Brown winner of last medal of season

THE last Midweek Medal of the 2011 season at Whitby Golf Club was won by Matty Brown with nett 70 on a breezy and challenging day.

John Hartley had 71, with Richard Barker, Paul Ventress, Robin Sisson, John Carter and Mike Rothwell on 72. Paul Mendelsohn and Bob Scott had 73.

Mike Rothwell won the first of the Winter Stablefords with an excellent 44 points. Paul Sykes and Mike Coates had 43, with Paul Ventress and Mel Purvis on 42. Dave Upton, Kevan Little and Richard Young had 40.

James Morrison and Andy Pearson won the first Winter Fourball with 66, beating Dave Weatherill and partner Simon Walker and Bob Scott and his partner Dave Kirk over the back nine holes.

There will be a Stableford on Saturday, a Fourball Betterball on Sunday and a Midweek Stableford on Wednesday (19 Oct).

Dean Bennett and James Jewell won the final of the Milburn Foursomes on Saturday, beating Neil Coates and Colin Upton on the 18th hole.

Neil won the final of the Jim Cooke Scratch Cup, beating Paul Ventress by 3 & 1.

In the seniors’ knockouts, Colin Fenby won the singles, beating Vic Wilson in the final. Peter Reynolds and Vic Wilson won the final of the doubles, beating Ian Harrison and Terry Hatton in the final.

The Whitby team to play at Malton in the Scarborough & District Alliance on Saturday 15 October is: 9.36 Alex Wiggins & Tam McConville; 9.44 Ian Wiggins & Peter Easton; 9.52 Kevin Barker & Andy Pearson; 10.00 Simon Walker & Richard Marshall; 11.28 Paul Ventress & Bob Scott; 11.36 Dave Upton & Steve Ellis; 11.44 Colin Upton & Simon Grant. Reserves: Martin Shackleton, Dean Bennett, Dave Richardson, Eric Wilson.

Vice-captain Terry Wilkinson won £100 in this week’s draw in the 200 Club.

Tony’s Tip: one of the most difficult things to do is to remain patient when you are playing, and not try to ‘force’ your score.

Try to play one shot at a time; hit the fairway, then hit the green, then try to hole the putt.

If you try to push for birdies all the time, you will usually end up with bogeys or worse through being too aggressive.