WHEN the draw for Sunday’s Fourball Betterball paired club captain Tam McConville with Simon Walker, both prolific winners in club competitions, it was obvious that a good score was likely.
However I don’t think anyone would have predicted a 56 – 15 under par.
Needless to say this was the winning card, leaving Bob Scott and Howard Drake in second place on 61, beating Kieran Noble and Denis Roper over the back nine holes. Mike Clarkson and Richard Appleton had 64 to come fourth.
The Midweek Stableford last Wednesday was won by Alastair Lyth with 39 points, beating Robin Sisson over the back nine. Richard Brown, Richard Barker and Richard Hutton had 38, Martin Shackleton and Richard Appleton 37 and Dave Jewell, Paul Mendelsohn and Bob Scott 36.
Luke Asbury has seen his handicap come down steadily this season and his 42 points in the Stableford on Saturday 29 October took it to 19.
Peter Scholey and Kevan Little had 38 with Colin Jefferson one behind on 37. Brian Grange, Mike Harper and Mark Kerr had 36, with Dave Jewell, Richard Young and Robin Sisson on 35.
There will be the usual Stableford today, Fourball Betterball on Sunday and Midweek Stableford on Wednesday.
Please note that the Scarborough and District Alliance is playing at Whitby on Sunday 13 November, not this Sunday as shown in the club diary, and the course will be closed until 12.30pm on that day.
Dean Bennett and Tam McConville had an excellent 66 at Flamborough on Saturday in the Scarborough and District Alliance, but it wasn’t quite good enough to get among the prize-winners.
D Bradshaw and A Scott of Filey had a 64, with I Nichol and D Gilbank, also Filey, and J Spanton and S Cook of Kirkbymoorside on 65.
This gave Filey the best aggregate on the day with 263, ahead of North Cliff (266) and Kirkbymoorside (269).
Whitby had 272 and finished joint fifth. Malton & Norton have the lead in the Pennant with 790; 792 North Cliff; 801 South Cliff and Filey.
Whitby lie in 6th place on 809.
The other Whitby scores were: 67 Martin Shackleton & Eric Wilson; 69 Colin Upton & Simon Grant; 70 Paul Ventress & Bob Scott; 72 Simon Walker & Richard Marshall; 76 Ian Wiggins & Peter Easton, Kevin Barker & Andy Pearson.
As mentioned above the next round is at Whitby on Sunday 13 November.
You have just enough time to read this and get to the golf club for a pre-Bonfire night quiz tonight.
The quiz starts at 8pm with happy hour leading up to that.
There will be a baked potato buffet available.
Angie Key won the 200 Club monthly draw for £200.
AS the weather conditions soften the course and colder, damper air makes the ball fly less far through the air, you have to be prepared to take longer clubs to reach your target.
Pride mustn’t come into the equation; just because you use a seven-iron from the 150-yard marker in midsummer, you can’t expect to reach with the same club in the winter months.
So be flexible in your thinking, and score better as a result.