Whitby ladies’ efforts take centre stage

Whitby lady golfers take centre stage in this week’s round-up.

The team of five took on a team from Saltburn in the Mail on Sunday Team Classic and beat them 3 ½ to 1 ½ at home.

Maureen Eglon lost 2 & 1, Doreen Richardson halved, and June Halley (1 up), Sue Wessel (1 up) and Kath Cooling (6 & 4) won their games. The following day Karen Fellows and Wendy Hurworth played a pairof ladies from South Cliff in the Daily Mail Foursomes and won by 6 & 5 at home.

Both teams progress to the next round.

In domestic competition, Janet Wightman won the ladies Medal with 80 from Karen Fellows on 81 and Kath Cooling and Doreen Richardson on 82.

The Tigers played the final game in the Scarborough Alliance Pennant at Filey and finishedthe season in a creditable joint 4th place on 2471.

North Cliff finished as winners with 2421, South Cliff were second on 2434 and Filey were third with 2442.

Malton & Norton won the Ben Fell Trophy with an eight-card aggregate of 529, and Whitby players Colin Upton and Dave Upton had the best score on the day with 63.

The final event in the Tigers Alliance season is the Millennium Am-Am which is to be played at Malton & Norton on March 21, with a shotgun start at 9am.

The entry sheet is on the locker room notice board.

Brian Jamieson won the Midweek Stableford with 41 points. Martin Regan was second with 39, with Mike Storr and Richard Appleton on 38 points. Saturday’s Stableford was played in windy conditions, which made Ernie Hallett’s winning score of 38 points a considerable achievement.

Mike Rothwell had the same score but was beaten over the back nine, and Mike Coates came third with 37.

Tam McConville still leads the Best Ten Cards with 390 from Steve Purvis on 385. Simon Walker is on 370, with Bob Scott and Jim Hall on 369, Mel Purvis on 366 and Robin Sisson on 365.

Brian Jamieson was a winner again on Sunday, this time partnered by Paul Ventress to come first in the Fourball Betterball with 63.

Clive Lyth and Jem Cockerill were second with 64, beating Andy Lawler and Mike Clarkson over the back nine holes.

There is the usual Stableford on Saturday (Mar 14) – please note that there is a large visiting party on the tee from 9.40 to 11.30.

There is a Fourball Betterball onSunday, a St Patrick’s Day Patsome on Tuesday, a Midweek Stableford on

Wednesday and the ladies Stableford on Thursday.

Tony’s Tip:

As the courses dry out, the ball will gradually bounce and roll more on landing.

Don’t be caught out expecting the ball to stop very quickly, but allow for the extra roll with your shot selection.