Look out! Andy's back reporting Honiton golf
PUBLISHED: 09:11 03 February 2010 | UPDATED: 00:51 16 June 2010
Somehow, in a moment of weakness, I found myself volunteering to be the club s Press Officer again. Some people never learn do they? My first assignment was to cover Sunday morning s Three Clubs and a Putter Competition, writes Andy Wagner.
Somehow, in a moment of weakness, I found myself volunteering to be the club's Press Officer again. Some people never learn do they?
My first assignment was to cover Sunday morning's 'Three Clubs and a Putter' Competition. Thinking about some of the holes I've played I would have been a lot better off just using a putter from the tee! However, due to an earlier arrangement I was due to be in Yorkshire for the weekend. (We really don't learn do we?) So my problem was how to report on a game I'd had nothing whatever to do with. Never one to shirk a challenge, I phoned the Pro to ask him to get the Captain to let me have a list of the winners. "You're in luck Andy! There's no game due to an earlier snow fall covering the course!" So, you all have a week's grace before I start reporting properly again. Use it wisely!
Tuesday Mixed this week was the Drawn Greensomes Stableford playing for the Goblets. In a bitter cold wind, over 20 hardy members walked the fairways. In first place, with 33pts, winning on the back 9 were Gerda Brown and Paul Witton. Second, also on 33pts, were Linda and John Northover. Third, with 32pts, were lady vice-captain Sue Ritchie and John Frith. The new lady captain Elizabeth Ward presented the prizes.
l The Ladies played a 10 hole, 4 clubs and a putter shotgun start, drawn for partners on arrival, individual Stableford for the first competition of the new lady captain Elizabeth Ward's year.
Ladies were divided into three divisions for the prizes. The prize table was beautifully arranged by Elizabeth and she presented the awards as follows: Silver Division: 1, Maureen McIlvean, 21pts; 2, Chris Pearce, 20pts on cb; 3, Anne Davies, 20.
4, Diana Gee, 19pts; 5, Elizabeth Davies, 18pts.
Bronze 1: 1, Chris Luttman, 23; 2, Catherine Doherty, 22; 3, Jeanne MacKinnon, 20 pts on c/b; 4, Thelma Neate; 5, Rosemary Greenhorn, 19.
Bronze 2 - 1, Jean Moon, 23; 2, Susan Hyde 20 pts on c/b; 3, Betty Weedon; 4, Anne Verplank, 19; 5, Lesley Oxenham, 18. The lady captain presented all the ladies who had taken part with a gift and complimentary drink.
l It was with a sigh of relief that captain Ben Laite led the Seniors out for a Medal competition this week, the first time it has been possible to play on Friday this year, albeit with a number of temporary greens. Some creaking bones were in evidence but not for Brian Elkington who snatched victory in Division One on countback with a net 70, just edging out John Dickinson, Adrian Williams and Bob Cleal, all with the same score.
Vice Captain Bill Nicholls completed the prize-winning positions with a net 71, although a missed putt for a two on the fourth hole proved costly as John Bevan recorded the only two of the day and scooped up all 57 balls on offer.
In Division Two, Steve Blundell was a clear winner with a net 68 and took home the tankard for the overall monthly medal winner, together with his prize. Malcolm Matthews on 70, John Ward 70, Bob Milton 71 and Mike Jones on 72 were the other winners.
Next week is the annual club handicap review so watch out chaps!