Northover wins Parry Trophy

PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 23:28 15 June 2010

Linda Northover

Linda Northover

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HONITON Ladies played the Courtney Harris Qualifying Foursomes Medal Competition on Wednesday where the best 16 scores go forward to Match-play.

HONITON Ladies played the Courtney Harris Qualifying Foursomes Medal Competition on Wednesday where the best 16 scores go forward to Match-play. The best score of the day was Chris Pearce and June Hodge with net 71.l Honiton GC hosted the County Medal Finals. Home scores in the prizes were Diana Gee, fourth in Silver Division, and Brenda Hyde, second in Bronze Division.The South West Ladies Vets meeting was played at Tiverton GC. Ladies from Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset were competing. The winner of the Parry Trophy, for the best score from all the divisions, was Honiton's Linda Northover with 36pts. Congratulations were extended to Linda from the Ladies and it is an honour fo r the club. Lady Vice Captain Elizabeth Ward who also played, was third in the Silver Division with 32pts.The winner of the April EWGA Medal was Sarah Loader net 70The monthly Stableford winners were: Silver Div: 1, vice captain Elizabeth Ward 38pts; Bronze 1: 1,Secretary Barbara Mullett with 36pts; Bronze 2: 1, Jan Dickinson with 35pts.The results in the Silver Division show that holding office is actually very good for one's golf!This week's Seniors matches produced conflicting results with a creditable 3-3 draw at Axe Cliff but a 6-1 defeat at the notoriously challenging Sidmouth course.The pressures of captaincy were weighing heavily on Seniors' Captain John Chew as he battled to find the winning formula. Three times he has taken charge and three times the team has lost. The Vice-captain, on the other hand, seems to have the midas touch with no defeats on his watch. The tables were turned, however, in the annual Captain versus Vice-Captain match when the superior strategy of John (he picked the teams) paid dividends with a convincing 14 to 10 win.The opening major fixture of the year is the Founders' Day Trophy, which celebrates the founding of the club on April 14, 1896. A four ball drawn team event, with both men and ladies participating, saw almost 100 competitors play. The winners of the Trophy this year were Andy Ford, Duncan Hasell, Penny Blackburn and Ann Tucker with a score of 84pts.The club are hosting a Come and Try day on Sunday, May 10. All are welcome and it gives an opportunity to see whether you are a budding Tiger Woods or Anneka Sorrestam.AXE CLIFF - The Men's section played their April Stableford on Sunday. In the first division the competition was very tight, but C Trivett playing off 12, claimed the top spot with 36 points beating A Morgan and P Clode by one point. Division Two was won by D Nichols, who was in great form, with 40 points. He's a Division One player in the making, being only one shot away, with his handicap on 13. Second place went to P Christmas with an impressive 39 points and, in third, with 38 points, was D Steel. He has reduced his handicap once again down to 19. Axe Cliff was knocked out of the Mail on Sunday competition, losing 31/2 to 11/2 at home to Dawlish Warren. Axe started the Thursday roll up last week. Over 12 holes the winners, with 27 points, were Barbara Cummings and Rob Grove. Visitors are very welcome to play and the number of holes will be extended over the summer.l Sandra Walker (13) and Glenda Board (18) played their first round of the Doris Willes competition at Downes Crediton. They battled hard over 18 holes, took the other team to the wire and won on the 19th hole. Well done ladies. The ladies played the four ball better ball Ping competition in sunshine but a cool breeze on Wednesday; the winners were Glenda Board (18) and Chris Drew (32).The seniors pulled off a memorable win over Teignmouth in the first round of this year's Emerton Court Trophy, open to all member clubs in Devon. Trailing by three matches to two from the away leg at Teignmouth, Axe Cliff fought back, despite facing a stronger Teignmouth team to win 3 -2, thus tying the match at 5-5. Tony Strong holed for a birdie 3 at the first, or the 19th hole, in the sudden death decider. There had been wins for Axe Cliff from Brian Wilkes/Clive Davie and Terry Jessup/Malcolm Glass. Two games had ended all square with half points gained by Tony Strong/ Gilbert Cox and David Bruce/Alan Vincent. In the next round the team will meet the winners of the match between Churston and Dartmouth. On Friday a substantial field played in a Charity Stableford in aid of Prostate cancer research. Conditions were not as easy as they had been of late, but two of the field scored 35 points. The winner was Cyril Hellier (10) on the inward half ruling from Hugh Willis (21) and third, a point further behind with 34 points, was Rob Grove (19). As a result of his win, Cyril qualifies to play in the regional final, this year to be held at Oake Manor in late August.


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