Avery’s hole-in-one

PUBLISHED: 12:37 18 October 2011

The overall Marker Cup winner, after two rounds, was Dean Bonetta with a net 140. Second was Paul Coates with 142 and third was James Spiller with 144, writes Andy Wagner.

Divisional prizes on the day finished with Julian Netherway, net 69, first in Division One, ahead on countback from Jim Wallis, leaving Steve Waller third with net 70. Division Two had a valiant effort by James Spiller first with a net 67. Dean Bonetta was second with net 73 and Mike Kent third with net 74.

●Tuesday Mixed: This week, members played the popular American Foursomes format for the Tuesday Mixed Competition. The winning pair with 36pts were Rosemary Whiteley and Andy Sharland. Second place were Ro Poole and John Dickinson with 35pts ocb from Dot Grove and Alec Gosling also 35pts.

●A large group of members, who play in the Tuesday Mixed Competitions, enjoyed a golfing break staying at Trethorne Golf Club near Launceston. The trip was organised by Geoff and Sheila Banks, who had worked extremely hard with all the organisation that goes into successful trips such as this, including arranging wonderful sunny weather!

Members played a Greensome Stableford on the first day and the winning pair were Dot Grove and Alec Gosling with 32pts ocb from Catherine and Charlie Doherty. Third, fourth and fifth places were all 29pts on count backs - Olwen and Bill Eaton, Sue and Paul Witton, Sue and Paul Ritchie. Sixth place with 27pts were Jan and John Dickinson. Second day format was American Foursomes drawn for partners at dinner the previous evening . Winners were: 1, Elizabeth Ward and John Dickinson, with 37pts; 2, Dot Grove and John Ayland 30pts; 3, Catherine Doherty and Paul Witton, 29pts; 4, Olwen Eaton and Vaughan Whiteley 28pts; 5, Andrea Squire and Alec Gosling 27pts ocb; 6, Sue Ritchie and Charlie Doherty. The prizes were presented by Club President Keith Upstone, who also gave a vote of thanks to Geoff and Sheila, together with the Lady Captain Sue Ritchie.

Ladies Section - The Simply Reds took on the Purple Patches in this week's Lady Captain v Lady Vice Captain's competition, but as the day wore on those purple balloons began to burst and it became clear that the Simply Reds were simply the best! The Lady Captain's team claimed victory and the trophy.

In last week's Wednesday medal Bronze 1 division Linda Blundell made first place with 78 points on count back from Jan Dickinson second also on 78 points.

Senior Section - A three ball Stableford competition with two scores to count was this week's excuse for the Seniors to avoid the shopping trip. Ron Craig, Norman Fleet and Phil Faulkner were the happiest trio as their 77 points just pushed Pat Purtell, Brian Morrison and Bill Phillips into second place. Mike Watts, Ronnie Pew (still hoping to improve at 95 years of age) and Andy Sharland were third with Peter Morgan, Rob Canterbury and David Langdon fourth, both teams with 71 points.

"Two's" were hard to come by with only Ron Cooper, Mike Watts and Adrian Williams successful giving them a bumper 24 balls each.

As the season draws to a close the final trophy winners are now revealed with Gerry Tucker triumphing in the Ronnie Pew Knockout Cup and Malcolm Matthews winning the Centenary Salver for the best 4 aggregate Medal rounds of the summer.

Devonians vs. Foreigners - The game became something of a poisoned chalice for Devonians Captain Tim Avery for although his team went down 7.5 to 5.5 to the Foreigners he managed to score a very pretty 'hole in one' on the par 3 2nd. A majestic tee shot took one bounce on landing and rolled sweetly into the cup. As the Devonians say "a 'proper' hole in one". He generously provided drinks for the clubhouse whilst taking defeat on the chin.


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