City of Newcastle top of the pile in Dixon Cup

City of Newcastle finished off a winning season with victory in the Dixon Cup at Newbiggin.

Competing against the four other North East men’s league winners, City produced a strong team performance to win by 19 shots as Teesside champions Bishop Auckland finished in second place. City of Newcastle’s James Walmsley picked up the President’s Trophy for the best individual score with his round of 70.

City of Newcastle earned their place in the Dixon Cup by topping the Newcastle & District Golf League for a sixth consecutive time, finishing 10 points clear of Newcastle United.

Meanwhile, Bishop Auckland topped the Teesside and District Union of Golf Clubs League, finishing 25 points clear of Eaglescliffe to win the club’s third consecutive division one title. Wynyard topped division two, while Barnard Castle topped division three.

In the North Durham league, Durham City led the way in division one, beating Heworth by 20 points. Ramside won promotion by topping division two, while Whickham topped division three. Durham City club captain Dave Liddell said: “A fantastic achievement in a very competitive league. With some new players breaking into the team for the first, it was a team effort all the way. With a larger than normal pool of team players, and players already showing promise in the junior team, the future looks bright”. The club’s juniors also won the North West Durham league title this year.

Goswick claimed top spot in the North Northumberland league, finishing 23 points clear of Bamburgh Castle as Seahouses claimed top spot in division two. 

Finally, Stocksfield retained the Hadrian League trophy on the final night of the season, picking up a 12-0 win over Westerhope to deny Close House and Hexham a chance to catch them at the top of the table – Close House beating Hexham 12-0 to finish just one point behind.