Whitby team return best four-card score in pennant

Whitby’s team in the Scarborough & District Alliance had good hunting at Flamborough on Saturday, returning the best four-card aggregate on the day, with club captain Richard Marshall and his partner Simon Walker finishing joint 3rd individually.

Although the club has closed the gap in the Pennant, they still lie 8th. Individual scores: 60 Driffield, North Cliff; 61 Bridlington, Whitby, Flamborough.

Four-card aggregates: 253 Whitby; 255 North Cliff; 260 Filey. Pennant 1324 Driffield, North Cliff; 1326 Kirkbymoorside (1341 Whitby). Whitby scores: 61 Richard Marshall & Simon Walker; 63 Martin Shackleton & Mark Kerr; 64 Dean Bennett & Tam McConville; 65 Adam Lyth & Peter Easton; 67 James Jewell & Alistair Lyth, Mike Coates & Steve Ellis.

The next round of the Alliance is at Whitby on Sunday January 26.

Mike Coates won the Midweek Stableford with 40 points. Robin Sisson was second with 39, and the equally consistent Jim Hall third on 38. Adam Lyth had 37 and Garry Walker 36.

Saturday’s Stableford was won by Simon Gibson with 41 points. Haydn Harker was second with 39, and Billy Hardy, Robin Sisson, Dave Upton and Tom Gale had 38.

The Fourball Betterball on Sunday was won by Mike Coates and Paul Warrilow with 63, beating Paul Ventress and Haydn Harker over the back nine holes. James Morrison and Colin Hood were third with 64.

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Tony’s Tip: Should you need to hit a fade I would suggest the following method: aim the clubface where you want the ball to finish, aim your stance where you want the ball to start.

The difference between the swing path and the clubface alignment should make the ball spin to the target.

Don’t deliberately swing across to the left unless you want to hit a real slice with loads of sidespin – a fade should fly mainly straight with a little movement at the end.