Stunning score nets cup for Whitby’s Eglon

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

Chris Eglon won Sunday’s WG Robinson Cup at Whitby Golf Club with a stunning gross 74 nett 63 in wet and blustery conditions.

His nearest challengers, Sam Wiggins, James Jewell and men’s captain Byron Blessed were an amazing eight shots back on 71. Robin Sisson and Dean Bennett had 72, with Dean Dale, Alan Atkinson and Richard Brown on 73.

Earlier in the week, A Lax won the Pro’s Open with 40 points, from Richard Brown on 39, and Brian Jamieson, Mike Storr, Mike Coates and MartinShackleton had 37 points. Janet McGeehin was the leading lady in the competition with 36 points.

The Midweek Stableford was won by Brian Jamieson with a score of 44 points, giving him a four-point margin over Howard Dean and Jem Cockerill. Paul Warrilow, Ian Cowie, Brian Grange and Stephen Duncalfe had 39 pts.

Alan Atkinson and partner Des Donnelly won the Captain’s Betterball on Saturday with an 11 under par score of 60. Their playing partners Simon Walker and Richard Appleton were second with 63.

Robin Sisson and Liam Kirkbride had 66, Richard Barker and Garry Walker had 67 and Martin Shackleton and Dave Upton scored 68.

In the ladies’ section Janet Wightman and Sue Wessel won the Australian Spoons Qualifying Round with 36 points, from lady captain Amanda Ing and Kate Bradley who had 34.

The most recent round in the North East Rabbits Golf Association was played at Whitby last week, with Whitby finishing in first placeon 240, with Ripon second on 239 and Catterick third on 235.

In the coming week’s events, Saturday sees the June Medal, followed by the Club Texas Scramble and the Mary Richardson Mixed Greensome on Sunday. The ladies play the Ping competition on Tuesday, with the mens King George V1 Trophy on Wednesday. The ladies host Fulford in a match on Friday. Junior coaching starts again at 4.30pm next Thursday and every Thursday following. Cost is £2.

All juniors are welcome whether they are club members or not. Mrs Doreen Richardson was this week’s winner of £100 in the 200 Club.

Tony’s Tip:

If you are in long grass near the green, and it is clear that you have no chance of making a clean contact with the ball, try playing the shot in the same way as a greenside bunker shot.

Lay the face open, aim a couple of centimeters behind the ball, take a bigger swing than you feel you need, then slide the club through the grass under the ball, remembering to follow through.