Honiton Ladies' Open proves to be a huge succcess on and off the course
PUBLISHED: 19:02 11 June 2018 | UPDATED: 19:02 11 June 2018
On what was a gloriously sunny day, Honiton Golf Club welcomed ladies from 26 different clubs, many of whom are regular participants in our opens and look forward to the annual get-together of old friends, writes Ann Desmoulins.
With the course looking superb and the halfway hut fully stocked with a huge variety of home-made cakes under the management of Stephani Barnes, everyone enjoyed themselves!
One of the most talked-about features of this Open is the magnificent prize table organised by Elizabeth Ward, which features an array of handbags and other leather goods by a well-known manufacturer. We like to think that this is a big draw to our event and is about the fourth time this has been done. In terms of the playing action, 129 ladies took part in a three-ball better ball stableford with two scores to count.
The visiting winners were Staddon Heights with a score of 81 points with Tiverton taking second place with 80 and third were a combination of Malkins Banks and Honiton (Cathy Uttley), with a score of 78 on countback from The Warren, who had to settle for fourth.
Fifth were Sherborne (77) and sixth was another combined team of Lyme Regis and Sidmouth (76).
In terms of the home teams, the winners were Elizabeth Ward, Joan Smith and Ann Desmoulins with 81 points. Second were the trio of Linda Curtis, Anne Owen and Pam Knibb, with their score being 74.
The winner of the nearest-the-pin prize on the second hole was Jenny Dunn of Malkins Bank, while nearest-the-pin on the 10th hole was Woodbury Park’s Jan Morrison and the nearest-the-pin on the 18th was won by Orchard Leas’ Sue Chalker. In terms of scoring a two there was just the one and it was ‘one of our own’ with Jackie Seager taking the honours and in so doing she won all 57 balls on offer. A magnificent sum of £400 was raised on the day made up from the raffle (£247) and the halfway hut (£192) with the beneficiary the Captain’s Charity for the Year – Devon Link UP.
It only remains to be reported – well done, every one involved in another wonderful occasion.