Britain takes on the USA at Slaley – and it’s free!
Published at 07:35, Wednesday, 18 September 2013
TYNEDALE golf fans will have a ringside seat when top PGA professionals from either side of the Atlantic go head-to-head in their version of the Ryder Cup.
For Great Britain and Ireland will battle it out with America at Slaley Hall for the prestigious PGA Cup next weekend.
The biennial contest, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, will offer three days of pulsating match play drama to rival that of its more famous cousin when it gets under way next Friday.
Featuring a blend of foursomes, fourballs and singles, the ten-man GB&I team features 10 rookies who will be bidding to end a run of three straight wins for the US team, which includes the experienced Mike Small.
America go into the competition full of confidence on the back of successive 17.5– 8.5 wins.
The home team, led by Russell Weir, features Dan Greenwood, the winner of the Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship at Slaley back in June.
The teams will compete for the 18-pound Llandudno International Trophy which was donated to The PGA by the famous Alliss family in the early 1970s.
The event is free to spectators and the schedule is as follows: September 20 and September 21, Foursomes (7.30am-8.06am), Fourball (12.15pm –1pm). September 22, Singles matches (9.30am - 11am).
Hexham Ladies overcame the challenge of their neighbours from Stocksfield to win the TR Percy Trophy, a knockout county competition for teams of seven with a handicap of 21+, five and two.
Elsewhere, the Senior Salver for ladies over 60 and played over 14 holes was won by Lin Cunliffe with a nett score of 57.4. Jennifer Herrmann (57.9) was second and Sue Lishman (60) third.
The August stableford was won by Carole Mortimer (44), with Sarah Longstaff (42) second and Jean Thompson (39) third.
Laura Johnson (86-11-75) was the winner of the silver division of the Medal Nine, with Sue Crawford (85-9-76) and Mary Oliver (92-16-76) following.
The bronze division was won by Judy Hall (95-22-73), with Iris Down (96-21-75) and Paula Forster (98-22-76) in third.
In the men’s section, the annual and tricky three club + putter competition was won by Alfred Carlisle with a score of 38 stableford points. Alf Smith (37) was second followed by I. David Murray (35) in third.
Division one of the Captain’s Stableford was won by Ian Robinson (37) on countback from both Neale Waldock (37) and Adrian Brownless (37).
Division Two was won by Fiona Harrison (40) while George Noble (39) was second and Clifford Watson (37) was third.
Division One of the September Medal was won by Joey Oliver (75-5-70) on countback from Ed Crawford (78-8-70) and Stephen Brown (80-10-70).
Stephen Robinson (88-18-70) won Division Two, with George Noble (90-18-72) edging out Joseph Tulip (85-13-72) on countback.
With 18 teams competing in the Cafe Enna Open at Tynedale, Steve Plemper jnr,Duncan Douglas and brother Tristram amassed 12 birdies with six pars to claim the best gross score of 57.
But the nett winners with 50.75 were club secretary Alan Nelson, supported by on-fire vice captain Stuart Coaten and the steady hand of Pete Brotherwood.
In the RAFA Trophy, Jon Dodd and Gary Sanderson (48) edged past runners-up Gary Brown and Dougie Pearson (48) on countback. Ritchie Kendrick and Cliff McKay (44) were third.
Lesley Tallant (40) won the Ladies’ Captain’s stableford competition, finishing ahead of Anne Scott (33) and Linda Murray (32).
Craig Smith and Martin Crowe (74-9 3/8 - 64 5/8) paired up to clinch the Thirlwall Trophy at Haltwhistle
Second in the greensome competition was the team of David Nicholson and Duncan Wren (76-10 1/2- 65 1/2) with Ian Charlton and Chris Anson (74-7 1/8 - 66 7/8) third.
The September Medals at Allendale brought success for two infrequent winners.
Robin Down was successful in the men's event with an excellent 79-16-63 and Pat Hignell the ladies' with 104-35-69.
Dan Newman, however, proved a repeat winner when his 41 points left him two points clear in the Captain's Putter.
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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.