Warning letters after delays to tailenders

SOON the winter season will see the white (medal) tees brought in, and the Midweek Medal is the last Wednesday competition to use them this year.

Peter C Brown won with nett 67, with Howard Drake and Mel Purvis on 71, Bob Scott and Simon Grant on 72 and Martin Regan and Richard Thomson on 73.

Andy Smith won Division One of the October Medal with 65, ahead of James Morrison on 67, Kevan Little and Colin Upton on 68 and Richard Thomson, Paul Ventress and Simon Gibson on 69.

In Division Two, Brian Grange was the winner also with 65, four ahead of David Portwine on 69, with Tim Heald on 71. Mel Purvis and Chris Wood had 72, with Jimmy Witt, Mike Storr and Les Spedding on 73.

Sunday’s competition was a Stableford, and this was won by Adrian Brown with 41 points. Mike Coates was close behind on 40, Sam Wiggins had 38, and Dave Clarkson and Howard Dean had 36. Robin Sisson scored 35 points, and Richard Brown had 34.

This Saturday sees the start of the winter series of Stableford competitions. No starting sheets are used for these, but anyone intending to play between 9.45 and 11.30 should check with the Pro Shop for any visitor bookings.

The qualifying round for the 2013 Daily Mail Foursomes is on Sunday (14 Oct), and there is a Midweek Stableford on Wednesday. Looking further ahead please note that Whitby hosts the Scarborough & District Alliance on Sunday 21 October and the course is closed for this event until 1pm.

The second leg of the Scarborough & District Alliance was played at Kirkbymoorside on Sunday and the home club had an absolute field day, taking the first six places.

Obviously they had the best four-card aggregate on the day, and this catapulted them into the lead in the Pennant.

Pennant standings: 521 Kirkbymoorside; 530 Filey; 532 North Cliff; 546 Whitby (8th). The next event is at Whitby on Sunday 21 October (see above).

The alliance is very concerned about the speed of play which is preventing some of the tailenders completing their rounds in daylight.

Warning letters are being sent to any players who the course marshalls feel have delayed play.

The ladies’ section played the Seaton Gray Trophy in conjunction with the October Medal on Tuesday 2 October and Doreen Richardson was the winner with 80. Wendy Hurworth and Kath Cooling had 81, Karen Fellows 87 and Janet Wightman 88.

This week’s draw for £100 in the 200 Club was won by John Blackett.

Tony’s Tip:

AS we approach winter conditions it is worth giving some thought to the state of the grips on your clubs.

Over a period of time, irrespective of whether you have used your clubs much or not, grips get harder and a bit shiny, making them difficult to hold.

When the weather is colder the effect of this is magnified. Have a look at your clubs, and if they feel hard it would be well worth getting them regripped and giving them a new lease of life.