Christmas wins December Medal

AXE CLIFF - The men's December Medal, the first competition in weeks, was delayed for half an hour due to, no surprises, rain.

AXE CLIFF - The men's December Medal, the first competition in weeks, was delayed for half an hour due to, no surprises, rain. A Kenworthy took the top spot in Division One with only sub-par round of the day with a nett 69, second on the count back ruling with a nett 71 was Paul Clode, with Wayne Vincent third. In division two only the count back ruling separated the top three, all scoring with a nett 70 - first was Phil Christmas, second Mike Wickens and third Peter Smith.

The ladies and the seniors played their annual Christmas Frolic competition Texas Scramble format, one lady and two men, in gale force winds and driving rain. They battled on played over 6/7/9 holes. The winners were Margaret Brown/Brian Wilkes/Terry Jessup with 17.04, second the only three to play nine holes were Mary Gipps/Keith Wilson/Morrison Brown with 17.2. Third were Helen Gaudie /Gilbert Cox/Brian Blackwood with 6.00.

Last Friday, conditions were ideal for the Seniors' November Stableford, reflected in the scores returned by the field of 30.

For a while it seemed the winner would come from one of the three players with 38 points but they reckoned without John Mant (20) a late finisher, who scored 41 points. Second, on countback, was Malcolm Glass (18) and third Keith Wilson (12). Alan Vincent also had 38 points and was the one to lose out on the prizes.

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HONITON -GOLF CLUB - A rare sight greeted the gentlemen of Honiton this Sunday morning - clear dry skies.

The third round of the prestigious Sun-Am competition had all pairings starting even, the first two rounds having been lost to the weather. Successful pairings this week were J NetherwayD Richards (1up), K Burke/B Wilkinson (1up), P Blackmore/S Branch (2&1), J Fleetwood/J Chew (3&2), V Wood/M Watkins (3&1), I Drew/I Banfield (4&3), D Carnell/D McCabe (1up),

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B Barton/R Willey (5&4),

S Morris/J Lambert (3&1),

R Reece/E Reece (2&1),

P Dimond/D Lavender (1up),

C Earle/A Harrison (5&3),

G Glibert/M Mcinerney(3&1). Three games were halved. Sunday mornings can be a bit of a hazy blur for some over imbibing members, but especially so when you have been celebrating your 65th birthday the day and night before. This unnamed golfer couldn't understand why he was slipping on his shots, only to look down to see he still had his dress shoes on. Needless to say he was totally embarrassed on that long walk back to the locker room. It'll be a few weeks until we allow him to forget his shoes again, won't it Norm.

l On Tuesday the Mixed Competition was played over a shortened course. The format was Foursomes, the weather forecast dictated playing the competition over 14 holes, but, when it deteriorated quickly, it became a 10 hole competition. The winners, with 19 points, were Andrea Squire and Richard Pyle, ahead of Chris and John Frith, 15pts.

l Due to poor weather the ladies' vice-captain Elizabeth Ward organised a very interesting five hole putting competition in the clubhouse with 38 ladies taking part, each hole having a different point scoring format.

The prize table was beautifully decorated by Elizabeth with a Christmas theme. Prizes were presented by a male club member who unsuspectingly "wandered" into the clubhouse to be presented with a Father Christmas hat and handed the prizes to present! 1st Division: 1, Elizabeth Ward; 2, Sue Ritchie ( on a "putt off" which was finally decided on the toss of a coin, to much hilarity); 3, Mona Carter; 4, Elizabeth Davies.

2nd Division: 1, Carole Cole; 2, Joan Smith; 3, Christine Whitley; 4, Rosemary Greenhorn. 3rd Division: 1, Jennifer Pyle; 2, Rosemary Whiteley; 3, Anne Verplank (again on a "putt off"); 4, Celia Hamlett.

LYME REGIS LADIES - THE Greensomes Stableford was played over nine holes and, although the rain stopped , and the sun was shining, the course was still wet underfoot. The greens however, had drained well thanks to the narrow banding work which was completed recently. It was a treat to be playing on proper greens and not temporary ones.

Results:1, Jane Southcombe and Lesley Jellyman, 22pts; 2,

Jean Moss and Angela Clark 18pts; 3, Di Dick and Brenda Brown 17 ptscb.

THE presentation evening was well attended and the ladies took the trophies in two of the mixed club competitions, with Jane Andrews winning the Centenary Sword and Ellie Langford winning the Coronation Cup.

The ladies competitions were well represented during the year and the trophies presented to the winners were: Turner Denhem Bowl: Jane Southcombe; Wellings Salver: Jane Andrews; Scotts Cup: Roslin Cox; Scratch Cup: Silver Division Ellie Langford; Scratch Cup: Bronze Division Helen Case; Whatmore Silver Salver: Mary Giles; Veterans Salver: Helen Case; Fox Bronze: Jean Moss; Jackson Cup: Jean Moss; Schalch Cup: Winner of the ladies section Rosalyn Cox.

SM Trophy: Jane Southcome, Gilly Madill; Teague Foursomes Match Play: Margaret Slater, Angela Clark.

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