Clock goes back 30 years at Stocksfield
Published at 09:09, Monday, 25 June 2012
Stocksfield Golf Club held its first pro-am for almost 30 years on Friday and the day was a tremendous success despite the heavy rain.
This success was largely due to the tireless efforts of the greens staff who provided an excellent course and, more importantly keep it playable despite the adverse conditions.
The winning team were Helping Hands B with 125 points being accumulated by Vincent Guest, Simon Martin, Ben Lee and Martyn Henderson.
Just one point behind in second place were the Captain’s Crew of Steven Harrison, Richie Armstrong, Steven Jewitt,and Geoff Ellison while third were the Kris Grey Crew on 127, comprising Darren Crowle, Kris Grey, and Steve Blacktin.
The £1,000 first prize was won by Paul Fiddes with an excellent 68 (ChemDry Service Clean), while second equal on 69s were David M. Clark (F1 Signs and Digital) and Martin W Forster (PCC Systems) with 69s.
Nearest the pin prizes went to Dave Harvey and Ant Howden, while the longest drive was despatched by Simon Martin.
The event ran smoothly thanks in no small part to the organisers and their many helpers.
The club wishes to thank all of the sponsors especially the main sponsor ‘Hadrian Group’ for making the event possible and also the NE/NW PGA for organising the pros and handling the scoring.
Runaway winner of the Stanegate Shield at Haltwhistle was Ian Charlton on 72-10-62.
Five strokes behind in second place was Chris Anson on 77-10-67, with Duncan Wren third on 80-12-68
The 36-hole Stanegate Trophy went to Keith Mather with 140 nett.
Trevor Jackson was second on 143, beating Richard Watters into third place on countback.
However, the 36 hole strokeplay gross competition for the club championship was won by Richard Watterson 149.
That put him three clear of runner up Philip Dalton, with Trevor Jackson third on 155.
A mainly dry day was enjoyed when Hexham Ladies’ section played for the Ethel Cunliffe Trophy - a pleasant surprise given the weather of late.
The pairs played a four ball better ball and finishing on top with 43 points were Mary Oliver and Pat Borthwick.
Jean Thompson and Janet Joyce were second on 39, one ahead of third placed Sue Crawford and Anne Bayly.
The Constance Sparks Remembrance Bowl was played over two consecutive days, and once again the weather was kind to most players – except the few who played late on Monday evening.
Nett rounds of 73 and 79 saw victory go to Sue Crawford with 152 nett.
Second was Mary Williams, with 81 and 72 giving her 153, while Jenny Stewart was third on 156 with nett rounds of 77 and 79 .
The fifth monthly medal saw Janet Joyce take the silver division honours with 98 - 20 -78, followed by Sue Crawford on 89 - 10 - 79, and Viv Younger on 95 - 15 -80. However, the best score of the day came from bronze division winner Mary Williams with 97 - 25 - 72.
Runners-up was Kate Coatsworth on 101-23-78, with Jenny Stewart third on 108-29-79.
In something of a benefit weekend for Dan Newman, this young golfer won Saturday's Wilkinson Trophy at Allendale with 36 points to the 35 of club champion Richie Rutherford.
Then, with Johnny Birchall, he added Sunday's Deneholme Bowl, the pair's formidable nett 53 giving them a three-stroke margin over Robin Down and Bob Bell (56).
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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.