Success for Beatrice in junior event

PROMISING young golfers in Northumberland weathered the worst of a British summer to take part in a special competition.

The event, held at Belford Golf Club, pitted those youngsters who had taken part in the Northumberland County Academy against each other.

Although the weather was atrocious, spirits stayed high and the course at Belford remained in remarkably good condition.

In the mixed non-handicap section, Beatrice Holliday of Ponteland Golf Club came out on top ahead of Kate Harvey (Tynemouth) and Jospeh Robson (Hexham).

The boys handicap winner was Adam Thomson from Stocksfield Golf Club and City of Newcastle member Emily McLintock was victorious in the girls handicap section.

The County Academy offers a coaching programme to children interested in golf, but who may not be members of a golf club or even have an official handicap yet. For more information, visit