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Provincial Golf Challenge

This year the Joseph Miller Challenge Cup was held at Heworth Golf Club, where the Province of Durham were hoping to regain the Cup which was won by the Province of Northumberland last year. This is an annual event hosted alternatively each year between the two Provinces and provides a healthy rivalry for all taking part.

Organiser and Captain Martin Rankin had requested that all arrive early for tea and coffee with bacon butties the order of the day. After refreshments and a good old chin wag it was time to get down to business and head for the first Tee Box.

The golf was enjoyed by all and unlike previous years where the heavens had opened and soaked everyone playing, a dull but dry weather day ensued and a variety of scores was forthcoming from both teams.

After completion of playing all golfers sat down to a hearty sausage and mash meal and swapped stories of how their games had been.

The scores were calculated, and Durham were declared winners and so regained the Cup which was proudly accepted by Martin from Northumberland Captain Gary Burton. A special mention to Gary who carded the highest score of 39 points, winning him a 4 ball voucher to play at Whickham Golf Club.

The raffle and other donations raised a total of £220.00 which is to be presented to the Great North Air Ambulance. Many thanks for raffle donations and a special mention to Heworth Golf Club for donating a 4 ball voucher.

A great day enjoyed by all. Please keep your eye out for next year’s fixture. Stronger Together

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