Honiton senior success for Butcher, Neil and Anderson

PUBLISHED: 21:00 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 21:01 26 February 2018

Former Honiton seniors captain Bob Underwood presents current seniors captain John Pawley with one of the bird boxes that are being placed around the course.

Former Honiton seniors captain Bob Underwood presents current seniors captain John Pawley with one of the bird boxes that are being placed around the course.

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Despite frosty conditions and a biting easterly wind, the Honiton seniors did manage only their third competition of the year - a Texas Scramble, writes Ann Desmoulin.

Over 60 players braved the elements for what turned out to be a sunny day, but unusually, not one two was recorded, so four random cards were drawn and each team received 12 balls to share.

Making a habit of receiving the prizes was vice captain Steve Butcher, along with Alex Neil and Dave Anderson.

Their score of 62.1 was well ahead of the rest of the field. Second place fell to Paul Ritchie, Phil Faulkner and Brian Bird with 64.1 Third were John Locke, Nigel Broadbent and Howard Clayton with their 64.7 followed by Stan Squire, Derek Herrington and Tom Tunnicliffe on 65.5.

Former seniors’ captain Bob Underwood, with the help of Ron Graham, has made up 10 bird boxes to be distributed throughout the course and decided to auction these off - for charity. These have been added to the boxes already positioned in the wooded areas. The seniors contribute towards the Captain’s Charity each year, and this year the beneficiary is the Honiton-based Devon Link-Up. Bob raised £130 from club members and presented this sum to seniors captain John Pawley. The project has been so successful Bob has already made a start on producing more - well done, Bob.


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