Dean tots up points for Whisky Stableford

THE Whitby Golf Club Whisky Stableford on Wednesday was won by Dean Bennett with 40 points.

The other prize-winners were Robin Sisson on 38, Martin Shackleton with 37 and Simon Grant and Terry Wilkinson on 36.

Just out of the prizes were Peter C Brown on 36, Mike Rothwell with 35 and Mark Kerr on 34.

Simon Walker beat Mike Coates over the back nine after they had tied on 41 points in the Saturday Stableford.

Mel Purvis and Paul Sykes had 40 ahead of John Carter and Mark Greasby on 39 and Dave Batchelor and Richard Appleton on 38.

Having completed the first 10 Stablefords of the winter Billy Hardy has the best 10 card total with 352.

Andy Smith is in second place with 343, Mel Purvis is third on 337 and Mike Rothwell is fourth with 329.

Andy Lawler and Dave Weatherill won Sunday’s Fourball Betterball with 65.

Adrian Brown and Richard Marshall were second on 66 with John Carter and Simon Walker third on 67.

Dean Bennett and Mike Clarkson took the final prize with 68, beating Kieran Noble and Peter Easton over the back nine holes.

There will be a Stableford on Christmas Eve, a Boxing Day Fourball Betterball - entry by wrapped prize to the value of £5 - and a Whisky Stableford on Wednesday 28 December.

Peter Burton and Peter R Davies lead the way in the Seniors Eclectic with 53.25. Colin Fenby is on 55.25.

Peter R Davies leads the Best Six Cards as well with 242, a long way clear of Andy Burbidge in second on 230 and Peter Reynolds on 229.

The 200 Club Super Draw was held on Thursday in conjunction with the Christmas Draw. The winners were: £1,000 Mrs P Landers; £500 JV Witt; £200 M Brown; £100 Mrs M Walker.

Tony’s Tip: having the correct posture helps enormously to swing accurately, powerfully and at the correct depth to make solid

contact with the ball.

Please do not follow the tip you will often hear - imagine you are sitting down on a high stool. This tends in most cases to have the upper body too near the vertical and excess bending at the knees.

Instead tilt the upper body forwards - the hips will swing back as you do this - until the clubhead rests on the ground.

As you separate your feet, flex the knees just a little bit, keeping the hips back. In this position you will be able to see the ball without

dropping your chin down (which blocks the shoulder turn).

Keeping the spine at this angle, turn backwards and forwards and you will make a solid strike at the bottom of the ball time after time.

Happy Christmas!