Golfers kept on their toes

PUBLISHED: 22:10 07 December 2011

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HONITON - Players were back to the Sun Am Winter league games and John Marchant got his first points on the board when his partner (Andy Wagner) deigned to turn up on time, writes Andy Wagner.

He also scored his first win points in a hard fought match against Derek Richards and Julian Netherway who will surely go on to figure strongly in this year’s competition (we need you to beat the others, lads). It was two finely judged 15 ft putts by Marchant that knocked the stuffing out of them but the game was keenly contested right to the last hole. And you're right, if we'd lost, you wouldn't have read a word about it!

●Ladies’ Section: The competition secretary devised another great game to keep the ladies on their toes. Final Stableford results were in the lap of the gods as players were asked to pick numbered cards in order to double up on points played on two holes. The lucky ones were: In Silver Division: 1, Tricia Swindell 30+2=32; 2, - Sue Ritchie 27+4 =31. Bronze 1 Division:1, Joan Smith 34+3= 37; 2, Ann Desmoulins 27+ 6 =33. Bronze 2 Division: 1, Majsan Stroud 28 + 1 = 29; 2, Sue Witton 27+1=28

Senior Section: Captain Bill Nicholls devised the "Nicholls Stableford" a variation on the normal competition with an extra point awarded on each hole for any player beating his playing partners. Most of the Seniors grasped the scoring although the Committee developed headaches working out the result. Top man was Phil Faulkner with 46 points just beating Dave Morgan on 45 points. Dave Maggs 44, Chris Chalker 41, Trevor Bradley 41, Peter Shepherd 40.

LYME REGIS LADIES - Some ladies were put off playing in the December Medal due to the forecast wet weather, but it didn’t arrive, although the course was wet and playing long, which was reflected in the scores, writes Ellie Langford.

Division 1: 1, Jane Southcombe 77; 2, Sally Stratton 78 ocb; 3, Diane Smith 78. Division 2: 1, Jane Broom 78; 2, Lila Lambert 79; 3, Beth Rowlands-Rees 80. Division 3: 1, Alice Hines 77; 2, Hayley Rowland 84; 3, Sheila Claringbold 87.


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