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... 1972Friday, December 15, 1972...
STAFF at five hospitals in the Tynedale area walked out during a strike over pay.
Hexham General, Hexham War Memorial, Haltwhistle War Memorial, Wooley Sanatorium and Prudhoe hospitals, were all affected after the National Union of Public Employees called out their members.
Ancillary staff, including porters, cooks, telephone operators and boilermen joined the 12-hour stoppage with some NUPE members taking part in a protest march in Newcastle.