Category Archives: Competitions

Start of the 2017 Season

The following has been submitted to the Hexham Courant for inclusion in the next edition.  I don’t expect the full text to survive the editor’s red pen 🙂

After a seemingly never-ending winter, the golf season has finally got started again in the hills above Allendale. On Saturday morning, 1st April, the golf club’s new Gents Captain for 2017, Johnny Birchall, was paired with the new Ladies Captain, Pat Hignett to take on the Chairman’s team in a closely fought competition over 9 holes – the Captains’ team winning by 156 Stableford points to 152. The picture shows Pat Hignett to the left, Johnny Birchall to the right and to the far right, Derek Telfer, the Branch Director of MKM Hexham, who kindly donated six replacement road signs for the various approaches to the club from Allendale, Allenheads and over the top of the hill from Park Gates.

The club treasurer, Robin Down, said “we greatly appreciate the support given by MKM – our old signs were looking weather-worn after ten years of Allen Valley winters and their replacement with modern hard wearing materials means that they not only look excellent but demonstrate to anyone passing by that we are a thriving golf club. Without the generous support of MKM, it is unlikely that we would have ended up with such professional and well-presented signage” (designed and produced by Top Signs, Hexham).

The following day, Sunday April 3rd, an enthusiastic band of members gathered to start the season in earnest with the first full competition of the year. Under glorious blue skies Ron Jamieson won the April Medal on count back with a net 64 from second place Rod Milburn. Peter Robinson was third with a net 65. Richie Rutherford achieved the lowest gross score of 69, and a net 65. The close competition and low scoring was a reflection of the excellent condition of the course and Allendale’s equatorial climate.

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Online Tee Booking

The BRS online tee booking system has now been implemented for our club.  For members, this means tees can be reserved and Opens booked and paid for in advance.

To reserve tees as a member, you will need to register with the system using your CDH number as your username:
BRS Member Registration (also accessible from the website – Members dropdown menu)

Booking and paying for Opens in advance is completed here:
Book Opens (also accessible from the website – Allendale Opens 2017 on the home page).

While the primary purpose of this system is to simplify tee booking and payment for visitors, there are significant benefits to the club if members also make use of this facility.


2017 Fixtures

The 2017 Fixtures have now been keyed into the website Calendar – go to Members dropdown menu and click Fixtures.

Let me know if you spot any errors – all entries had to be retyped as there is no easy import mechanism.  However, export to your own calendar is supported – go to the website’s homepage, scroll down the right hand sidebar until you reach “Upcoming Events” and then click the Add button.  This presents a number of export options including Google, Outlook, Apple etc – it certainly works to Google’s calendar, I have not tried any others.

There are some dates yet to be confirmed e.g. Presentation Night.