Now it’s on with the sunscreen!

What a difference a week makes in golf. Gone were the waterproofs and out came the sunscreen for the annual Professionals Open day at Honiton Golf Club.

What a difference a week makes in golf.

Gone were the waterproofs and out came the sunscreen for the annual Professionals' Open day at Honiton Golf Club.

A range of top quality prizes from the pro shop were on offer in what was a keenly contested better ball Stableford.

In fourth place, winning a new putter, were Fred and Darren McCabe on 42 points, just losing out to Steve Branch and Paul Blackmore on countback, who win a new Titleist Bag. Second place, winning a Vokey Wedge, went to Roy Bumpstead and Alex Cave with 43 points, just losing out on countback to the competition winners, Tony Wood and Ben Barton, who walk away with new pairs of DryJoy Golf Shoes. Nearest the pin on the second hole was Sue Long and nearest the pin on the 12th hole was Steve Heath, each winning a dozen quality golf balls.

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Thanks go to Professional Adrian Cave for an excellent day, superb prizes and for a job well done, invaluable help and advice year round.

Ladies Golf: The ladies' secretary Barbara Mullett has been extremely busy the past few weeks re-arranging the Ladies' Open for Wednesday and must have been relieved when the weather behaved! Also most of the original teams were able to play. The format was teams of 3, 2 scores to count, Medal play.

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In first place with 137 were a team from Okehampton, Kay King and Kath Mansell, both off 19, with Amanda Winsor 24. Second, with 139, were Sue Glanville 22, Sally Griffin 26 both from Okehampton with Gill Davies 23 from Exminster.

There were three teams with 142. Third on c/b last six holes were home team of June Hodge 18, Chris Luttman 24 and Jan Portlock 29. Fourth, also a home team, were Mabs Baker 25, Avril Shepherd 30 and Joan Smith 23. Fifth were Sue Gannon 21 from Exeter, Linda Holdway 28 and Jan Hill 18, both from East Devon. Sixth with 145 on c/b were Jenny Seabourne 22, Irene Butler 14, both from Launceston, with Linda Tabb 19, from Sherborne.

Nearest the pin bronze player Julia Gill, from Saunton, silver player Wendy Homer, from Weston-super-Mare.

Only one lady managed a two so Kath McBain, from Exeter, went home with a heavy bag containing 45 balls.

Mixed Golf: This week]s Mixed Competition was a Texas Scramble with members welcoming back some friends who are country members. The winners with a Net 64 were Penny Blackburn, Terry Dimond with Mike and Moira Cooper.

Second with net 64.6 were Bill and Olwen Eaton with Ben and Veronica Parkinson.

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