Kerr tops three-way tie in midweeker

Whitby Golf Club professional, Tony Mason
Whitby Golf Club professional, Tony Mason

In an exceptionally low-scoring Midweek Medal, Mark Kerr came out on top in a three-way tie on 64.

Liam Kirkbride came second and Chris Shardlow third. Garry Walker and Ian Wiggins had 66.Saturday’s Captain’s Fourball Betterball was won by Colin Fenby and Brian Jamieson with an 11 under par 61. Ian Cowie and Peter Brown took second place on the back nine after they had tied with Brian Grange and Haydn Harker on 64. Alan Atkinson and Richard Appleton had 65.

Sue Wessel continued her rich vein of form, winning the Smales Cup with 75.

Maureen Eglon had 76 and Doreen Richardson 77.

The May Par and Bogey Cup were won by lady captain Amanda Ing with 5 up against the card. Doreen Richardson was close behind with 4 up, and Wendy Hurworth and Sue Wessel were all square.

The fixtures this week start with a Captain’s Betterball on Saturday, followed by the WG Robinson Cup on Sunday.

The seniors play for the Memorial Trophy on Tuesday, followed by the ladies’ June Medal. There is a Midweek Stableford on Wednesday, and the ladies have a Summer Aggregate on Thursday.

Friday sees the first Seniors Open Day, with the course closed for this competition until 2.30pm. The 200 Club winner of £100: Miss J Fairey.

Tony’s Tip: we all love to see the grass growing – a sure sign of the better weather! Unfortunately there is a downside as the rough starts to get longer and thicker than it has been all winter. When you’re in the rough it is important not to be too greedy with your club selection, but take a club with plenty of loft to make sure that you get the ball out and onto the short stuff.

To help avoid getting a lotof grass between the club and the ball, play the ball a bit further back in your stance and hit a little more sharply down into the ball.