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... 1885Saturday, June 20th, 1885
Over 2,000 people attended the Temperance Gala held at Greencroft Park, Haltwhistle.
Led by the Bardon Mill Brass Band, 12 temperance societies paraded through the town, prior to an open air meeting in the park.
During the event the Rev. J.M. Russel condemned the House of Commons for rejecting a proposal to increase taxes on spirits and beer.