Grannies fight it out at Honiton Golf Club!

PUBLISHED: 16:23 30 May 2012


Thirty Tuesday Mixed members enjoyed the sunshine on Tuesday playing for the Ward Trophy.

This competition is organised by Elizabeth and John Ward and played in memory of their son. The format is Greensomes Stableford. The winners this year of the Ward Trophy presented by Elizabeth and John were Maureen McIllvean and John Northover with 36pts. On c/b. Second, losing out on c/b were Rosemary Whiteley and Max Pipe. Third place with 35pts were Sue Ritchie and Paul Witton. A raffle was held and £173 was raised for Sidmouth & District Dyslexic Group.

●Ladies’ Section: A proud line-up of grannies went head to head in the Grannies’ Cup which was won this year by Susan Hyde scoring 35 points, with runner-up Linda Blundell scoring 34. For those not yet blessed with grandchildren, a new "Non-Grannies Trophy" was on offer and won by Jane Watts with 36 points. And finally, the Monthly Stableford, Silver division, winner was Jane Watts (36 points) with Jackie Seager in second place (33 points). Bronze 1 division winner was Linda Northover (33 points) just beating Joan Smith (also 33 points) on c/b. Bronze 2 division was won by Susan Hyde (35 points) with Di Wall in second place (30 points).

●Seniors’ Section: Honiton Seniors Open event attracted entries from Dorset, Somerset, Bristol and Cornwall as well as Devon. There were 180 golfers who enjoyed a hot, sunny day and all finished the course. A fine event was organised by vice-captain Bob Underwood who had an exceptional prize table of golfing goodies and serious liquid refreshments. They were presented by Dave Morgan, the club vice- captain. The overall winners were C Barnes and C Coles of Churston Golf Club who won accommodation and golf at a well-known golf hotel.

The other visitor prizes went to players from Downes Crediton, Holsworthy, Bristol, Ilfracombe and Weymouth in that order. Local winners were Dave Morgan and Ron Grahem, Pete Morgan and Ted Chandler, Jim Wallis and Bob Cleal, Phil Faulkner and Howard Clayton, Merv Blackmore and Graham Charleton. In addition, there were prizes for nearest the pin, nearest a marker on the 18th and several holes were sponsored by local businesses, giving bottles of wine for a birdie.

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