Beating the rain
Published at 09:06, Monday, 30 July 2012
RAIN will not stop play for golfers in Tynedale thanks to a new weather-beating scheme.
For golfers who fall victim to the rain at Matfen Hall will be invited back for a free round.
The gesture is open to all visiting players who pay the full rate green fee, and suffered rainfall for at least nine holes, or for two hours.
The scheme is designed to run until the end of August.
Matfen Hall’s head professional John Harrison, said: “We know there are many frustrated golfers out there who have looked forward to playing and have just had their round washed out.”
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This week in... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.