGU Coronation foursomes – The Bamburgh representatives at the Area Final will be Alison Brett & Liz Hilton, 33 pts. Reserves Tessa McKeag & Lyn Yarwood, 29pts.
The season is well under way and the fairways of the links are filling up with golfers parading their new golf apparel and latest g-force drivers. The shorts and Norah Batty stockings are just around the corner.
The April Medal was played last Sunday, and Alec Waterson won on countback from a fired up Gordon Steven, both shooting rounds of nett 70.
The next four in the pecking order each scored nett 71 – all being separated by the better back nine rule – David Chidley, Ken Minshull, Cameron Mitchell and Martin Hindhaugh.
Ivan Martin shot lowest gross with a 74-0.74.
This coming Sunday (April 17) is the spring meeting/Paul Henry Trophy.
In the ladies’, the Stoddart Cup was won by D Warren with a score of 97-23-74. Second was J Johnson on 86-11-75, and third B Minshull on 95-19-76.
Saturday’s men’s eclectic first round was won by Richard Farish with an outstanding round of golf, 75-12-63. Another great round from Mark Hodgson saw him take second place, 71-05-66, and Peter Beveridge was third with another low round, 74-07-67.
M Nisbit, G Cumming, R Farish, D Reap and B Weatherburn all recorded twos, while best gross was M Hodgson, 71.
On Sunday, the Ladies’ Cup Round 1 went to Kara Yule, with 82-09-73. June Rae was second, 97-23-75, and third was Angela Sharp, 109-32-77.
Also on Sunday, the Fields staged the International Pairs 4bbb stableford, with Paul Ruddick and Iain Wakenshaw coming out on top with a superb 47pts. Daniel Watson and Richard Farish were second on 45pts, and Drew Simmie and John Wilton took third with 43pts. D Watson, D Herriot, S Eddington, B Fairley and J Wilton all records twos.
Fixtures this week are: Saturday, April 16 – medal sweep; Sunday, April 17 – Ahlstrom Pairs and Ladies’ monthly medal.
Miss Runciman Cup – Alan Trimby 69-3-66; Kevin Filer 75-7-68; Christopher Hill 75-7-68; Ron Bewley 79-11-68; Billy Fawcus 85-15-70; George McAdam 85-15-70.
Senior Men’s Open 4bbb – D O’Brien and M Marshall (Morpeth) 43pts (on last nine); J Jude and G Noble (Tyneside) 43; A Roger and D Leslie (Goswick) 42; B Ord and J Glenwright (Hexham) 41 (on last nine).
Saturday saw the Thomas Lillie Memorial Qualifier, and the winner was Geoff Tong, 7-14-65, ahead of Paul Routledge, 75-7-68.
The quarter finals will be this coming Sunday, starting at 8.30am.
The Bogey competition took place on Sunday, and the winner was Chris Wilkinson, who finished 3 up, well clear of runner-up Ryan Carr on 3 down.
Could all members please note the sheets for the Mixed Texas Scramble and Football Trophy are in the clubhouse and anyone wanting to play should sign up as soon as possible.