The men's County event for the higher handicaps was played at Ponteland on Saturday in some fine weather. Parklands had 46 players in the field who experienced a course in fine condition and some very slick greens. Scoring was low with the putting testing most of the field. We put up a valiant effort to retain the cup, but despite having 4 players in the top 10, our nearest challenger was Davy Pringle who finished in a very laudable 2nd place. Well done Davy, a great effort.