Whitby announce team for Tigers’ Alliance

The Rabbits Alliance played at Driffield last week in the latest round of the Winter Alliance.

With scores of 67 (Mel Purvis & Billy Hardy), 71 (Chris Noble & Howard Dean) and 74 (Nigel Aspden & Paul Mendelsohn), Whitby’s team is in fourth place on 422 after two events. North Cliff lead the way on 395 with South Cliff on 416 and Malton on 419.

The best pair on the day were from North Cliff with 63.

Whitby’s team to play at Malton in the Tigers Alliance on Saturday (Nov 1) is: 8:24 Simon Walker & Paul Ventress; 8:32 James Jewell & R Scott; 8:40 Richard Brown & Byron Blessed; 10:24 Mike Coates & Steve Thornton; 10:32 Dean Bennett & Steve Ellis; 10:40 Robin Sisson & Peter Easton.

Reserves: Dave Upton, Richard Marshall, John Wightman. The next round is at Kirkbymoorside on Saturday November 15.

At home, Bill Estill won the Midweek Stableford with 41 points. John Carter and Jim Hall had 40, Bob Scott and Kevin Barker had 39 and Brian Hurst 38.

Saturday’s Stableford was won by Billy Hardy with an excellent 44 points, ahead of Tam McConville and Bob Scott on 39. Steve Purvis, Liam Kirkbride and Frazer Seaton had 38 with Mike Harper on 37.

The second winter Fourball Betterball was won by Colin Rutland and Tam McConville with 66. Peter Easton and Brian Jamieson took second place over the back nine after a tie with Andy Lawler and Adrian Brown on 68.

Tam McConville and Adrian Brown had Twos.

There will be the usual Saturday Stableford, Sunday Fourball and Wednesday Midweek Stableford for the men, and the ladies have the November Medal on Tuesday.

Susan Bennison won the ladies October Stableford with 34 points. Marjorie Mackenzie and Wendy Hurworth had 31.

The weekly draw for £100 in the 200 Club was won by Colin Rutland.

Tony’s Tip: a very common mistake and one that is easily overlooked is to let go of the club with your left hand at the top of the backswing.

A good clue to when this is happening is the tendency to develop a hole in your glove.

I would recommend hitting some practice shots gripping the club very lightly apart from the last two fingers of the left hand.

Don’t worry about the quality of shots you hit – what is important is to highlight the feeling of the left

hand remaining firm throughout the swing.