Kirk takes final top prize of year

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DAVE Kirk took the top prize in the last of the seasonal Whisky Stablefords on Wednesday 28 December.

His score of 39 points gave him a three point cushion over Steve Purvis in second place.

Mike Harper and Les Underwood had 35 points, with Mike Rothwell and Eric Wilson on 34.

The Stableford on New Year’s Eve was a very closely fought affair with four players tied on 41 points.

Tam McConville won first prize with the best back nine holes, with Colin Rutland second, Les Underwood third and Alistair Lyth fourth.

Brian Grange and Mike Rothwell had 40 points.

There was no Fourball Betterball on New Year’s Day.

In the most recent update on the Sunday scores, Simon Walker leads in the best six cards with 387, just ahead of Bob Scott and Paul Ventress on 388. Dean Bennett is fourth on 394.

In Division One of the eclectic Tam McConville and James Morrison share the lead on 55 with Paul Ventress and Mike Coates just one behind on 56. Dave Weatherill leads Division Two with 57, with Andy Lawler on 58 and Andrew Wood on 59.

Monday’s Pro’s Open Stableford was played in blustery and showery conditions which made scoring difficult.

Paul Ventress took first place with 37 points, beating Hugh Sherrard over the back nine holes.

Andy Lawler won third prize with 35, pushing Colin Jefferson into fourth place on the back nine.

Other scores: 34 Richard Appleton and Steve Parkin; 32 Richard Brown, Terry Wilkinson and Mike Young; 31 Steve Foster, Dave Weatherill, Martin Shckleton, Harvey Richardson and Bob Scott.

The Tigers’ Alliance resumes after the Christmas break with the next event at Filey on Sunday 22 January. The Rabbits’ Alliance meets again at Bridlington on Thursday 26 January.

Members please note the Annual General Meeting will take place at 7.30pm in the club house on Wednesday 25 January.

Tony’s Tip:

If you want to make a reasonable start to your round, make sure you loosen your shoulders before you begin.

Simply turning your upper body as far as you can in each direction - done slowly and gently - while your feet remain on the ground will make a big difference to your mobility early in the round.

It probably doesn’t need me to remind you that the older you get the more time it takes to loosen you up, so don’t be shy - get twisting.