Yellowball golfers make light of rain

WHITBY Golf Club’s June Midweek Medal was won by Dave Kirk with 65, putting him just ahead of Matty Brown on 66 and Damon Craig on 67.

Richard Marshall and Jim Hall had 68, Steve Foster and Dean Bennett 69, and Mike Storr, Richard Thomson, Mike Coates and Brian Hurst 70.

The Yellowball Medal on Saturday was rather affected by persistent rain, but Les Spedding, Dave Batchelor, Chris Wood and Alistair Lyth made light of the conditions, scoring 135 which is 7 under par.

Richard Brown, Dave Upton, Jimmny Witt and Andy Smith were just one stroke behind, and the threeball team of Mike Coates, Lewis Wright and Richard Marshall were third on 140.

Scott Major has got his name on the honours boards as he won the 1892 Medal with an excellent score of 63.

With the exceptional score reduction applied to his handicap he will now play off 15.

Ian Wiggins, Andrew Wood and Simon Grant had 68, James Morrison, Austin James, Adrian Brown and Richard Thomson 69 and Alex Wiggins 70. Father and son Ian and Alex Wiggins shared the best gross score of 72.

Saturday’s competition is a Team Stableford, with the best three cards of the team’s four players combining to give a team score.

The fourth card will only be counted in case of resolving a tie.

On Sunday, the men play for the Rover Cup, the juniors for the Bogey Trophy and mixed pairs for the Silver Salver.

There is a Midweek Stableford on Wednesday (20 June).

The ladies’ B team had a successful trip to Moor Allerton Golf Club in Leeds on Monday 11 June, winning their match 4-3.

Tony’s Tip: With putting involving such a small movement it is possible to be very precise to gain accuracy.

Try to keep movement down to a minimum, not moving anything from the waist down.

The head should remain very still, ideally until the ball is well on its way.

The shoulders and arms make the swing, keeping the wrists passive and quite firm, and the putter face should be kept square to the target right to the end of the stroke.