Honiton will make their first appearance in the Dartmoor League Cup Final after a nail-biting success against Tavistock at Dartmouth GC.

The teams were on the tee at 13.30 with the final game going to the 22nd hole at 19.35. Mark Kingdon and David Carnall won the first match 4/3 and Captain Julian Netherway and Paul Stewart won their match 3/2 but there were reverse results for Mike Abraham and Mark Whitcombe along with Mark Reed and Matt Young.  

It was left to Steve Milton and Dan Meek, who were two up with two to play, but unfortunately the breaks didn’t go their way and extra holes were needed.

On the first extra hole, it was Dan Meek who needed to hole an eight-foot putt for a half and with the next two holes halved, it was on to the par 3 fourth hole. This has water, trees and all the other dangers a golfer fears, both Tavistock players found the trees, so could the Honiton pair hold their nerve?  

Indeed they could, with Dan hitting the green and Steve finding the fringe. The Tavistock players couldn’t recover from the trees, so it was Honiton who progress to the Final on September 23 v Exeter at Thurlstone.

The Seniors Henry Young open was played on Friday with a Full entry. It was remarked by many visitors how well the course looked and played, and thanks were also given to Emma and the catering staff.

It was Wally Phillips, Peter Hatch and Peter Blake with 41points, who were the second best home team but with 44 pts the home winning team were Jim Wallis, Tony Williams and David Maggs. The overall winners were the Honiton / Weston-super-Mare team of Stewart Slater, Andy Clark and Matt Lazenby with 46 points.

At Lyme Regis GC, Philip Rea and Paul Nichols won the Old Colonels Foursomes knockout  when they beat Richard Jackman and his son-in-law David Jarvis. They have proved to be the top foursomes pair this year, as they also won last winter's Biscoe Cup. 

The Andrew Black Fourball knockout was also completed this week with Past Captains, Steve Hames and Gareth Williams beating Malcolm Wilson and Club President, Geoff Moss in the final.