Wagner eats his words

18:51 14 November 2012

East Devon Golf Club's 10th green

East Devon Golf Club's 10th green

Archant

Sunday Stableford - Years ago I received some very good advice that has stood me in good stead. Always make sure your words are soft and sweet because one day you may have to eat them. This was the week that my words came back to haunt me, writes Andy Wagner.

Having played out of my skin last week my sudden mortality was apparent to all and I have to admit, after my hubris, to only scoring four Stableford points on my front nine holes! Some of those holes I was lucky to score nil they said!

Much better were the rounds from winner Sam Bowyer Thornton, 38pts, and Tim Welsh, 38pts. Captain Paul Dimond, who had to observe my discomfort, was third with 36pts.

●Tuesday Mixed - In the week of the American Elections we played the Format of American Foursomes. Like the election, the scores were very close. Winners with 36pts with 11pts on the back six were Rosemary Whiteley and Andy Sharland.

Following closely in second place also with 36pts with 10pts on the back six were Sue Ritchie and Stan Squire. Third and fourth places were again closely fought with third place going to lady captain Jackie Seager playing with Phil Wall with 35pts, 16pts on the back 9 and fourth place also 35pts but with 15pts on the back nine were Di Wall and Allan Seager. This month’s organisers were Sue and Paul Ritchie and lady captain Jackie presented the prizes.

Ladies Section - The ladies played a NQ medal this week and, though good scores were hard to come by, Tricia Swindell beat the field with a nett 74 coming first in Silver Division.

Anne Davies was pipped into second place with a nett 75. In Bronze 1 Division Janet Hughes was top with a nett 79, while 2nd, third and fourth places were hotly contended by three ladies all on nett 80, so on c/b Jenny Raison beat Jan Dickinson who beat Hilda Hoepelman.

Bronze 2 Division winner was Susan Hyde with nett 78, followed by Jean Moon in second with nett 79 and Margaret Jory in third with nett 87. The Breakthrough Brooch for the lowest overall nett was won by Tricia Swindell with nett 74.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 09:56

Ottery St Mary completed the first half of their Macron League Division Four season with a 2-1 home success over Countess Wear.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:56

Sidmouth Town Reserves suffered an embarrassing defeat on a hugely disappointing day at Silver Street, Willand, where they lost a Macron League Division One meeting 4-2.

Read more
Thu, 13:04

Honiton Running Club had a good turnout for the Bicton Blister and Bicton Lite races organised by Exmouth Harriers last Sunday, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
Thu, 13:03

Beer Albion fought hard to secure a precious league point in a 2-2 draw with Clyst Valley, writes Richard Honnor.

Read more
Thu, 11:29

Honiton Town thirds were beaten 4-2 when they made they travelled to take on Chagford Reserves in a Macron League Division Nine game.

Read more
Thu, 11:29

Honiton Town Reserves continued their recent improvement with a 2-1 success at Clyst Valley.

Read more
Thu, 10:28

Honiton Under 14s were edged out by the odd goal in seven when they entertained Dawlish United at St Rita’s.

Read more
Thu, 10:28

Feniton Under-16s consolidated their second place position in the Exeter and District Youth League Division One after a ‘Game of the Day’ single goal Acland Park victory over Whipton.

Read more
Wed, 15:52

Storm Angus left a depleted trail across the region, but in the Lyme Regis November stableford, Division One, Keith Gibson was the only player to beat par as he stormed round with an array of wonderful shots to score 41 points.

Read more
Wed, 15:52

Seaton’s third Parkrun saw no fewer than 11 AVRs record personal bests over the 5k course, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 1°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

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications