Shearer in the swing of things at Slaley event
Published at 09:09, Monday, 15 October 2012
NEWCASTLE United and England legend Alan Shearer led a star-studded line-up at a charity golf day at Slaley Hall.
The striker teed off along with other sporting celebrities to raise funds at the Prince’s Trust Benfield Annual Golf Tournament to support disadvantaged youngsters across the North-East.
The star-studded event, one of the most important regional fundraisers in the youth charity’s calendar, also attracted Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards, former footballer Gareth Southgate, Durham and England cricketer Steve Harmison and TV personality Ralf Little.
Shearer said: “The Prince’s Trust helped more than 3,700 young people in the North-East last year, giving them the skills and confidence to get a job.
“I’m proud to take part in the annual golf tournament again this year to raise vital funds to help The Trust continue the great work it does in the region.”
Over 300 guests enjoyed full access to the golf event, a champagne reception and a trophy presentation, with more than £20,000 raised in total.
Meanwhile, in the Stocksfield Golf Club match play finals, the Robson Cup was won by Gary Thomson who beat Tom Elliot. who continued his winning streak the next day by beating Clive Rogerson in the final of the Cluny Cup.
In the Trail Trophy, Rob Hollings beat Steve Cram and, in the New Clubhouse Trophy, the pairing of Stephen Jewitt and Richie Armstrong beat Darren Brewis and Tony Howden.
The Stobo-Miller mixed foursomes trophy was won by the pairing of Chris Hartley and Anne Murphy who beat Peter and Jo Blackburn in the final.
In the Ladies’ Robson Cup, Sonia Kennedy beat Christine Roberts and in the Juniors Wren Trophy Sam Wilkinson defeated Adam Thomson.
The Stocksfield Stag Trophy was won by Robbie Pringle with 89-19-70, while the sweep was won by Cairns Kettles with a score of 79-13-66. He was followed by Trevor Walker and Richard Lee with net 69s.
Stephen Tearse won the Millennium Bowl with an excellent score of 44 points, followed by Roger Jones and Gary Thomson each with 41.
In the Fred Punshon competition, the week 22 winner with 37 was Gordon McArthur, just ahead of Fred McDonald and Alex Johnson each with 36.
The Ladies’ Pat Robson Bowl and Towers Trophy was won by Carole Smith with 29, closely followed by Linda Soulsby and Liz Hartley on 28 each.
Tynedale’s dynamic duo of PGA professional Martin Forster and vice captain Ritchie Kendrick scooped a prestigious northern trophy. They lifted the W, Waugh Memorial Trophy at the Northumberland and Durham Golf Alliance meeting, held at South Shields, with 42 points.
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