Honiton golfers through to the quarter-finals

Honiton golf through an umbrella

Honiton golf through an umbrella - Credit: Honiton GC

Honiton Golf Club will play Crediton in the Quarter Finals of the Dartmoor League Cup after a nailbiting and thrilling 3-2 win over Yelverton.  
The drama started with Derek Richards and Ed Reece first out but they lost on the 1st extra hole. 
In a tremendous match, Spencer Macklin and Paul Borkowski, together with Julian Netherway (Captain of the team) and Rich Beard, won on the 18th.  
With two matches left out on the course, Honiton needed one more win, unfortunately Charlie Doherty and Rob Wiley lost 4/2. 
The match would come down to the final pairing of past captain Julian Phillips and Stewart Slater, who performed brilliantly to come home with a 3/2 win. 
In the ladies section at Honiton, the Greensomes was won by Hilda Hoepelman  and Linda Blundell. The other competition on the day was the Devon County Greensomes Warren Crocus, which was won by Ann Trayling and Mona Carter, who will represent Honiton in the  next qualifying round. 
Good luck to Ann and Mona. 
Jim Wallis is leading the field at the halfway stage in the Helliar and Steele Perkins Bogey 36-hole competition. This is played against the par of the course and Jim finished at +5, closely followed by Paul Knight and Julian Phillips on +4.   
Unfortunately, the second round was called to a halt on Sunday 16 due to the course being flooded, the new date has now been set for June 13, when the sun surely will finally be here?! 
And when that sun does finally make an appearance, the team at Honiton GC are preparing for the 14-hole HGC Lottery Fun Golf on May 28, which tees off from 4.30pm. 
The restaurant will be open and bookings can be made for a bite to eat by contacting Emma on 01404 47885. 
On the theme of food, check out the club website for a superb range of culinary events, including Emma’s famous fish and chips, and the traditional Sunday roast.

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