Darren holes putt to win for Vice
- Credit: Honiton GC
The Annual Captain v Vice took place at Honiton Golf Club on Saturday, 28th August in a Ryder Cup format of team matchplay, with Vice Captain Wayne Broom’s team winning 6-5. It all came down to the last pairing on the last green with the last putt being holed by Darren McCabe. Those viewing the final green thought it was at least 18inches but were then told it was 12, well done Darren for holding his nerve. Losing Captain Neil Pullman was not available for a chat!
There were two nearest the pin prizes, on the 2nd Ron Graham and on the 12th Dave Stewart. Neil presented all winning pairs with a box of balls and handed over the trophy to Wayne. A good day had by all.
The Tuesday Mixed competition this week was a Honiton Waltz, played in teams of four, with one score to count on the first hole, two on the second and three on the third, then repeated throughout the round.
There were seven teams taking part, but with one team short of a player, a 'phantom' player was recruited into their team. The 'phantom' player was one of the players from another team and he had to keep his score throughout the round, so that the three-ball team's score could be adjusted at the end of the round by making use of a fourth player's score.
The clear winners, with 78 points, were Ann Trayling, John Craig, Janet and David Hughes. Second place, with 75 points, went to Penny Blackburn, Keith Crane, Sue and Paul Ritchie. The team of three, Lesley Oxenham, Maggie and John Harvey, took third place when their score was elevated to 71 points by their 'phantom' player, Paul Ritchie
Honiton Seniors returned from Lyme Regis with a 4-1 win, with David Scott/Alex Neil 2up, Derek Keen/Tom Tunnicliffe 2up, Pat Parnell/Ian Collier 3/2 being the winning pairings. Two other matches were halved and 1 loss, any win away from home is always good - well done.