Honiton seniors success for Mike Stroud

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Honiton seniors, having endured rain during their past two outings, probably felt that they deserved more benign conditions when they assembled to do battle again last Friday, writes Liz Rogers.

However, it was not to be. Mother Nature provided four seasons in the course of a single round of golf with sun, rain, hail and snow!

This inevitably proved too much for a few players, unaccustomed to putting on greens covered with a layer of hail or snow. The majority, however, manfully struggled home and some even returned scores that would have been creditable on a balmy summer’s day.

Mike Stroud in particular stormed home with 38 points, not only winning Division I, but also claiming the Ronnie Pew 100 Salver which was inaugurated last year to mark Ronnie’s 100th birthday. Stan Squire was close behind with 36 points. Keith Lloyd, Mike Watts and Alan Pollock took the remaining prizes in that Division.

In Division Two, Bob Cockett topped the list with 33 points, Rob Sexton and Peter Blake followed with 31 points and Howard Pritchard and Rob Armitage were placed fourth and fifth rspectively.

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There were five two’s, which was remarkable, bearing in mind that in recent competitions in kinder conditions there have been only one or two per round. Malcolm Matthews, John Fleetwood, Ben Rogers, Mike Watts and Andy Sharland each won seven balls.

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