Diana, the title huntress

PUBLISHED: 09:00 30 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:29 15 June 2010

HONITON has played the last round of the Sun Am leagues to find out the qualifiers for those important knock out rounds. Of five leagues of six teams only 16 could go through, the top three in each league plus the best league losers.

HONITON has played the last round of the Sun Am leagues to find out the qualifiers for those important knock out rounds. Of five leagues of six teams only 16 could go through, the top three in each league plus the best league losers. Some pairs had gone through the season unbeaten, like James Drew and Mark Gillard, but for others, like pairings Terry Dimond and Nick Agg Manning, and John Fleetwood and Mike Peskins, it was make or break time. They were going head-to-head for the third place in their league. Bob Cleal and Bill Giles were in the running too. At the end of the morning, Sun Am organiser John Stabb had the thankless task of working out the placings off some extremely tight scores. Dimond and Agg Manning managed to fight their way through and Cleal and Giles, by getting a half in their match, went through as the highest scoring fourth-placed team. John Marchant had the dubious honour of going a whole season without winning a game and yet had a hole-in-one in his first match. You don't know whether to laugh or cry.Seniors SectionChristmas came at last to Honiton senior golfers, having tried since December 7 to play their Christmas Competition! It was finally played on Friday which turned out to be a bright and breezy day to test the golfer. With prizes ranging from meat vouchers to cakes, hip flasks with the filling to fancy biscuits, there was always going to be a full field and sure enough 90 turned up to play. Division One winners were: Peter Shepherd 39pts; Peter Edwards 36pts; Ron Cooper 36pts; Fred Thomas 34pts; Bill Spice 34pts. Division two winners: Capt Peter Wells 39pts; Norman Ede 36pts;. Peter Dart 36pts; Steve Blundel 35pts; Dick Nicholls 34pts. Nearest the pin: Peter Edwards and longest drive Geoff Cassen. There were four twos. I've been paid not to mention the booby prizes. Ladies' SectionAt the recent Annual General Meeting of the Ladies' section club president, Anne Davies was voted in as leader for this year with Sue Selway as vice captain. Members wish them and the new committee a happy and successful year. The ensuing awards were dominated by Diana Gee who has had a magnificent golfing 2007. She features in six of the following results, taking the two available cups for these competitions, a stunning achievement.Dot Grove also appears frequently as she too has done extremely well but being on holiday was unable to be there to enjoy her day of triumph.LGU Medal - Silver: E Ward 296; Runner up: S Ritchie 305.Bronze: D Gee 288; Runner-up: D Grove 296.County Medal, Silver: S Ritchie 219; Runner-up: E Ward 221.Bronze: D Gee 213; Runner-up: D Grove 219 (From C Cole on count back).Archer Cup: D Gee 288; Florence Schofield Cup - Most improved golfer: D Grove.Eclectic 2007Silver: 1, D Gee 66.5; 2, E Ward 66; 3, M McIlvean 69.Bronze 1: 1, D Grove 66.5; 2, H Hoepelman 72 on back 9 from3, R Greenhorn 72.Bronze II: 1, L Northover 73.5 on back 9 from 2, C Cole 73.5; 3, B. Weeden 74.Davies Cup - Best eclectic score: D Gee 65.Birdie Tree: E Ward won on points from D Gee on degree of difficulty of each birdie.Anne Davies held the ladies' start of the season competition on the first non-rainy day for a long time. It was a threesome competition won by Sue Selway, Margaret Jory and Sheila Jelly with 33.8. Second were Mona Carter, Sandy Le Marche and Jan Portlock with 36.2 and third Chris Luttman, Yvonne Franks and Chris Frith with 37.3. The longest drive was won by Sue Selway and nearest the pin on the second by Jan Portlock. Anne kindly provided hot drinks on the seventh and more drinks and nibbles on return to the club house. Thank you Anne!While this was happening on the course, there were sitting down competitions indoors. The winner here was Rosemary Whiteley with 386 points, second Daphne Carpenter 376 points, third Sheila Banks with 376 points (on the last game). Winner of the first set of games was Kay Ranger. Altogether the ladies had a very enjoyable morning and look forward to an equally happy year.

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