The highlight of the Honiton Golf Club Seniors 4BBB pairs competition was a hole in one by Alan Pollock, his reward for this was a memento of a crystal glass tankard presented to him by the seniors Captain Rob Graham.

The competition was won by the pair of Alan Devenny and Ian Jeeves with 44 pts, second came Derek Keen and John Robinson 43 and third with 42 pts were Jim Wallis and Mike Swann.

One of our members had to play as a single player after losing his partner to illness, however, despite the handicap he played the 18 holes, well done Pete Casey.

There were 24 ladies taking part in an 18 hole stableford qualifier and a further eight ladies playing a 9-hole qualifier.  

First in Division 1 was Cathy Pawley with 34 points. Second and third places were decided on countback but it was Ann Trayling who prevailed over Linda Blundell, both with 32 points. Division 2 winner, with 33 points, was Sheila Palmer, Elizabeth Rogers in second place with 32 points and Joan Crook in third place with 31 points, decided on countback.  The 9-hole competition was won by Hilda Hoepelman, with Maggie Harvey in second place, both having scored 15 points.

Eleven couples played  in this week’s 14-hole Tuesday Mixed competition, the format for which was a Rye Greensomes. Before the start of play, playing partners had to decide which of them would take the second short on the odd numbered holes, the other taking the second shot on the even numbered holes.  

A further handicap was that this was a '4 Clubs and a Putter' competition, but the limited number of clubs didn't seem to be an issue for most couples. The prizewinners came in with excellent scores over the 14 holes. First prize went to Caroline and Steve Bond with 35 points, closely followed by Georgie Hope-Edwards and Harry Lawrence with 34 points.  Third prize went to Maureen Lawrence and Roger Edwards with 32 points.

At Axe Cliff Golf Club, Seniors' Captain, Steve Thompson, has now chosen his Charity for his year. It is a worthy choice of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

His Winter League partner, Giles Dixon has a brother Nick living in Colyton, who is sadly Blind and Death. His Guide Dog is so loved and important to him, allowing him to catch the bus and enjoy outdoor activities. It makes you realise what great work the Association does and how wonderful these amazing dogs are.

Two players on form at present are ‘Masher’ Paul Curtin and Dan Hellier. When young Dan is not working behind the Bar or on the Course, he is winning the February Stableford with a fine score of 45 points and last Sunday he won Round 7 of the Winter League alongside Paul with a great 51 in the Main Club's Section.

Paul is also young enough to play for the Seniors and showed his undoubted class in the monthly Medal with an unbelievable nett 64, some six shots below par!

In perfect conditions, Andrew Thompson finished second with 68, followed by Kevin Miller on 69. Division 2 had good scores as well, with Anthony Critchfield taking the honours with a well-deserved 66 from Bernard Hanson on 69 and handicap Secretary Chris Read took 3rd spot with 70.

Mashers Roll Up last Wednesday was well supported and won by Douglas Sinton on 41 pts from Leighton Morgan, from the Valleys, on 39 and Treasurer Bill Polley came third with 38.

Axe Cliff Ladies played another Round of their County Prize recently and it was good to see their youngest member, Amy Rodriquez, win with a first class 39 points. Amy, aged 18, has only just taken up the game and, at this rate, will soon see her handicap fall - well done Amy. Margaret Kenchington took second with 32 and Pauline Willis was 3rd with 28 pts.