Team Bond pick up the chocolate in Honiton's Easter comp

Steve and Caroline Bond, being presented by Ladies Captain, Sarah Loader

Steve and Caroline Bond, with prizes presented by Ladies Captain, Sarah Loader - Credit: Honiton GC

The annual Easter Egg competition at Honiton Golf involved 16 mixed pairs battling it out for one of the beautiful chocolate egg prizes.  

The winners, calculated by countback, with an amazing 50pts were Caroline and Steve Bond, 2nd place Olwen and Bill Eaton 50pts, 3rd Catherine and Charles Doherty 46pts and 4th Heidi and Marcus Watson-Jones with 45pts (c/b).  

On Wednesday, 35 ladies took part in a ‘Par Counts’ competition and the winners were Danusia White, Ann Desmoulins and Sue Ritchie, followed by Jo Donmall, Mona Carter and Jan Portlock. Third: Sally Drawbridge, Chris Luttman and Liz Rogers. Fourth: Linda McLaughlin, Cathy Williams and Jane Watts. 

First place in the Tuesday Mixed Scramble was decided on countback, with the team of Sue and Paul Ritchie, and Maggie and John Harvey recording a nett score of 56 after deduction of their handicap allowance of 18. Also with a nett score of 56 and after deduction of a handicap allowance of 21 were Jane Hinton, Julie Smalley, Ian Jeeves and Keith Crane. Third prize was won by Caroline and Steve Bond and Sarah and Andy Dawe, who scored a nett 58. 
 
The East Devon League began with a 4-1 victory over Teign Valley played at Axe Cliff, the winning pairs being Matt and Steve Bond, John Tierney and Derek Richards, Dave Carnall and Andy Phillips, and Spencer Macklin and Ross Latchem, a great start to the season. 

The Easter Stableford was won by Paul Dimond with an excellent score of 40 points, closely followed by Derek Richards and Rob Hazeldine. The Otter Vale Motors Monday Stableford was won by Julian Hoyles with a superb 42, followed by Tim Reed and Paul Willey. 

Despite a bitterly cold wind, 71 Honiton Golf Club Seniors embarked on their annual Captain vs Vice Captain match-play competition. 

Pairs of players had been hand-picked by the opposing team leaders, Rob Sexton and Bob Graham, and the early indications were that the Captain’s team would prevail, winning three of the first four matches, but canny pairings by his Vice gradually closed the gap, finally eclipsing the Captain’s team total to win 10 games to 6, with two halved.