Whitby Tigers’ Alliance score best on day

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Whitby’s last three pairs returned excellent scores in the Tigers Alliance at Bridlington, contributing to a four-card aggregate of 273 which was the best on the day.

Martin Shackleton and Mark Kerr scored a joint-best of the day 65, finishing in third place over the back nine holes.

The other Whitby scores were: 68 Dave and Colin Upton; 69 Mike Coates and Robin Sisson; 71 Dean Bennett and Tam McConville; 73 James Jewell and Kevin Barker; 77 Byron Blessed and Jem Cockerill; 81 Bob Scott and Peter Easton.

North Cliff were second with 274 ahead of Driffield on 275.

North Cliff lead the Pennant after two fixtures with 535. Filey are second on 542, South Cliff are third with 543 and Whitby are fourth with 547.

The next fixture is at Driffield on Saturday October 18.

Bob Scott won the Midweek Medal with 68, beating Dave Kirk over the back nine. Richard Brown and Chris Batchelor had 69 and Andy Lawler, Dave Upton and Jim Hall 70.

The final Monthly Medal of the season was won by Ian Wiggins in Division One with 68. Neil Coates had 70 and Steve Purvis 72. In Division Two Billy Hardy’s 71 was the best, with David Portwine on 72 and Nigel Aspden on 74.

After being abandoned earlier in the year, the Boynton Trophy was played on Sunday, and Steve Dosdale was the winner with 68, beating Nigel Aspden over the back nine.

Mel Purvis and Andy Lawler had 70, with Tam McConville, Mike Clarkson and Steve Purvis on 71.

Barbara Knaggs won the ladies Sunday Medal with 79, beating Kath Cooling over the back nine. In the last of the men’s knockout finals, Neil Coates beat Ian Wiggins to successfully defend the Jim Cooke Scratch Cup.

The first winter Stableford takes place on Saturday. As usual in the winter competitions there is no starting sheet – just turn up and play.

The qualifying round for the 2015 Daily Mail Foursomes takes place on Sunday, and there is a Midweek Stableford on Wednesday.

In the Rabbits’ section Byron Blessed beat Billy Hardy to win the summer knockout.

In the seniors section Malcolm Walker and Mick Allen had to

go into extra holes to beat Tom Havelock and Ernie Hallett and win the summer pairs.

Dave Baldwin was this week’s winner of £100 in the 200 Club.

Tony’s Tip: As the weather gradually gets colder and you have to wear more clothes to keep warm while playing, make sure that your clothes fit comfortably and do not prevent you from turning and swinging freely.

If everything is too tight there is no way you can make a good swing.