Longhurst Cup win with 46pts

PUBLISHED: 18:07 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:10 15 June 2010

True to the forecast, Friday morning remained dry for the seniors to play one of their main competitions of the year, the Gordon Longhurst Cup.

True to the forecast, Friday morning remained dry for the seniors to play one of their main competitions of the year, the Gordon Longhurst Cup.

Gordon was a long-standing and popular member of Honiton seniors and, when he retired from playing golf - well into his eighties - he presented the seniors with the trophy to be played for annually.

It is a very friendly 3BBB drawn competition, one to count, and last year's winners are allowed to defend their title.

Not for them this year, though; Ken Beake, Paul Ritchie and Ron Rogers came in with a creditable 36pts with a strong wind blowing.

Stan Squire, Alan Bacon and Barry Adams won the cup with an unbeatable 46pts.

Other scores: Angus Falconer, John Hill and Howard Clayton 44pts, John Lamb, John Foster and Steve Blundel 44pts - they had 24pts on the front nine; whatever happened on the back nine? - and in forth place were Gerry Tucker, Don Stroud and Peter Wells 43pts. There were seven twos, nine balls each. There was a turn-out of 90 players.

By John Fleetwood

Honiton Golf Club


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