Honiton’s new lady captain drives way into term of office

PUBLISHED: 23:08 28 January 2015 | UPDATED: 08:30 29 January 2015

Honiton lady captain Olwen Eaton tees-off to start her year in office

Honiton lady captain Olwen Eaton tees-off to start her year in office


Last Wednesday, the ladies of Honiton Golf Club welcomed their new lady captain Olwen Eaton with the traditional Drive-In, writes Ann Desmoulins.

It is a rather daunting task with the in-coming captain required to drive off the 18th tee cheered on by the members and their guests.

Olwen produced an admirable drive and ladies secretary, Lesley Oxenham’s guess as to its final resting place was the closest for which she won the prize!

Prior to this, Olwen chipped on to the 18th green for retiring captain Elizabeth Davies to putt out, which she did with great aplomb.

The ceremonials were preceded by a fun competition for the ladies, played over 14 holes on a rather bleak morning (after heavy overnight rain it was amazing that the course was even open). The format was three-ball better bal with two scores to count, using a shot-gun start to ensure all finished at the same time. Fourteen teams took part and the winners were the trio of Janet Hughes, Linda Blundell and Jan Lloyd with 63 points.

In second were Mona Carter, Liz Rogers and Lesley Farley (62) and third, after countback was called into play, were Sue Ritchie, Gill Johnson and Catherine Hunt (59).

The new captain then generously provided lunch at which the prizes were presented - an enjoyable day for all and we hope, a good start to a successful year for Olwen.

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