Honiton ladies' captain drives in
PUBLISHED: 09:00 04 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:58 15 June 2010
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An arctic blast kept conditions challenging to say the least for the gentlemen of Honiton on Sunday morning.
An arctic blast kept conditions challenging to say the least for the gentlemen of Honiton on Sunday morning. At least the conditions underfoot were good with the course in remarkable condition given the recent weather. Hats off to the green staff for all their hard work this winter. Two separate competitions were played with the last 16 pairs in the Sun-Am competition being whittled down to the quarter finalists who compete in a fortnight's time. Julian Netherway and Derek Richards will play Julian Phillips and Tim Morris, Jeff Peace and Dean Bonetta will play Kerry Burke and Barry Wilkinson, Bob Cleal and Barrie May will play Phil Deacon and Pete Morgan, Jason Gosling and Keith Krane will play Scuddler and Sidney Martin.Whilst the Sun-Am battles were being fought, with some going as far as 21 holes to find a winner, the rest of us not good enough to qualify this year, played a better ball with Steve Morris and Steve Waller coming third with 33 points. In second place with 35 points were Dave Morgan and Ron Graham and, winning by a clear margin this week with 38 points, were Jim Wallis and Dave Maggs, who still managed a decent swing under multiple layers of warm clothes. The two competitions combined only managed one two, with Ron Graham staggering out of the clubhouse under the weight of 43 golf balls.Last Wednesday dawned wet and foggy and the Lady Captain's drive-in competition had to be cancelled. However, Sue Selway had been told she had to drive- in whatever the weather!! Luckily the sun came out and Sue, with her caddie, the club president Anne Davies, was able to drive off the 18th tee in the sunshine. Despite there being no golf, Sue had a large gallery of spectators on the 18th fairway. The prize for nearest the ball was won by Barbara Mullett, a past Lady Captain. Players then adjourned back to the clubhouse for mulled wine and sandwiches. Sue kindly donated the competition prizes to a raffle and, due to everyone's generosity, £143 was raised for the Honiton Junior Girls Scholarship fund. This is a particularly special year for Sue as her father went to work for the club 75 years ago at the tender age of 14, and Sue will have been a member for 50 years in 2009. The Monthly Tuesday Mixed Stableford Draw was played in wet and foggy weather. Some braved 18 holes but most only played 14.Jan Dickinson and Mike Watts won with 32pts, Rosemary Whiteley and Keith Upstone 29pts, Joan Beadle and Tom Payne 25pts, Robert Hendrick and Rob Poole 24pts. Sue Selway is pictured driving in.
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