Honiton Flitch Trophy triumph for John and Cathy Pawley

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

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

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!


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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.

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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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