Quality scores from a quality Whitby course

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THE Scarborough & District Alliance saw the Whitby course at its very best on Sunday and the scoring reflected the quality of the course.

North Cliff led the way with a 61, 10 under par, followed by South Cliff (62) and two Malton pairs on 63.

The leading pair from Whitby were Kieran Noble and Steve Parkin with 65. Malton had the best four-card aggregate with 258, one ahead of North Cliff and a further two ahead of Kirkbymoorside.

Whitby’s aggregate was 267 which finished 8th.

This leaves the Pennant standings as: 781 Kirkbymoorside; 791 Noth Cliff; 794 Filey. Whitby are 8th on 811.

Other Whitby scores: 66 Austin James and Bob Scott, Dean Bennett and Tam McConville; 67 Alex Wiggins and Simon Walker; 68 James Jewell and Kevin Barker; 70 Robin Sisson and Mark Kerr. 71 Ian Wiggins and Mike Clarkson, Eric Wilson and Peter Easton.

The next round is at Flamborough on Saturday 3 November.

At home, no-one played in the Midweek Stableford on Wednesday due to a very wet course after heavy overnight rain.

Saturday’s Stableford was won by Les Spedding with 40 points, giving him a clear win over Les Underwood, Dave Batchelor and Brian Hurst on 36. Eric Wilson and Tam McConville had 35, Paul Ventress, Steve Purvis and Andy Pearson 34 and Billy Hardy and Mike Rothwell 33.

The next Winter Stableford is on Saturday (27 Oct). The first of the Winter Fourballs is on Sunday 28 - don’t forget to put your clocks back one hour or you’ll have a long wait. Put your name on the entry list ready for the draw for partners at 4pm on Saturday afternoon.

There will be a Midweek Stableford on Wednesday 31 October.

Janet Wightman won the ladies’ October Stableford on Thursday with 29 points.

Karen Fellows and Susan Bennison had 24, and Marjorie Mackenzie, Sheena Hamilton and Barbara Mahan had 23.

The club’s Prize Presentation takes place in the club house on Friday (26 Oct) beginning at 7.30pm.

All are welcome to watch the prizes being handed out and there is no charge for attending.

The annual dinner dance will be held at Raithwaite Hall Hotel on Saturday 24 November. Tickets can be bought from the club bar.

John Blackett won £100 in this week’s 200 Club draw.

Tony’s Tip: don’t fall into the trap of underestimating the distance as playing conditions change. With colder air meaning that the ball doesn’t fly as far and softer ground giving less run on the ball you could well need up to two clubs more to cover the same distance as you would in summer.