Honiton ladies joy for Henrietta Bradshaw

PUBLISHED: 16:57 24 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:57 24 February 2015

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The Honiton ladies played another variation of the time-honoured stableford format – the criss-cross version, in very pleasant weather, although the ground was heavy underfoot, writes Ann Desmoulins.

Many temporary greens were in use, making putting especially tricky. Each hole on the front nine is paired with the equivalent hole on the back nine.

For example, hole one with hole ten and hole two with hole eleven, and so on.

Only the better of the two stableford scores for each pair of holes is counted, so total points score is only derived from nine holes not 18 and hence the relatively low scores. It means of course that if you score badly on the first of your two holes then you have a chance to redeem yourself on the second!

The Silver Division was won by Henrietta Bradshaw with 24 points. Mona Carter was second with 23 and Chris Pearce, with 21, took third on countback. There were 14 players taking part in this division.

Catherine Doherty won the Bronze Division One with 22 points. Penny Blackburn and Gill Johnson both scored 20 points with the former edging the latter on countback for second place.

In Bronze Division Two there was a close contest with Di Wall edging out Catherine Hunt after both players scored 20 points and countback was called into play.


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