Scarborough & District Golf Association


South Cliff Golf Club

Sunday 8th October 2017

Favourable weather conditions for golf met the players for the second round of the Pennant fixture, at South Cliff, Deepdale course today. South Cliff, were hoping to take home advantage in securing a good start to their season, with their reasonable team score at Whitby.

Early pairings of Shaun Smith 2 handicap and Paul Johnson 8, would produce an excellent 10 under par 62, challenged by the duo of Fraser Kelley scr and Alan Richardson 11, North Cliff, who completed their round in 9 under, made for competitive golf. Kelley, who had an ace on the 167 yds. par 3, holing his 8, iron, seemed to pave the way. Smith holed his rescue club on the 447 yds. Stroke index 2, 11th for two, net one, helping them to secure the early lead in the clubhouse.

Everybody thought this would take some beating, as the course was playing long and not having a lot of run on the ball and the greens playing difficult. Paul Dack 7 and Keith Noble 14 would edge out Smith and Johnson by a shot with an excellent 11 under 61. This could have been even better as their front nine was a remarkable 8 under.

The nearest of the earlier tee off times to these scores were from Filey, who were currently leading the Pennant by one shot. Ainsley Scott 5 and Bryn Kneeshaw 9, produced a 9 under par 63, with Filey’s other Pairings coming under par. Unfortunately this was not as good as both South Cliff’s and North Cliff’s earlier better balls; it was up to the later pairings to produce the goods, so as not to lose their lead.

Driffield Golf club would also see an exceptional score produced by their earlier pairings of Jason Oakley 10 and Chris Long 12, matching Smith and Johnson’s 10 under, but missing out on the higher voucher award on the back nine.

The later pairings produced reasonable scores but could not match the earlier ones, apart from Malton’s Mike Butterworth 5 and Rod Pickup 10, equalling the 10 under, but would be beaten on the back six by Oakley and Long. Malton had another score in the voucher prizes when Aid Burdett 11 and Mike Snowden produced an 8 under par to take the last voucher prize on the first six holes.

It’s not often you get a hole in one in the Alliance meetings, but today we had two!  Andy Stead Vice Captain, Kirkbymoorside, also aced the par 3, 3rd hole, along with Kelley.

As previously mentioned, home advantage counts and South Cliff showed the way with an excellent team score of 254, taking the overall lead in the Pennant by nine shots from North Cliff. Filey ended up in third, eleven shots further away. Not having their best day, Filey will hope to follow South Cliff, by taking home advantage in a fortnight’s time when they will be hosting the third meeting.


Tankards Result

1st P Dack & K Noble (S/Cliff) 61

2nd S Smith & P Johnson (South Cliff) 62 (Back 9 = 30)

3rd J Oakley & C Long (Driffield) 62 (Back 6 = 20)

4th M Butterworth & R Pickup (Malton) 62

5th A Scott & B Kneeshaw (Filey) 63 (Back 9 = 31)

6th F Kelly & A Richardson (North Cliff) 63

7th A Burdett & M Snowdon (Malton) 64 (Front 6 = 21).


Pennant Standings

1st South Cliff 515 (254)

2nd North Cliff [Holders] 524 (258)

3rd Filey 526 (266)

4th Malton 534 (261)

5th Driffield 535 (267)

6th Whitby 542 (274)

7th Kirkbymoorside 544 (271)

8th Bridlington Links 553 (276)

9th Bridlington Belvedere 556 (286)


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