Drove in with style at Honiton

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 23:07 15 June 2010

Nick Richards drives in

Nick Richards drives in

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Captains' Drive-In day and the foggy skies cleared to a beautiful bright early spring morning for the men to play a Fourball Betterball with two scores to count at Honiton GC.

Captains' Drive-In day and the foggy skies cleared to a beautiful bright early spring morning for the men to play a Fourball Betterball with two scores to count. Winning by a couple of points were Wiggy Charlton, Jim Parker, Fred and Darren McCabe, with 81. A huge field, combined with invited guests, cheered with delight as outgoing captain Terry Dimond and incoming captain Nick Richards combined to record a two on the 18th green, a rare occurance during this 'putting out' ceremony. l After the enforced weather break the Seniors' competitions resumed in earnest. Creaking bones and forgotten technique were the order of the day for most of the field in the monthly medal. Not so for John Frith who strolled around the course in an impressive net 69 strokes off his 11 handicap to top the First Division and collect the prize tankard. Barry May, Tony Proudfoot, Jack Phillips and Peter Shepherd were also in the prizes with rounds of 70,71 and 73. In the Second Division Norman Ede on 70 just edged out John Ward and Bob Underwood on 71, followed by David Ive and Ron Rogers both on 72.This competition was followed by a Texas Scramble and once again John Frith featured in the winning team with Mike Stroud and Trevor Bradley in a miserly net 64.7 strokes. l 28 players emerged from hibernation last Tuesday to do battle in the Mixed Fours competition and play a Gruesome format. This involves playing the first six holes as a Greensome, the second six as a Rye Foursome and the last six as a Gruesome in which both partners drive, but their playing companions select which ball shall be taken for the second shot. This format may sabotage a good score achieved over the first 12 holes and can be a true test of friendship.Surviving the ordeal in first place were Jan Dickinson and John Frith with 31 pts.


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