BYRON Blessed continued his run of good form with a win in the Midweek Medal last Wednesday, scoring 41 points.
Jimmy Witt was his closest challenger with 36, Bill Estill and David Brown had 35, and Mike Simpson and Dave Upton had 34.
The winter series of Stablefords concluded on Saturday with a four-man team Stableford.
The winning team with a best three card total of 122 was Billy Hardy, Steve Purvis, Mel Purvis and Graham Robinson.
This gave them a three-point cushion over Peter Scholey, Brian Jamieson, Paul Mendelsohn and John Carter on 119 and a further two clear of Michael Coates, Luke Asbury, Lewis Wright and Kieran Noble on 117.
The individual scores counted as the last possible round in the best ten cards and Eric Wilson had a resounding win with a total of 384, 12 ahead of Kevan Little on 372.
Dave Upton had 366, Steve Dosdale 364 and Kieran Noble 358.
Sunday’s Bogey opened the main playing season and Dean Bennett will be pleased to get a win under his belt straightaway with 3 up against the card.
Six players had 2 up, with Kevin Barker taking second, James Morrison third and Andy Pearson fourth over the last nine holes. Graham Wicking, Richard Appleton and Steve Purvis also had 2 up, and Byron Blessed, Austin James, Dave Weatherill, Adrian Brown and Mick Christie had 1 up.
There will be an Opening Stableford on Saturday (26 Mar), a Texas Scramble on Sunday (27 Mar) - remember to put your clocks forward - and a Midweek Stableford on Wednesday (31 Mar).
The Tigers finished their winter Alliances with an Am-Am at Flamborough. Howard Drake, Steve Ellis, Neil Inglis and Paul Ventress were the best team from Whitby with eight under par.
Ian Wiggins, Tam McConville, Peter Easton and Dean Bennett were 4 under, and Andy Pearson, Simon Grant, Austin James and James Jewell were 3 under.
The Rabbits’ section has arranged an Away Day on Friday 1 July at Forest Park, York.
For £40 you can get 27 holes of golf, full catering and prizes, so if this appeals to you put your name on the entry sheet in the locker room.
There is still time to put your name down for the away match against Saltburn on Friday 15 April.
This match starts at 3pm.
Peter C Brown won £100 in this week’s draw in the 200 Club.
Tony’s Tip: As we approach the time of year when the ball must be played as it lies, remember that the secret of getting the ball into the air however it is lying is to brush the ball with a slightly downwards swing arc, letting the loft of the club do the work. If you try and lift the ball into the air all you will do is top it!