Autumn Categories

News item created on 08 September 2018   
The 2018 Autumn Categories were played at Blyth on 6th September.
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61 ladies from clubs across the county with handicaps ranging from 2 to 37 took part. The day was mixed weather wise with the best in the morning. Unfortunately the higher category players got the brunt of the downpours in the mid-afternoon. The course played very well, our congratulations to the greens staff. The CSS was 72, one below par so there were some cracking scores, the full list can be found on the competition page of the County web site. There were a myriad of trophies up for grabs:

The Brimm Cigarette Box for best gross Categories 1&2&3 and the Willey Trophy for best nett Categories 1&2 was won by the County Captain Candy Brown (Parklands) with 80 nett 73. Samantha Taylor (Tynemouth) was 2nd best gross with 80, losing out on the back nine, and Helen Cooper (Arcot Hall) 2nd best nett with 74.

The Nancy Wardropper Trophy for best nett in Category 3 was won by Christine Ellison of Slaley Hall with 86 nett 71 with the better back nine to runner up Lynda Golightly also of Slaley Hall with 89 nett 71.

The Vice President Trophy for best gross in Categories 4&5&6 and the Dr Crowther Trophy for best nett in Category 4 was won by Clare Stephenson (Morpeth) with a tremendous 89 nett 65. Runner up was Ciaran Hannon (Parklands) with 91 nett 70.

The Welsh/Moralee Trophy for best nett Category 5 was won by Lynn Christie (Blyth) with 111 nett 77.

The team Coronation Silver Medal was won by Parklands (Candy Brown, Lilian Allison, Vicky Corner & Kath Morpeth) with a combined gross of 346. The team Coronation Bronze Medal was also won by Parklands (Ciaran Hannon, Anne Heatley, Denise Swindlehurst & Maureen Jenkins) with combined gross of 396.

Out thanks to County Past President and Blyth member Anne Goodwill and Sue Winslow the Blyth Vice-Captain for welcoming the players and presenting the trophies. Well done to the County competitions team of Patricia Luckey, Gill Davison, Chris Nicholson, Carol Mair and Yvonne Coutts for the organisation and management of a very successful day. Thanks also to everyone who supplied a raffle prize, bought tickets and raised a superb £110 for the County.