Thursday, August 22, 2013
A first for many of the Honiton ladies’ section this week was a ‘just-for-fun’ flag competition, writes Andy Wagner.
The object of the game was to get as far as possible using only your handicap shots plus scratch (a 20-handicap player was allowed 20 plus 73 = 93 shots).
A flag was planted in the ground by the first player out at the point where she ran out of shots, then it was moved forward by succeeding players who made higher scores.
Every player also had name tags to mark where they got to when their shots ran out to determine second and third, and other placed.
Part way through the competition the rain came down to thoroughly soak a fair proportion of the players, followed by a herd of cows which galloped across the eighth, ninth and 10th holes! Well, it was a fun competition after all!
The survivors (sorry winners), this week, were a stout lot led by Jackie Seager in first place with Mona Carter finishing second, Jane Watts third and Linda McLaughlin fourth.
Prizes were also awarded down to 10th place to Elizabeth Ward, Catherine Doherty, Susan Hyde, Linda Northover, Tricia Swindell and Ann Trayling.