Woodhead fires second round 72 to claim Artillery Cup title
Barnard Castle Golf Club
THE club continues to raise money for charity, with £600 being donated to the Northumbria Blood Bikes on Captain’s Day.
Club captain Ross Law, who had the support of lady captain Joy Pallister, said: “I chose the Blood Bikes after I was very impressed with their presentation at a Rotary event recently.”
The sum raised on Pro’s Day has now gone up to £540, to be donated to the stroke unit of club secretary Stuart Everall’s choice. The former Barnard Castle School teacher continues to make good progress following his stroke.
The club also donated £236 to the Motor Neurone Disease Association after last month’s Seniors Open.
James Woodhead, a product of the club’s junior section, defied sweltering conditions on Saturday to win the 36-hole Artillery Cup.
The six-handicapper shot a one under par 72 in the second round to overhaul first round leader Alistair Dinwiddie, who won the 54-year-old event as far back as 1997.
Woodhead had a 36-hole nett total of 137, two ahead of Dinwiddie, who shot 81 and 88 off his 15 handicap. Joint third on 139 were two-handicapper Craig Hamilton following rounds of 72 and 73 and Richard Hinton with 78 and 76 playing off six.
Paul Dobson narrowly missed qualifying for the national final of the Trilby Tour when he played in the regional event at Carus Green, Kendal. He was in a play-off position until the very last group came in.
The Trilby Tour has become the UK and Europe’s biggest televised amateur golf event, with highlights from Carus Green to be shown on Sky in October. It was founded by William Hunt, a Savile Row outfitter who, for a fee of £285, provides entrants with a Trilby Tour golf bag plus special clothing for the event, including a trilby and a boiler suit for the caddy.
Dobson said: “I had intended it to be a one-off but I enjoyed the day so much I’ll be repeating it next year.”
Two more Barnard Castle members, Mally Craig and Mark Parvin, have progressed to round five of the Daily Mail Foursomes. They won 4 & 2 at home to Consett in the fourth round and will again be at home to Grange over Sands.
Deric Hugill Trophy: Matthew Houghton nett 64; Richard Hinton 66; Nicky Lee-Shield 67.
Pro-am qualifier: Alan Coulthard 40pts, Neil Moore 40, Ben Heys 40.
EGU medal: John Collingwood 82-16-66; Ian Stevens 81-12-69; Michael Weddell 80-10-70.
Captain’s Seniors Cup: David Cook 42; Graham Thomas 41; Colin Stead 40, Ken Hope 40.
Senior Captain’s Cup, round one: David Cook 88-18-70; John Hall 90-20-70; Alistair Dinwiddie 86-15-71.
Team event on Captain’s Day: Best two from three to count on each hole, Olivia Bainbridge, Jackie Hunt and Marion Robinson with 77 Stableford points. Longest drive: Barbara Yorke, nearest the line: Doreen Braithwaite; putting competition: Janet Graham.
First McLuckie and Medal No 7: Melody Wade 102-32-70; Pauline Connelly 87-8-79; Grace Whiteford 98-17-81; Margaret Melrose 100-19-81.
Second Birbeck and Medal No 8: Sue Seddon 90-20-70; Jo Linsley 99-25-74; Pauline Connelly 84-8-76.
Ping competition: Vicky Oliver and Sarah Halpin 41 pts; Jo Linsley and Joy Pallister 39.
Elsie Armstrong Par (bogey competition): Kathryn Archer + 10; Jo Linsley + 3; Melody Wade + 3.