The Saturday Circus at Honiton Golf Club was staged in memory of Gary Sellick and an excellent field of 57 players competed in very tough, wet and windy conditions.

In one of the tightest contests in years, Paul Stewart, Dave Carnall and Mike Williams were tied on 32 points but Stewart won the event with a better back 9 holes. It wasn’t until the stories were told when everyone learned that Stewart holed out from 80 yards on the 18th to claim victory, Carnall was seen in the clubhouse shaking his head in disbelief! 

Winning nearest the pins were Elliott Dyer on the 2nd and Ollie Cave on the 16th and longest drive on the 5th was Rob Luscombe. Over £430 was raised for charity and a special mention to Carson, Sienna, Sally and Laura, who kept all the players refreshed with coffee and cakes from the halfway house.

Honiton Ladies enjoyed a lovely spring morning for their third qualifying round of 2024.  Despite the good weather, difficult playing conditions made for a tough round of golf, which was reflected in the scores.  Winning, with 30 points, Sue Ritchie took the honours in the 18 hole stableford competition, while Monica Scovell won the 9 hole competition with nine points.

In a Greensomes comp for Honiton Seniors, the victors were Bob Cockett and Jim Wallis with an admirable 38 points. In second place were David Anderson and new member Chris Ford with 37 points, beating Jon Kane and Paul Ritchie on countback.

Last week, 69 players competed in a 3BBB Stableford. The winners were the team of Peter Hatch, John Higgins and Mark Sanders with 76 points, beating the trio of Andy Duffy, Alan Pollock and Mike Sennitt on countback.

This week’s Tuesday Mixed competition was a 14-hole “Honiton Waltz” Stableford. The six teams who took part were pleased to be able to get out on to the course after two consecutive washouts. 

Despite the sticky conditions, the scoring was good, with the team of Ann Trayling, Maureen Lawrence, John Craig and Harry Lawrence winning with 63 points, just edging Caroline Bond, Kathy De Lacy, Clive Backham and Steve Bond into second place by a single point, thanks to a birdie by Ann Trayling on the last hole.