Honiton's treble six winners
PUBLISHED: 05:30 07 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:09 15 June 2010
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HONITON GOLF - Following the glorious weekend weather, hopes were high in competitors' minds of playing this great game covered in sun screen and wearing shorts.
Following the glorious weekend weather, hopes were high in competitors' minds of playing this great game covered in sun screen and wearing shorts. This was not altogether wishful thinking, as many started in shorts and sunhats but the wise ones also had waterproofs and sou'westers at hand. The weather in fact was even more changeable than the regulations of the competition itself.The scoring for the Treble Six Trophy gets progressively more difficult as the round unfolds. Played by mixed pairs, the first six holes require the best score in the pair to count (better ball). On holes 7 to 12, both players drive and then choose which ball to play alternate shots (greensome). The final six holes are played in the most taxing format known to golfers - foursome - where alternate shots are the order of play, and 'sorry partner' is the most commonly heard phrase of the day. If this was not difficult enough, it was coupled with several necessary changes in and out of waterproofs on almost every hole.Despite this, the spirit in the clubhouse was as convivial as ever, with the usual mix of laughter and banter during the after golf drink and meal with stories of places on the golf course that have never before been visited. The captain Terry Dimond and lady vice captain Sue Selway led the early starters with a useful 40 points, which was eventually good enough for third place. A creditable second place went to Rosemary and Vaughn Whiteley with 41pts.However, the winners of one of the newer trophies presented in the year, with 43pts, were Trish Swindell and John Aitken, who in his very eloquent acceptance speech told all present how 'hot' he was. We all hoped he was referring to the quality of his golf!