Honiton mixed invitational win for Ron Graham and Penny Weston
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The annual Mixed Invitational competition allows members to invite guests from far and wide to test themselves on Honiton’s tricky greens and also combat the fog wind and rain, writes John Pawley.
Past club captain Ron Graham and his partner Penny Weston, from Looe Golf Club came out on top to win the Salver after scoring 41 points.
The pair also served up the competition’s loan two and that won them 32 balls.
Attempting to win this particular competition for the third time were the pairing of Alan Seager and Glenda Board from Axe Cliff, but they had to settle for second place with their score of 37. Edged into fourth on countback, having also scored 37, were Bill Eaton and Di Parsons from Crediton and fourth place went to Peter Clarke and Angela Coles from Sidmouth with 35 points.
All the prizes were presented by Honiton lady captain Jane Watts.
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Honiton ladies contested the Bradshaw Bogey, a trophy presented by Henrietta Bradshaw in 1996, writes John Pawley.
At each hole, a birdie or better is scored as plus one, a par is scored as zero and a bogey or worse scores minus one.
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The damp conditions, with a gusty wind and the mist, coupled with the unusual scoring format gave the 24 ladies taking part a true challenge.
Ann Trayling emerged as the winner with a score of plus one. It was a close contest for the runners-up spot with countback called into play to see Chris Pearce edge out lady captain Jane Watts after both players finished level.