Jewell hits winning score in Stableford

ALTHOUGH the Midweek Stableford on Wednesday was restricted to 15 holes, Dave Jewell still managed to amass 36 points for a winning score.

It was only just good enough, with Kieran Noble scoring 35 and Jim Hall 34.

Dave Upton had 32 with Tam McConville and Matthew Thompson on 31.

Back to eighteen holes last Saturday, Eric Wilson scored 41 points for a convincing win. Dean Bennett was second with 37 with Dave Upton and Steve Parkin taking third and fourth places with 36 points.

Tam McConville finished just out of the prizes on 35, and Chris Wood, Richard Brown and Andy Pearson had 34.

Sunday’s Fourball Betterball was won with a 63 from Andy Pearson and Terry Wilkinson, closely followed by Paul Ventress and Kieran Noble with 64.

Michael McElhinney and Jimmy Witt took third place from Neil Inglis and Simon Walker after they had tied on 66.

In the Eclectic from the Sunday competitions Kieran Noble and James Morrison lead Division One with 56 with Simon Walker and Paul Ventress on 58.

Division Two is led by Mick Christie on 56, Colin Rutland is in second with 57 and Dave Russell and Brian Jamieson are third on 61. Simon Walker leads the best six cards with 388, Kieran Noble is second on 403 and Andy Pearson third on 405.

There will be a Stableford tomorrow, a Fourball Betterball on Sunday and a Midweek Stableford on Wednesday.

The Scarborough and District Alliance gets under way again tomorrow at North Cliff.

The Whitby team hoping to make some progress up the Pennant board is: 8.32 Simon Walker & Neil Inglis; 8.40 Ian Wiggins & Peter Easton; 8.48 Alex Wiggins & Richard Marshall; 8.56 Andy Pearson & Steve Ellis; 10.40 Colin Upton & Dave Upton; 10.48 Dean Bennett & Billy Hardy; 10.56 Bob Scott & Steve Parkin. Reserves: Mike Clarkson, Kevin Barker, Martin Shackleton, Howard Drake.

The next event will be at Bridlington on Saturday 5 February.

A final reminder to all members that the club’s AGM will take place in the club house at 7.30pm on Wednesday.

There will be a ‘pub quiz’ next Friday at a cost of £1 each.

The quiz will start at 8pm and there will be a happy hour from 7pm. Steak Pie will be available at a cost of £3.50.

Mrs S Wright was this week’s lucky winner of £100 in the 200 Club weekly draw.

Tony’s Tip of the Week:

We talk endlessly about the physical moves needed to swing the club and hit the ball, but often not enough attention is given to the mental side of the game.

I’m sure that a lot of players think that a good round just happens by chance and you should enjoy it when it happens, but if you think in the right way you can make the better games happen more often.

Probably the first thing is how you should anticipate the game coming up; we are often told to go into the game with a ‘positive mental attitude’, but you must set yourself a

realistic target or you will be doomed to disappointment.

The approach of ‘I’m going to win today’ is not realistic - you can’t control how

the other player or players will perform.

And so it is almost certain that you will fail again and again.

However if you think ‘today I am going to approach every one of my shots positively’ then you have a good chance of success, you will probably play well and finish well up

the field. Try it!