Last Saturday saw the inaugural Junior Open sponsored by MKM Building Supplies played at Allendale Golf Club. The event, held on a superb day for golf drew some 30 youngsters from clubs across the county, including Rothbury, Bellingham, Warkworth, Bedlingtonshire and Parklands as well as Hexham and Tynedale.
The Open was designed for players under 14 years of age in two categories – those with official CONGU handicaps and those starting out with junior/academy maximum 54 handicaps.
Mr Derek Telfer, Branch Director of MKM Hexham, was on hand to present the prizes to the winner and runner-up in each of these categories:
“Yellow Tees“ winner: Reuben Law, Rothbury; and runner-up Alfie Twelftree, Matfen Hall.
“Blue Tees” winner: Daniel Twizzel, Tynedale; and runner-up James Brison, Hexham.
The photograph features the Allendale Golf Club President Sylvia Milburn and Derek Telfer from MKM Hexham with some of the entrants from the event.
The Club is proud to be hosting the inaugural MKM Junior Open on Saturday 17th June. Valeria Dunn is organising the event and has asked if members could please support the event on the day by volunteering to help things run smoothly for our visitors.
If you are available to help, even for an hour or so, could you please email Valeria on firstname.lastname@example.org
Your help would be very much appreciated.
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.