Brown captures King George VI Trophy

RICHARD Brown produced an excellent nett 65 to win the King George V1 Trophy on Wednesday 8th June.

Glen Pears was just one stroke behind on 66, with Steve Foster, Simon Walker and Neil Inglis on 67.

Rabbits’ vice-captain Mick Christie had 69, with club captain Tam McConville and James Jewell on 70.

Many people grumble when the competition is a Bogey (like a match with par as your opponent) but Steve Parkin made light of this with a winning score of 7 up against the card.

Club caterer Bob Scott was second on 5 up, ahead of Richard Jewell, Mike Atack and Steve Swales on 4 up.

Dave Weatherill, Peter Scholey, Garry Walker and Steve Purvis were 3 up.

Garry Walker joined the club on the introductory membership scheme and is obviously finding his feet very well, coming top of the pile in the Rover Cup played on Sunday with nett 67.

Although he takes away the voucher for first place, an introductory member is not eligible to win the silverware, so that honour goes to Graham Wicking with a 69, beating Howard Dean over the back nine holes.

Bill Estill and Paul Ventress had 71 with Phil Mead, Adrian Brown and Geoff Cooling on 72.

The juniors were also playing on Sunday and their competition was the Bogey Trophy.

Jack Scholey was unbeatable with 8 up against the card, which reduces his handicap by four strokes.

Luke Asbury was second with 5 up, Michael Coates was all square and Kieran Noble was one down. Sam Richardson and George Husband were two down, with Lewis Wright 3 down.

There will be a Greensomes Medal on Saturday 18 June, the Club Texas Scramble on Sunday 19 with the Mary Richardson Mixed Greensome in the afternoon and a Midweek Stableford on Wednesday 22.

Members should also note the course will be closed until 4pm on Friday 24 June with a Ladies’ Open Day.

The Rabbits section has thrown open its away dayto Forest Park on 1 July. There are six places available for any member who would like to join in.

The Rabbits have also published the Summer Knockout draw, with the first round matches to be played by 9 July. It is suggested players get in touch with their opponents to arrange their match as soon as possible.

Gentlemen should note the starting sheet for Invitation Day on Saturday 30 July has gone on the board. If you want to secure your preferred time, early booking is recommended.

The seniors best six cards is led at this stage by Alan Scott with an aggregate of 208. Vic Wilson has 207 and Ian Harrison 202. Vic leads the eclectic competition with 56.25, ahead of Ian Harrison and Peter Reynolds on 58.0

Simon Walker won this week’s £100 draw in the 200 Club.

Tony’s Tip: By the time you read this the US Open will have started at Congressional. The US Open courses are always set up the same way, with tight fairways, lush and punishing rough and firm greens which are difficult to hold.

The premium is on accurate hitting, both from the tee and to the greens and the player who can do this the best and hole some putts is the one who will come out on top at the end of four rounds.

You don’t need to play in the US Open to benefit from accurate play! Despite Whitby having virtually no trees, good position off the tee will make the second shot so much easier, allowing you to attack the pins.

Spend the next few rounds trying to identify the best position to place your tee shot, then making a smooth swing to place the ball as near as possible to where you want it.

I’m sure you will see how easier second shots make for a lower score.