Whitby alliance golfers’ new date for Sunday

Whitby Golf Club professional, Tony Mason
Whitby Golf Club professional, Tony Mason

The Alliance round at Scarborough South Cliff was postponed on Sunday as had the previous round at Whitby – it will now be played on Sunday.

The club’s first game in the Mail on Sunday Classic is at Hunley Hall and will be played on Sunday with the first game going out shortly after 11am.

The team is Bob Scott, Paul Ventress, Mike Coates (captain), Mel Purvis and Steve Purvis. Bill Estill won the Midweek Stableford with 38 points, beating Terry Wilkinson who had 37.

Brian Jamieson and John Hartley both scored 36, with Brian taking third place with the better back nine holes.

Saturday’s Stableford saw a three-way tie on 42 points. Simon Walker took first place with 23 points on the back nine, Mike Harper was second with 21 and Brian Jamieson came third with 17.

Steve Swales won the final prize with 41 points. In the best ten cards on Saturdays, Tam McConville has increased his lead by one stroke.

His total of 382 is four better than Steve Purvis, with Robin Sisson unchanged on 365.

Jim Hall has 364, Steve Swales 361 and Bob Scott 360. Mike Harper has moved up to 358 with Brian Jamieson on 356.

John Hartley and Chris Noble won the Fourball Betterball on Sunday with 62, a four-stroke

margin over Adrian Brown and Terry Wilkinson in second place. Bill Estill and Jem Cockerill came third with 68.

Karen Fellows won the ladies Stableford with 19 points over nine holes. Marjorie Mackenzie, Barbara Knaggs, Doreen Richardson and Sue Wessel all had 17 points. Simon Walker won the 200 Club draw for £100.

Tony’s tip:

Problems hitting the ground before you hit the ball?

There are several things to check, any of which could help you.

Firstly be aware of maintaining your height at an even level throughout the swing – no dipping; second, begin with your weight evenly spread between your feet, then make sure that your weight is turning forwards onto your

left foot as you are striking the ball; thirdly, begin with your hands fractionally ahead of the ball at address, then make sure that they are also slightly ahead of the ball at impact; finally maintain quite a firm grip in both hands from beginning to end.