Honiton seniors edged out at Stover

Honiton golfer Alex Neil with his commemerative tankard presented after his hole-in-one.

Honiton golfer Alex Neil with his commemerative tankard presented after his hole-in-one. - Credit: Archant

The Honiton seniors were away at Stover GC for their second friendly fixture of the year, and in very pleasant conditions went down by three-and-half to two-and-a-half, writes John Pawley.

The seniors opened up their normal competition on Good Friday to allow all members of the club to join them – always a popular event.

There were 13 groups with ladies included, and 10 all-men groups in the three-ball better ball meeting with all playing of three-quarters of the handicaps.

The previous work on the greens continued to make life a little tricky, but their improvement will be welcomed through the season.

Seven twos were recorded, at the second by Bob Cockett, Bob Underwood and Mike Stroud and at the 12th by Phil Faulkner, Ian Davis and Brian Bird – each getting seven balls.

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Winners in the mixed grouping were Dave Maggs, Elizabeth Wood and Bob Cockett with 76 points, followed by John Fleetwood, Sue Ritchie and Tom Stanton on 73 points.

Third place was taken by David Scott, Vicki Rogers and John Ward with their 72 points ahead of Mike Watts, Olwen Easton and John Chew with 71 points.

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In the all men’s, group Jim Wallis, David Woodruff and Tom Tunnicliffe came out on top with their 80 points.

Next came the 79 points of Steve Butcher, Steve Blundell and Ashley Murray with Ted Chandler, Fred Utting and Ian Piper coming third with their 74 points. The final prize for fourth place was taken by the 71 points of Nigel Broadbent, Phil Faulkner and David Pearson. Vice captain John Pawley took the opportunity to present Alex Neil with his tankard for his hole-in-one, achieved last week at the 10th.

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