Golf news round-up

HONITON - The men of Honiton GC competed in the fifth round of the initial stages of the prestigious Sun-Am competition.

HONITON - The men of Honiton GC competed in the fifth round of the initial stages of the prestigious Sun-Am competition, writes Paul Dimond.

Due to an overnight frost the temporary greens got another outing which always acts as a good leveller in this matchplay format. One result stands out from the rest with Senior Stalwart Jim Wallis triumphing on his own (4+3) over two promising youngsters Barton and Willey. This week there were also wins for Peace and Bonetta (4+2), Maggs and Cook (6+4), The brothers Reece (4+2), Dimond and Lavender (5+4), Morris and Lambert (1up), Voisey and Chivers (1up), Black and Harris (5+4), Drew and Noar (1up), Short and Pollack (4+2), Morgan and Graham (4+2), Wood and Watkins (8+7), Tierney and Hassell (3+1), Netherway and Richards (6+5).

After the recent bad weather the Tuesday Mixed Fours resumed with over 20 members taking part in a Greensomes Stableford .

All the winners this week were presented with their prizes by the Lady Captain Sue Selway. 1, Linda Northover and John Frith, 35pts; 2, Jan Dickinson and Mike Watts, 28pts; 3, losing out on c/b, Sue Ritchie and Paul Witton. The Lady Captain also presented the prize for the Mixed Golfer of the Year to Stan Squire whose average over eight qualifying competitions was a very good 38.25.

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This week the Honiton Ladies held their AGM. Outgoing lady captain Sue Selway thanked the ladies for their support during the year. The ladies then welcomed Elizabeth Ward as their new lady captain for 2010 with Sue Ritchie taking over the position of lady vice-captain.

DEVON - The new Devon golf captain for 2010 is 41 year old 2 h/cap player Neil Holland from Sidmouth Golf Club, writes Jock Todd.

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Neil has been a county player for many years and it's his ambition for the team to do well and qualify for the EGU finals.

LYME REGIS - After a few weeks of snow, rain and fog, Lyme Regis ladies finally managed to play a 'four clubs and putter' nine-hole Stableford


It may have only been over nine holes, but it was still keenly contested, with the last pair finishing just as the fog came down and closed the course.

Division 1: 1, Jane Dixon, 16pts; 2, Jill Cottrill, 15pts.

Division 2:

1, Jean Moss, 18pts; 2, Val Rivers, 16pts.

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