Wiggins takes Stableford glory at Whitby

Whitby Golf Club professional and Whitby Gazette golf columnist, Tony Mason'w110412
Whitby Golf Club professional and Whitby Gazette golf columnist, Tony Mason'w110412
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The weather at Whitby Golf Club took its toll this week, with torrential rain wiping out Saturday’s Waltz competition and thick fog preventing the WG Robinson Cup from starting on Sunday.

Happily, the Midweek Stableford on 15 May did take place and Sam Wiggins took first place from Dave Upton over the back nine after they tied on 41 points.

Garry Walker had 40, Craig Thompson, Mike Storr, Martin Shackleton and Richard Brown 39, and Byron Blessed and Robin Sisson 38.

Malcolm Walker had an excellent 41 points to win the seniors Silver Salver on Thursday 16.

Peter Davies was close behind him on 40, with Keith Wick on 38, Ernie Hallett on 35 and Tom Havelock and John Wightman on 34.

There will be a Team Stableford on Saturday (25 May), with the best three cards of the four giving the team score.

Sunday’s competition is the Des Burton Betterball, there is a Pro’s Open Stableford on Monday and a Midweek Stableford on Wednesday.

In the ladies’ section, Sue Wessel and Janet Wightman won the Ping betterball Stableford with 36 points.

They beat Karen Fellows and Amanda Ing over the back nine.

Janet Wightman then won the May Par and the Bogey Cup last Thursday with 4 up against the card, well clear of the second player Barbara Knaggs on 1 down.

Karen Fellows was 2 down, with Mandy Coates and Sue Wessel 4 down.

Please note there is a change to the junior coaching.

This will now take place on Thursday afternoons, beginning at 4.30pm on the teaching area by the pro shop, starting the first Thursday after half-term, June 6.

The rabbits’ section is staging a quiz in the clubhouse on 31 May, starting at 8pm.

Entry is £1 and all proceeds go to the Whitby Lions.

Tony’s Tip:

R is for Reverse - a reverse pivot can be very damaging, so try to be sure your weight starts centrally placed, turns to the right side in the backswing then to the left side in the forward swing.