Trapnell shows great honesty after seniors’ meeting at East Devon

PUBLISHED: 11:51 20 March 2014 | UPDATED: 11:51 20 March 2014

Golf generic picture

Golf generic picture

Archant

Forty-four pairs of seniors (what’s the collective noun for seniors? A ‘pPension’ of seniors, perhaps?) played in a Four ball Better Ball competition at East Devon on Monday, writes Paul Willoughby.

Weather good, light southerly breeze and sunshine. Can’t beat that but I think we need a little rain – My Goodness, did I really say that? After such a terribly wet winter how could we possibly now need rain? Well actually, we do – not a lot, but just enough to soften up the fairways and prevent the balls from running further than we intended. Yes, OK, you’ve got me – that’s just an excuse for taking the wrong club for the conditions. Forget the rain bit, OK?

Spring is here; saw a kestrel, a buzzard, long tailed tits and heard great tits, robins, bullfinch and a peregrine. Plenty of gulls but we can’t complain if they remain as SEAgulls; it’s the noise and mess they make around the town which brasses me off. Not a lot of greenery peeping through yet and some of the gorse looks a bit brown but things are getting better. The green staff have a lot of clearing up to do after an awful winter but they’re getting there and, thanks to them, we still have a wonderful course.

The winners today who didn’t give a fig about the tits and seagulls were Mike Trapnell and Francis Williams with an excellent score of 52 points. Sadly Mike Trapnell later phoned the club when he discovered he had had 15 clubs in his bag rather than the maximum 14. That honest admission resulted in he (or should that be ‘him’?) and his partner having a 4 shot penalty which moved them from first to fifth position. Mike, your honesty is in the true spirit of golf so although you didn’t win, you deserved to.

The readjusted leading scores were; 1, Paul Willoughby (Yes, that’s me!) and John Crosse – 50 points; 2, Fred Hughes and Tom Kenny – 49 points; 3, Alan Dent and Bob Lankester – 49 points on countback; 4, John Brian and John Jago, also with 49 points on countback; 5, Mike Trapnell and Francis Williams with 48 points – originally 52!

There was a twos pot of £88 to be shared between seven pairs.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

08:31

Ottery St Mary suffered a clean-sweep of defeats in their most recent Over-60s Triples League outings, writes Michael Smith.

Read more
08:27

Honiton Running Club members didn’t have to travel too far for last Sunday’s race, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
08:27

Whimple face their ‘day of destiny’ in terms of their bid to land the Tolchards Drinks C Division title when they host Cullompton on Saturday.

Read more
08:26

Kilmington 2nds managed to do what a lot of sides were unable to manage on the penultimate Saturday of July, and that was to play a full game of cricket when they defeated Halberton and Sampford Peverell II in their Tolchards Drinks League meeting at the Arthur Hitchcock Memorial Playing Field.

Read more
08:25

Honiton members contested a Tuesday mixed rye foursomes, and went into the meeting in mind that thunderstorms were forecast, writes John Pawley.

Read more
08:22

The weather was the main winner this week with several games having to be cancelled or postponed, writes Paul Moffitt.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:09

Tipton were back in action last Sunday with a game against South Plymouth, writes Phil Wright.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:23

Upottery were dealt a painful (and soggy) blow in their bid for a top two finish in the D Division East when their Glebe Park meeting with promotion rivals Barnstaple and Pilton was prematurely ended one ball into the 21st over of the game as rain arrived to wash out any chance of getting any more play in.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:17

The past week saw an encouraging change in fortune for Feniton bowlers, writes Roger Smith.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:44

There was a wonderful turn out of both juniors and seniors on a glorious summer’s evening for the annual Race the Tram event, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications