Honiton ladies have three rounds in one
PUBLISHED: 20:41 23 May 2012
It's a strange thing the weather last week, not wet enough to close the course but wet enough to stop the ground staff trimming the course up to manicured standards, writes Andy Wagner.
The long grass certainly took run off the ball but equally the soft greens held your second shot into the greens. The conditions seemed to suit some player’s games with Martin Hughes winning Div 1 with 38pts ahead of Keith Denning 37pts and Mike Williams 36pts. Alan Piper took Div 2 with 39pts ahead of Steve Key 36pts and Jonno Barker 35pts.
●Tuesday Mixed - This week a new Mixed Format was tried and proved to be very popular. Forty members played with a format of teams of four with two Stableford scores to count on each hole - one score from the lady and one from the gent. The winners with 81pts were Rosemary Whiteley, Andrea Squire, seniors’ vice captain Bob Underwood and Stan Squire. Second, with 79pts. were Country Member Carole Jones, Penny Blackburn, Country Member George Jones and Terry Dimond. Lady captain Jackie Seager presented the prizes.
●Ladies’ Section - Some ladies found themselves with all their eggs in one basket this week as three competitions were contested in one round of golf.
There was a Foursomes Stableford which resulted in a win for Jackie Seager and Henrietta Bradshaw with 35pts. Elizabeth Davies and Chris Luttman came in second with 31pts and Diana Gee and Andrea Squire in third place with 29pts (c/b), just beating Jenny Raison and Linda Northover, also on 29pts.
Also decided on this day was the qualifying couple in the Express and Echo competition - Jackie Seager and Henrietta Bradshaw - who will go on to play at Staddon Heights on September 14. Last but not least, there was the Killard Leavey Competition, and here qualifiers Jeanne Mackinnon and Daphne Ayland will go on to play at Sidmouth on September 14.
●Seniors Section - 72 hopefuls took part in the Seniors’ Medal, but most were found wanting. Only one player broke par and that was Dave Morgan. At last he will move into Division One where he may have more competition. Division One was won by Eric Short with 69pts, beating Mike Stroud ocb. Alan Pollock and Chris Street each scored 70 and the last prize was taken by Tony Proudfoot. Dave Morgan won Division Two with a 68, Ron Cooper came second with 69 and the last three prizes went to Mike Jones, Ashley Murray and Paul Ritchie, all with scores of 70.
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