Excellent Easter performances on Honiton's fairways and greens

Honiton GC 5th Tee Being prepared for the golfing week

Honiton GC 5th Tee being prepared for the golfing week - Credit: Honiton GC

It has been a fine Easter holidays at Honiton Golf Club with a full programme of competitions producing some great play and close results. The Good Friday Easter pairs competition was a better ball Stableford with 64 players setting out.  

Putting all their eggs in one basket were John Chew and John Fleetwood, who returned with an excellent 47 points, closely followed by Jim Wallis and Tony Williams with 46 and third place Ann Trayling and John Craig 45. 

The  integrated Three-Ball Better Ball was won by Andy Phillips, Dave Chaffey and Martin Hancock with a great score of 48. Following them in second place were Ed Reece, Mark Fowler and Tim Morris and in third it was Derek Richards, Dave McGrath and Julian Netherway. 

The Summer Circus started on Saturday and winning with 39 points was David Carnall, followed jointly by David Wills and James Khodabandehloo with 38. 

There were 28 players taking part in this week's Tuesday Mixed competition. The format was a Four-Ball team event with two scores to count and there were some excellent scores. 

The winning team of Sue and Paul Ritchie and Janet and David Hughes managed an astonishing 97 points, thanks primarily to the exemplary round from Paul. Not far behind with 94 points was the team of Mona Carter, Linda Curtis, Ian Jeeves and Paul Webber. Third place, with 90 points, went to Sue Kelson, Mike Delaney and Maureen and Harry Lawrence. 
In the Ladies Devon Golf County Prize Stableford, there was a tight finish in both divisions, which just added to a great day's golf. Sarah Loader (Lady Captain) won Division 1 with a birdie and nine pars, beating Ann Trayling by three points and Olwen Eaton by four points. Jo Donmall won Division 2 with three pars, beating Maureen Lawrence in a card play-off and Christine Pearce by one point. 

There was more exciting golf in the Ladies 9 Hole Stableford, where Susan Langdon won the competition with 15 points, beating Diane Rider in a card play-off, and Monica Scovell finished just one point behind the leading duo.