Honiton Golf Club ladies turn attention to charity after poor weather

PUBLISHED: 13:02 01 May 2019

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Rain cancelled play as Honiton Golf Club ladies turned their attention to charity fundraising.

The ladies staged their annual Spring Fayre with various stalls displaying the craft skills of several of the members. This was preceded by a 10 hole competition but given the rather miserable weather conditions many decided on the day to focus their energies on the Fayre, so the competition was declared null and void.

There was the usual raffle to raise funds for the teams' travel expenses in the County League competitions (Sheelah Creasy and Presidents) and a raffle to raise money for the captains' chosen charity, FORCE which works to improve the quality of treatment and care available in Exeter for cancer patients and their loved ones.

The prize was a choice of a cake made by one of FORCE's talented supporters, with £143 being raised for the charity.

Elsewhere, 71 seniors played in the first trophy competition of the new season, the Anniversary Salvers.

Players are drawn and compete in pairs in a better ball Stableford format.

Despite a fairly wet morning once again scores were very good, the winners were David Woodruff and Bob Underwood with 42 points, narrowly winning on count-back from Rob Stickland and Phil Wall also with 42 points.

Third place went to Peter Blake and Steve Blundell with 39 points, fourth went to Steve Butcher and Colin Hughes also with 39 points.

There were four twos each winning 10 balls: Steve Butcher, Bob Cockett and Ron Jones on the 2nd and Geoff Stone on the 12th.

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