Honiton ladies hold successful Christmas Fayre and Coffee Morning meeting

Golf club and ball

Golf club and ball - Credit: Archant

Despite the generally gloomy conditions there was some golf played at Honiton last week, writes Ann Desmoulins.

The regular Tuesday Mixed format was a team of four, with two stableford scores to count.

In first place, with a wonderful score of 88 points, were Steph Barnes, Vicki Rogers, Barry Rogers and Cyril Dann.

Quite some way behind were Sue Ritchie, Liz Wood, Paul Ritchie and Ken Wood with 82 points.

In third place, with 81 points, on countback, were Cathy Uttley, Linda Northover, Derek Knibb and Jason Gosling.

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The ladies section held a very successful Christmas Fayre and Coffee Morning last week.

Sixty-four ladies from neighbouring clubs came to play 10 holes social golf before joining in with the Christmas Fayre and what was very clear was that all really enjoyed their visit.

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There was a raffle (with prizes all donated by the lady members), a cake raffle and some hand made greeting cards, helped to raise the wonderful sum of £362.50 for the captains’ charity, Devon Link Up.

This is a local charity that supports people who have learning disabilities and/or Autism. A further £157.65 was raised for the travel expenses fund.

There were some very interesting Christmas gifts for sale, including hand made knitted accessories and toys, Christmas gifts and boxes, driftwood items and other Christmas presents and knick knacks.

There was also an excellent produce stall with delicious home made cakes, pastries and home preserves - all provided by the lady members.

Special thanks go to Sue Kelson who organised the Fayre and Vera Richardson who arranged all the golf.

The senior’s competition on Friday challenged the 68 members to get round using just three clubs and a putter.

Whilst they all started ready to face this challenge, there was no control over the weather and the misty conditions at the start gradually worsened so that the horn had to be sounded with most not even halfway round.

The fog got progressively worse and the day was abandoned which did allow members the opportunity to meet up with vice captain Steve Butcher, following his recent operation.

He expressed thanks to all club members for their support and they were greatly encouraged by his recovery.

An impromptu collection of small change collected £37 for Children in Need and this was sent off by the captain.

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