Atkinson claims Whitby Stableford triumph

Alan Atkinson won the Midweek Stableford last Wednesday with a score of 41 points.

Alistair Lyth was second with 40, two clear of Martin Shackleton and Tam McConville. Bill Estill had 37 points.

The competition on Saturday was an Am-Am with the team score made up from the best two nett scores on each hole. The winning team with a score of 127 (15 under par) was Garry Walker, Mike Storr, Richard Brown and Steve Swales. Martin Shackleton, Robin Sisson, Steve Dosdale and Simon Walker were just a single stroke behind and two teams shared third place on 132; Craig Thompson, Steve Thornton, Paul Ventress and Dave Kirk, and a three-man team of Tam McConville, John Hartley and G-Mac himself, Gordon Mackenzie.

Dave Kirk continued his good form, winning the Opening Bogey on Sunday with 5 up against the card. Bob Scott was second with 3 up and John

Hartley recorded 1 up. Mike Coates was 1 down.

The April Medal takes place on Saturday (April 4), the qualifying round for the President’s Putter is on Sunday and there is a Midweek Stableford on Wednesday.

Low-handicappers please note that if you wish to be considered for the club’s scratch team to take part in the qualifying round for the

Yorkshire 7th Division Team Championship at Normanton Park, please get your name down as soon as you can.

If your handicap is between 16 and 28, you are at least 18 years old and would like to join in with a season of both friendly and competitive golf, the Rabbits section is for you. There is a noticeboard dedicated to this section where you can find details of what is available to play in, and section captain Colin Hood would be pleased to talk about what is on offer. There are match sheets for both the Seniors and Rabbits sections on their respective notice boards.Andy Smith won £100 in this week’s draw in the 200 Club.

Tony’s Tip: as play moves on to the proper tees, including the white tees for the more important competitions, it is very easy to overhit when the holes suddenly feel a lot longer. You have the answer in your bag.

Quite simply swing just the same and select a bigger club to use.

Don’t let false pride get in the way (I always use a 7 iron here!) – your scores will show the benefit.