Honiton Golf Club Festival Week proves a big hit with one and all

PUBLISHED: 13:00 01 June 2018

East Devon golf club. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5389. Picture: Terry Ife

East Devon golf club. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5389. Picture: Terry Ife


Each year Honiton Golf Club runs a festival week of open competitions where other clubs are invited to take part, writes Ann Desmoulins.

This year’s events were played in glorious weather and therefore were deemed a huge success.

On Thursday, seven teams from visiting clubs and one home team played in a Festival Week Mixed Bowmaker competition.

Each team has two men and two ladies and on each hole it is the best lady’s and the best man’s score that go on the scorecard.

A team from Honiton comprising of club chairman Jackie Seager, Paul Hill, Roy Bumpstead and Tricia Swindell, scooped the first prize with a score of 87 points.

In second place was a team from Enmore, Kevin and Dianne Dee and Kevin and Chris Lewis, with a score of 86 points.

The last prize place went to a team from Stover, Bigbury and Yelverton, Jackie Veal, Chris Willis, John and Yvonne Dance.

The final competition of Festival Week was the Ladies Texas Scramble, played in teams of three.

Eight teams entered altogether and the winners are those with the lowest score.

Jackie Seager and Trish Swindell were obviously on fine form on both days as they took first prize together with Henrietta Bradshaw with a score of 65.7.

Second place went to a team from Ashley Wood, Felicity Page, Judith White and Lorraine Richardson with 69.6. A team from Enmore and Burnham and Berrow, Patricia Rodgers, J Richards and Jenny Hay, took third place with 70.9.

Both days of golf were played in fine weather and the visitors were very complimentary about the course and the clubhouse hospitality.

Well done, to club chairman Jackie Seager and club professional/manager Adrian Cave for making it such a successful week for the club.

Members from about 30 different clubs in the South West came to play in Festival Week.

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