Ben Fell Trophy final event of season-long pennant

The Ben Fell Trophy is the final event of the season-long Pennant in the Scarborough District Alliance, and takes place at North Cliff on Saturday March 8.

The best four cards from each club count towards the Pennant, while all eight cards count for the Ben Fell Trophy.

Whitby’s team is: 8:32 Simon Walker & Chris Noble; 8:40 Ian Wiggins & Steve Ellis; 8:48 Dean Bennett & Tam McConville; 8:56 James Jewell & Adam Lyth; 10:40 Colin Upton & Alistair Lyth; 10:48 Martin Shackleton & Dave Upton; 10:56 Mike Coates & Kevin Barker; 11:04 Robin Sisson & Bob Scott. Reserves are Paul Ventress and John Wightman.

Alliance players are reminded that the final fixture of the season is the Am-Am which takes place at Kirkbymoorside on Sunday March 23.

This event has a shotgun start with all teams starting at 9am. Please get your names down on the entry sheet for team selection as soon as possible. In the most recent round at Filey, Whitby’s team did well to finish joint third on an extremely windy day, which made play difficult.

Whitby’s best pair were Robin Sisson and Bob Scott with a very creditable 70.

Both Ian Wiggins and Steve Ellis and Alex Wiggins and his partner Chris Noble had 71, Mike Clarkson and Kevin Barker had 73, Dean Bennett and Tam McConville and James Jewell with John Wightman had 75, and Adam Lyth and Peter Easton had 78.

North Cliff have a convincing lead in the Pennant with an aggregate of 1874, 17 strokes ahead of South Cliff with one round to go. Whitby are in 6th place with 1910.

At home, Paul Warrilow won the Midweek Stableford with 41 points.

Brian Hurst was second with 37 points, and Kevin Barker was the best of those scoring 36 to take third.

Saturday’s Stableford was won by Billy Hardy with and excellent score of 43 points.

Simon Gibson came second just a point behind, and Geoff Cooling took third place with 41.

Ian Wiggins and Alistair Lyth won the Sunday Fourball Betterball with 64.

Paul Ventress and Chris Noble were one stroke behind on 65 and vice-captain Byron Blessed and his partner Simon Walker come third on 67.

Mrs Pat Coakley won £100 in this week’s 200 Club draw.

Visit www.whitbygazette.co.uk for Tony’s Tip.

Tony’s Tip: When the situation in front of you means that neither putting nor playing a chip and run are viable

options, you will have to go for the aerial route.

Always remember that you achieve this through your choice of club (ie taking a club with maximum loft) not through attempting to lift the ball into the air.

This shot carries more risk if things go wrong, so be sure that there is no safer option before playing this shot.