Paul Ritchie battled through tricky pin positions to emerge victorious with a nett 70 in the Honiton GC Veterans Cup, winning on count back from Brian Thompson, writes Dave Carnall. George Blake topped Division 2 with a nett 71.

Eight ladies braved brutal conditions for the midweek medal and congratulations Cathy Pawley, who was in first place with a nett 77, closely followed by Ann Trayling with nett 78 and Georgie Hope-Edwards with nett 79.

In a Mixed Pairs Fun Betterball, the winning duo were Sue Kelson and Paul Ritchie. With the better back 9 of 28 points, it was Joan Crook and John Craig who took second place from Steph Barnes and Ken Wood.

Paul Knight, Rob Hazeltine and Tim Burridge came out worthy winners with a score of 56 in the Texas Scramble, only losing out by one point back in second were Andy Morris, Dave Grimshaw and Paul Rutland .

The Mixed Greensomes event was enjoyed by 22 members. Cathy Uttley and Ken Wood achieved the best score this week with an impressive 43 points and were well clear of the chasing pairs.  

Honiton Seniors were back on the course for the Ken Fordie Trophy, an Individual Stableford. The winner with an excellent 44 points was Tony Williams. Dave Maggs followed in second place with 41 points with John Robinson edging David Morris for third place on countback after both finished with 40 points.

This week the Seniors secured a comfortable 5-1 victory in our friendly match at home to Churston G C. We were victorious over the two legs by 7 matches to 5.

The Seniors week ended with the Henry Longhurst Cup. Twenty-one teams competed and Mike Kent, Alan Devenny and Jon Kane came out on top with an impressive 45 points. Runners-up were Jim Wallis, Rob Sexton and David Marjoram with 43 points who pipped Andy Manley, Howard Pritchard and David Hughes on countback.

An integrated Stableford the week before saw a terrific score of 42 from Simon Martin, who took the honours and what else made it such a great day for Simon is that it was his first hole in one in over 50 years of playing golf, and his playing partners weren’t even paying attention.