Matthews ‘conducts’ play to a successful conclusion at Honiton

Snow on the Honiton Golf Club course

Snow on the Honiton Golf Club course - Credit: Archant

Fourty-one hardy souls ventured out last Friday to compete in a senior’ stableford competition combined with the third round of the Winter Eclectic, writes John Pawley.

A dusting of snow and ice, allied to a saturated course, provided unusually testing conditions. The wintry conditions made all aspects difficult, especially putting on the snow/ice covered winter greens.

Several players abandoned play after a few holes, but the majority bravely soldiered on.

Malcolm Matthews (using clubs like his conductor’s baton) emerged victorious in Division One with 32 points beating Dave Morgan on countback. Stan Squire, Alan Pollock and Bill Eaton followed closely behind.

Steve Blundell triumphed in Division Two with 29 points nudging ahead of Norman Runciman and Mike Delaney on countback, followed by Bill Phillips and Tom Tunnicliffe.

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All 26 golf balls on offer in the twos competition were won by David Ive who chipped in for the only two of the round at the second hole. It is believed he shared some of these with another stray golfer he found on the course!

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