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Sunday 17th February 2019

It was a wise decision by Driffield GC to postpone the Pennant for a week; they must take great pride in the way they presented the course for the Alliance meeting today - thanks to all the staff for a great effort.


In this early spring-like weather great scores would be produced by some exceptional play, especially from the category one golfers, who supported their playing partners well. The clubs are to be congratulated in addressing the issue of a mid to higher handicapper by reviewing and addressing their handicap. This will not be the case after this event as the scores produced, by category one handicappers, made for good scores, on a course set up to make you think about your golf shot, with various clubs vying for prizes.


Early pacesetters, B Dacey & I Charlton from Malton, with an excellent 10 under par 60, could not be caught by the earlier players. The nearest being a 7 under 63, from South Cliff’s, D Hall and P Dack. A bunch of 64’s would follow; still nobody could catch Dacey & Charlton.


The later tee off times would sort out the 64’s with S Robson & M Dickens Filey, taking honours on the back 9. It was then that we would see some more great scores come into the clubhouse. Malton and Norton had support toward their early lead in the Pennant, with R Brown & M Monkman providing a 63 along with M Butterworth & L Towse with a brilliant 62; this would see Malton produce the best team score of the day, with four from  seven pairings, counting toward the Pennant Trophy.


South Cliff duo of T Risker and P Pickard came close to Dacey and Charlton, with another good score of 9 under 61. However, the card of North Cliff pairing, T Duck and T Whitton, equalled the 10 under par 60 and would leave them in second place, due to an inward 6 of 21, against Dacey and Charlton’s 19, to give the Malton duo the tankards.   


As previously mentioned, some remarkable golf was played by low handicap golfers. None more so than Filey’s Bob Mason, playing off a handicap of 5, he would approach the 15th playing a wedge tee- shot to the pin on the 139-yard par three, from tee to hole, straight in the cup for an Ace. Bob later advised us that it was his first hole in one! A very rare occurrence for any player, especially in a winter Alliance.  Many congratulations to Bob on this remarkable accolade.


The Pennant now moves onto Kirkbymoorside, next Sunday. There will have to be some remarkable golf played by the chasing clubs to catch Malton & Norton, especially as they increased their lead in the Pennant after this meeting. It’s still too early to call, as Kirkbymoorside’s Manor Vale course can be tough and tight, especially at this time of year.

 

Tankards

1st B Dacey 15 & I Charlton 5 Malton 60 (Back 6 = 19)


 2nd T Duck 2 & T Whitton 16 North Cliff 60
 3rd T Risker 5 & P Pickard 18 South Cliff  61
 4th M Butterworth 5 & L Towse 15 Malton 62
 5th D Hall 8 & P Dack 7 South Cliff 63 (Back 9 = 29)
 6th R Brown 4 & M Monkman 13 Malton 63
 7th M Dickens 9 & S Robson 10 Filey 64 (Back 9 = 31)

Pennant Standings (Driffield GC Results in Brackets)

1st Malton & Norton 1827 (251)


2nd South Cliff 1842 (258)
3rd North Cliff 1857 (257)
4th Filey 1861 (260)
5th Whitby 1872 (265)
6th Brid Links 1875 (273)
7th Driffield 1892 (262)
8th Brid Belv 1907 (266)
9th Kirkbymoorside 1957 (272)

 

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