Brownie points for Lane
PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:47 15 June 2010
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Fun golf returned to the Honiton gentlemen's calendar this Sunday morning, with a three ball Magic Multiplier.
Fun golf returned to the Honiton gentlemen's calendar this Sunday morning, with a three ball Magic Multiplier.Two scores from each team are added together and multiplied by the third, with each team member being the nominated 'multiplier' for six of the 18 holes. The deluge of rain on Friday evening left the course playing long, with very little run on the ball.In third place with 120 points were Stan Squire, John Fleetwood and John Chew. In second, again with 120 points but a better back six were Mike Stroud, Dave Maggs and Terry Linsdell. Taking the spoils this week with an enormous score of 155 points were Eric Short, new member Robbie Stevens and Keith Crane. I can hear the Handicap Secretary sharpening his pencil as I type this report.l Ladies' Section: A cold and frosty morning led to the decision to play fewer holes in the Odds and Evens Stableford which is played in pairs with both scores counting on the even holes and one on the odds.It turned out to be very enjoyable and was won by Jeanne Mackinnon and Pam Greenaway with 40 points. Second were Jan Dickinson and Pam Manning with 34, from Barbara Mullett and Celia Hamlett on the back 9.Seniors' Golf: With the last two competitions cancelled due to bad weather, the Seniors were eager to get back on course with this week's Christmas Stableford. A variety of prizes were on offer to the 74 starters who, with clubs suitably polished, set out to master the tricky temporary greens. The winner of Division One was Don Stroud who just pipped Robert Canterbury and Brian Elkington on countback, all scoring a commendable 38 points. Pat Purtell and Ron Cooper were fourth and fifth respectively, both on 36 points. In the second division Alan Rowley scored an impressive 40 points, closely followed by Trevor Bradley and Ron Rogers with 39, Steve Blundell with 36 and Alan Lane with 35. Alan's prize as overall winner was dinner for two at the Honiton Wine Bar so he no doubt gained Brownie points at home as well. Completing the prize winners were Peter Shepherd who recorded the longest drive on the 18th and David Ive who managed to stop his ball closest to the pin on the 12th.Tuesday Mixed: A straight forward Foursome played in very cold weather with freezing rain at times was won by Andrea Squire and Stan Squire with 32 pts ahead of Gerda Brown and Paul Ritchie with 31.Pictured: Honiton Golf Club ladies' winners in the Odds and Evens Stableford.