Alliance set to restart after break

BOTH the Whitby Golf Club Tigers and Rabbits Alliances get going again this month after the Christmas break, with the Tigers playing at Scarborough South Cliff on Sunday 27 January and the Rabbits at Bridlington (Belvedere) on Thursday 24 January.

The entry sheets for these competitions are on their respective noticeboards.

At home, Tam McConville won the Midweek Stableford last Wednesday with 33 points over 15 holes. Mike Coates and Bill Estill had 30, John Carter

29 and Jimmy Witt 28. Luke Asbury scored 27 and Martin Shackleton 26.

Saturday’s Stableford was won by Ivor Ross with 35 points, beating Simon Gibson over the back nine holes.

Jim Hall and Mike Rothwell had 33, ahead of Kevan Little, Tam McConville and Colin Fenby on 32.

Graham Bedford, Les Underwood, Richard Barker, Andy Pearson, Peter C Brown and Colin Rutland all had 31 points.

The Fourball Betterball on Sunday morning was won by Darren Woods and Simon Walker with 50.

Dean Bennett and Luke Asbury were second with 51, beating Mike Coates and Dave Kirk over the back nine, with John Hartley and Michael McElhinney taking fourth place on 53.

At this stage of the winter season, Mike Coates leads Division One of the eclectic with 57, from Tam McConville on 58 and Kieran Noble on 59.

Division Two is led by Chris Noble on 59, ahead of Andy Lawler on 60 and Dave Kirk on 61.

Dean Bennett leads the best six cards with an aggregate of 322 with Richard Marshall on 331 and Dave Kirk on 333.

There will be the usual Stableford on Saturday (12 Jan), a Fourball Betterball on Sunday and a Midweek Stableford on Wednesday.

Vic Wilson leads the Seniors best six cards at the halfway point of the season with 219, from Morris Crosland on 216 and Andrew Burbidge on 215.

Sunday was a propitious day for member Bob Reynolds. Asked by the Captain to draw out the number to win the 200 Club’s weekly prize, Bob drew his own number out.

Tony’s Tip: in the first of an alphabetical series, A is for Attitude.

It is so important at any level to go out to play with the right attitude.

If you are thinking ‘there’s no way I can beat this opponent, he’s much better than me’ I can guarantee that will be self-fulfilling.

Equally ‘I’m playing badly at the moment, I’ve no chance in the Medal today’ will prove to be correct.

Remember that no-one else hits your ball, so your opponent can’t influence you. How you played yesterday doesn’t mean that you will play the same today.

Go out with positive but achievable thoughts like making you smoothest swing, hitting good, solid shots and just see how the round works out.