Frosty surface keeps seniors on their toes
PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:49 15 June 2010
Another overnight frost kept the links at Honiton challenging again this Sunday.
Another overnight frost kept the links at Honiton challenging again this Sunday, with large areas of virgin white frost, speckled with patches of green. A triple six format was played by 60 or so hearty souls and, given the conditions, some good scores were carded. This format demands each pair play six holes of fourball golf followed by six holes of greensomes, finishing with six holes of foursomes. In fourth place, with 39 points, were Dave Morgan and Ron Graham. In third, with 39 points, and a better back nine of 19, were Buzz Harris and Steve Bronby. Second, again with 39 points and the best back nine of 23, were John Chew and Dave Maggs.Winning by a clear margin on 41 points were Tim Morris and Steve Waller.Seniors' Section Fresh from the excesses of Christmas and New Year celebrations the Seniors took to a very frosty course for their first competition of 2009.With temporary greens and a rock hard surface it was anybody's guess where the ball might finish. Despite expectations that scores would be low, a number of individuals managed to record very good returns, in some cases rather superior to their summer efforts. Leading the field again in Division 2 was Alan Rowley with his second haul of 40 points within a month. Second was John Vessey with 38 points, third Morgan Walters with 38 points, fourth Peter Bates with 36 points and fifth Peter Atkins, also with 36 points.In Division 1, Robert Canterbury led the way with 37 points, followed by Dave Maggs 36, Vic Wood 35, Bill Spice 35 and John Frith 34.The biggest cheer in the clubhouse was for John Fleetwood who recorded the only "two" of the day and staggered out under the weight of 42 golf balls! It was unanimously agreed that these would last him about three weeks.