Honiton Flitch Trophy triumph for John and Cathy Pawley

PUBLISHED: 17:23 06 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:23 06 May 2018

Flitch trophy winners Cathy and John Pawley (the seniors captain) with Honiton captains Liz Rogers and Richard Beard.

Flitch trophy winners Cathy and John Pawley (the seniors captain) with Honiton captains Liz Rogers and Richard Beard.

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The Flitch Trophy is a mixed trophy competition for married couples only and was played on the final weekend of April, writes Ann Desmoulins.

The annual event began back in 1980, when a ‘Ham Flitch’ was originally presented to the winners.

In later years, 1990, a trophy was presented by Mrs Barbara Adams in memory of her husband David.

The trophy is thought to originate from the Honiton Pottery, a unique glazed dish, coloured green and commissioned especially for the donor.

The competition format was in the form of a Foursomes, a testing game even for the best of friends!

Each couple takes turns to play the next shot, all very well if your partner can hit a straight ball and place it nicely on the fairway, but golf plays silly games with the mind and with pressure mounting not to upset ‘the other half’ a ball inevitably ends up either behind a tree or in a ditch!

The competition was supported by a good number of entries, a dry day albeit a little chilly and scores reflecting the lovely course condition. The worthy winners for 2018 were seniors’ captain John Pawley and wife Cathy, scoring an excellent 41 points.

No twos were recorded and, as a result, a card draw took place, which saw success for Bill and Olwen Eaton.

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