Honiton seniors Winter Eclectic success for Derek Keen

PUBLISHED: 12:19 02 December 2018

A waterlogged Honiton Golf Club coures. Picture: HONITON GOLF CLUB

A waterlogged Honiton Golf Club coures. Picture: HONITON GOLF CLUB


Rain, rain, and more rain washed out a lot of the Honiton golf across the past week, writes Ann Desmoulins.

The Tuesday Mixed group did see some action – though it was not ‘on course’, more a case of sitting down action as they did not let the inclement weather stop them from enjoying their usual get-together over lunch.

The ladies did not have any luck either with what seems to be a regular Wednesday event of the rain washing any hopes of play, but again, the lack of play did allow for another social gathering enjoyed by all.

There was one group that ‘got lucky’ with the weather and that was the senior section who, despite a lot of rain in the preceding days the course opened to allow the seniors to play the third round of the Winter Eclectic.

Despite a few temporary greens and wet areas in places, scores were very good indeed.

In Division One the first two places were only separated on countback with the winner being Derek Keen, just edging Phil Deacon into second place with both scoring 39.

David Woodruff, with 37 points, was third and Nigel Broadbent was fourth with 36.

Division Two was also closely contested with Tom Tunnicliffe winning with 36 points. Second was Robert Canterbury with 35, just beating Eric Short, who also scored 35, on countback. Ian Orford was fourth with 34.

There were 10 two’s, each receiving four golf balls; Bill Eaton on the fourth, Robert Stickland, Jim Wallis and Barry Rogers on the 12th and David Scott, John Chew, Stan Squire, Tom Tunnicliffe, Eric Short and Bob Cleal, on the second.

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