Honiton Ronnie Pew Salver success for Pete Morgan

PUBLISHED: 12:34 09 May 2018

Honiton golfer, Pete Morgan, winner of the Ronnie Pew Salver

Honiton golfer, Pete Morgan, winner of the Ronnie Pew Salver

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The Honiton seniors are now well into their seasonal matches, with cancelled events from last month being slotted in where possible, writes Ann Desmoulins.

Lately, home and away matches with Oake Manor were played with Honiton coming out the overall winners by seven-and-a-half to four-and-a-half.

Oake captain Jeff Copp expressly praised the state of the course and friendly manner in which both matches had been taken on.

These matches were preceded by a loss at Sidmouth, no surprise there and a draw with Long Sutton at Honiton.

The wet weather of the previous week ensured that an impressive field of over 80 seniors turned out for Friday’s re-run of the Ronnie Pew Salver.

Conditions were dry apart from a rogue light shower and though cloudy, the temperature and lack of wind made for good golfing conditions.

Many golfers found the rustiness of the long winter break had not been sorted yet, but reasonable scores were recorded.

Five players achieved a two, each gaining 10 balls. They were: Jim Kerr, Alex Neil and Derek Keen at the second with Alan Devenny and David Morris successful at the 12th.

Division Two was won by Bob Cockett with his 37 points, followed by David Ive and Sydney Martin on 36 points and Ian Orford with 35 points. Fifth was Dave Anderson with his 32 points.

Division One was won by Pete Morgan with his 38 points, meaning his name will be on the Ronnie Pew Salver for 2018. Next was Phil Faulkner, also with 38 points followed by the 37 points of Tony Williams and Peter Clarke, with Gerry Bolton taking fifth place with his 36 points.

Virtually the first qualifier of the year meant that there were some handicap adjustments – up and down for many members.

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