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... 1950Friday, December 15, 1950....
THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.