Honiton Banks Trophy success for Sally Chapman and Phil Wall

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 June 2018

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The latest Honiton Tuesday Mixed meeting saw 32 players take part in the Banks Trophy competition, writes Ann Desmoulins.

Geoff Banks and his late wife, Sheila, ran the Tuesday Mixed for many years and, following Sheila’s death, Geoff donated the Banks Trophy to be contested by regular supporters of the Tuesday Mixed competitions.

The competition is a Treble Six with the first six holes being a better ball format, the second six holes a greensomes format and the final six holes a foursomes format.

The clear winners, with 38 points, were Sally Chapman and Phil Wall and it was a pleasure for them to receive the trophy from Geoff Banks. Second place was decided on countback, with Dot Grove and Ken Wood narrowly beating Di Wall and Barry Rogers into third place, both on 36 points. Susan Hyde and Paul Ritchie took fourth place with 34 points, again decided on countback.

● Whilst a magnificent 82 golfers signed up for the stableford competition this week, only 22 were eligible for the 2018 Masters prize Successful golfers from last summer’s competitions fight out for the prize - a green Masters jumper.

This year’s winner was Alan Devenny with his score of 40 points, and he was presented with his jumper by Honiton seniors’ captain John Pawley.

The stableford competition itself resulted in a win for Mike Watts with his score being 40 points – and that saw him finish just ahead of Masters jumper winner Alan in Division One.

Next came Bill Phillips with 38 and Jim Wallis with 37. In Division Two it seemed like Nick Mitchell had just pipped John Pawley on countback with his score of 38 points only for that to be overtaken by Larry Goodliffe with his 40 points tally.

Never one to be quiet, he also earned a charity pot fine - so all members will be checking he puts his money in the pot next time!

In fourth place in Division Two was Kit Barker with 37 points.

Six members scored twos with them being sunk at the second, fourth and 12th holes and each received nine balls for their efforts.

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