Honiton Henry Young Salver success for Butcher, Neil and Morris

PUBLISHED: 11:55 01 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:55 01 September 2018

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Friday’s competition was the last of the year’s Opens - the Henry Young Salver, writes Ann Desmoulins.

Golfers from 25 clubs around the Westcountry made up the 180 players, who started in good dry conditions.

The clouds rolled in and the occasional shower turned to more persistent rain and a cool wind ensured that those who went off late got a bad draw.

Derek Bell hit the longest drive on the 18th, and Stan Squire was nearest the pin on the 12th. Around 20 players achieved a two and were rewarded with two sleeves of balls.

Teams from Teignmouth, Tiverton, Bowood and Bath were in the prizes in the visitors section with Garth Millard, Rob Stickland and Derek Bell finishing fourth in the home team. Third were Jim Wallis, Bob Cleal and David Armstrong with Stan Squire, John Fleetwood and Fred Thomas being edged out, on countback, by Steve Butcher, Alex Neil and David Morris - all with 45 points, in the three-ball better ball stableford competition.

Many strong teams competed in the competition, and none stronger than the winners, Peter Clarke, Alan Devenny and Derek Keen who got 47 points from their ‘one to score’ efforts. Well done to all the prize winners, and great thanks was passed to the many helpers who ensure that these Opens are so successful.

A team of four ladies from the Devon Link Up charity enjoyed their visit to see how we collect the money for their charity, and the 180 players could only praise them for the cakes they also brought to be given out at the Halfway Hut.

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