Jewell and Marshall ‘outstanding’ in Tigers Alliance

Whitby Golf Club professional, Tony Mason
Whitby Golf Club professional, Tony Mason
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James Jewell and Richard Marshall had an outstanding game in the Tigers Alliance at Kirkbymoorside on Saturday,

scoring 62 and finishing second, just losing out on first place over the back nine holes.

Individual scores: 62 Malton, Whitby, Filey.

Team scores: 260 Kirkbymoorside, Driffield; 261 North Cliff, Filey, Malton, Whitby. Pennant standings: 1325 North cliff; 1344 Filey; 1350 Driffield, (1365 Whitby joint 5th). The Tigers Alliance now has its traditional break.

Frazer Seaton won the Midweek Stableford with 43 points, closely followed by Steve Ingleston on 42. Liam Kirkbride had 40 with Dave Jewell and Bob Scott on 39.

Saturday’s Stableford was won by Peter Easton with 42 points. Dave Upton was his nearest challenger on 40, with Andrew Dent, Alan Atkinson and Steve Purvis on 39.

Mick Allen and Neil Coates had 38. Ian Wiggins and Bob Scott proved to be a good pairing, scoring 65 to win the Fourball Betterball on Sunday morning. Mike Young and Andy Lawler had a better back nine than Simon Walker and John Carter, so took second after they had tied on 66.

Howard Dean and Kevin Barker were fourth with 67.

The ladies and seniors joint Poppy Day competition raised £180 for the Royal British Legion. There will be the usual Stableford on Saturday, Fourball on Sunday and Midweek Stableford on Wednesday.

The men’s trophies will be presented in the club house on Friday December 5; 7.30pm.

The ladies’ prizes will be given out following the Christmas competition and lunch on Tuesday December 16.

Mrs Lawler won £100 in this week’s 200 Club draw.

Tony’s Tip: one of the main differences between golf and the majority of competitive sports is that no-one directly affects your ball or your shot.

No opponent is going to tackle you, or hide your ball behind a tree, or hurry you into hitting the ball off-balance.

The only influence an opponent has is mental, from pressure exerted by hitting a good shot, and that only works if you let it. It is an acquired skill, but try to play your shot in the way you have decided, don’t let the situation push you into bad thinking.