Honiton Lady Captain’s Day success for Hughes, Blackburn and Liell

PUBLISHED: 16:11 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:11 30 July 2018

Honiton Golf Club's Lady Captain's Day prize winners Janet Hughes, Penny Blackburn and Cherry Liell with lady captain Liz Rogers

Honiton Golf Club's Lady Captain's Day prize winners Janet Hughes, Penny Blackburn and Cherry Liell with lady captain Liz Rogers


It was Lady Captain’s Day last week, when lady captain Liz Rogers, organised a day of fun competition and super prizes, writes Ann Desmoulins.

On a glorious day, with the course conditions as they have been for most of the summer, the ladies, in teams of three, played a Yellow Ball competition, where each member of the team in turn plays with a yellow ball and any points she scores are doubled for that hole.

The secret is not to lose the yellow ball! Any who did, could purchase another one on payment of £1 for the Captains’ Charity so no-one was too penalised.

Some sensational scoring resulted in a win for the team of Janet Hughes, Penny Blackburn and vice captain Cherry Liell (still recovering from a long term injury) with 128 points - with a large contribution from Cherry herself on the ninth!

Second, on countback, were Heather Clarke, Susan Hyde and Catherine Doherty with 120 points from Liz Wood (playing for two teams to make up the numbers), Joan Smith and Jan Portlock.

The prize for the best back nine was won by Liz Wood, Ann Desmoulins and Vera Richardson with 59 points.

For the nine-holers, the winners were Catherine Hunt, Marcia Bastin( a welcome new member) and Julie Eyles with 50 points.

The other sensation was a three on the par five ninth, scored by Tricia Swindell whose third shot over the trees from the 10th fairway toppled into the hole!

The Lady Captain’s Prize (played for the previous week) was presented to winner Carol Cole.

An ‘alternate shots medal’ was the format for the latest Tuesday Mixed competition.

The gentleman tees off on the first tee and thereafter the lady and gentleman play alternate shots throughout the 18 holes and half the combined handicaps is deducted from the gross score at the end of the round.

The winning score, a superb net 63, was returned by Susan Hyde and Tom Chapman who play off handicaps of 32 and 28 respectively.

Second, with nett 66, were Georgie Hope-Edwards and Brian Hoepelman while the other minor places went to Maureen Lawrence and Barry Rogers (nett 67) and Liz Wood and Cyril Dann (nett 68).

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