Honiton lady captains Prize success for Carole Cole with Heather Clarke a close second

PUBLISHED: 16:45 25 July 2018

East Devon golf club. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5389. Picture: Terry Ife

East Devon golf club. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5389. Picture: Terry Ife

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There was gorgeous weather for the Lady Captain’s Prize for which the format was Stableford, writes Ann Desmoulins.

With the course resembling desert conditions while the greens were an oasis, made the golf very tricky. On the fairways (and even in the rough) the ball was running very great distances which made club selection crucial.

On the other hand, the greens, being nice and juicy, were relatively slow – this being very much the opposite of what is normally the case!

There were 41 ladies that took part and it proved to be a close contest throughout with countback needed to determine the overall winner. Carol Cole took the honours with Heather Clarke a mighty close second.

In other ladies section news the Presidents team played their last match of the season and they ended on a high with a 5-2 success over old rivals Torquay.

The latest offering for the seniors was a three-ball better ball Stableford with two scores to count.

Understandably, as the course is running very fast at the moment, there were good scores and the winners were Steve Butcher, Peter Blake and Alex Neil with a very impressive score of 88 points.

Second place was a close affair with countback needed before Peter Clarke, Robert Canterbury and John Frith with 83 points, took second with Phil Faulkner, Barry Rogers and Ron Jones, who also scored 83 points, third.

Fourth, with 79 points, were Nigel Broadbent, John Fleetwood and Brian Hoepelman.

There were nine twos recorded, each winning five golf balls. They were: Alan Pollock, Mike Stroud, John Fleetwood and Tony Williams on the second and Steve Butcher and Stan Squire on the 10th.

Nigel Broadbent recorded three twos, scoring them on the second, third and 12th holes, Well dojne, Nigel.

The latest Tuesday Mixed format was a Rye Foursomes where both players tee off and pick the preferred ball, but the next shot is taken by the player who has pre-arranged to take the second shot on either the odds or evens holes.

Winning, with a score of 38 points were the pairing of Cathy Uttley and Max Pipe.

A point behind with 37, were Penny Blackburn and John Frith.

Third place went to Georgia Hope-Edwards and Barry Rogers with their 35 points.

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