Founders Day celebrations at Honiton Golf Club

Founders Day winners Spencer Macklin, Darren Moore, Mona Carter and Brian Morrison

Founders Day winners Spencer Macklin, Darren Moore, Mona Carter and Brian Morrison - Credit: Honiton GC

Honiton Golf Club members took part in Founders Day on Saturday, a trophy given by Derek Dodd in 1996 to mark 100 years of the club being founded and it is played in a Stableford format with three men and a lady, with two scores to count.  

The winners with a fine score of 85pts were Mona Carter, Spencer Macklin, Darren Moore and Brian Morrison. 

The Tuesday Mixed competition was a Treble Six format where the first six holes are played as a better ball, followed by six holes of greensomes and finally six holes of foursomes.   
Barbara Cummings and Andy Dawe won first prize with a score of 44 points, closely followed by Sheila Palmer and Steve Bond with 43 points and third prize went to Caroline Bond and Max Pipe with 42 points. 

In the Ronnie Pew 100 trophy, 67 seniors participated in a competition organised to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of our beloved Honiton Golf Club Members. Sadly, Ronnie died a few years ago but the competition will ensure that his memory lives on. 

The winner of the Salver with a fantastic 40 points was John Birch, followed by Andy Manley (37), Jim Wallis (37), Steve Bond (35) and David Scott (35). 

In Division 2, Wally Phillips triumphed with 37 points, just winning on countback from Tom Tunnicliffe. Third place went to Paul Webber (36), followed by Mike Ward (35) and Steve Stych (35). 

Eighteen pairs of ladies took part in a Foursomes competition and for the senior ladies (Vets), a qualifying round was also incorporated into the competition, namely the Killard Leavy. The Vets pair who win the qualifying round go on to represent Honiton Golf Club in the County Final, later this year at Ilfracombe Golf Club.  

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Taking first place and now also representing Honiton in the Killard Leavy were Caroline Bond and Kathy de Lacy with 38pts. Losing out on countback and going into second place were Barbara Cummings and Jo Donmall, third place was Jackie Seager and Lesley Farley, scoring 37pts, and fourth place going to Cathy Williams and Linda Blundell with 35pts. 

John Birch receiving the Silver Plaque from Seniors Captain Rob Sexton

John Birch receiving the Silver Plaque from Seniors Captain Rob Sexton - Credit: Honiton GC