Pollock is tops in Murphys competition at Honiton

PUBLISHED: 10:51 05 December 2012




Sixty seniors turned out on a very frosty morning to play their Eclectic 3 and a Murphys competition, writes Andy Wagner.

An interesting, but not universally welcomed format, it is played as a stableford with exaggerated scores; three points for a birdie, nil for par, minus one for bogie and minus three for anything worse.

The format favours the bold, said John Discombe our skipper (note - he did not figure in the results!)

Alan Pollock won Division One with 19 points, just beating Eric Short on count back. Pat Purtell came third with 16 edging out Andy Sharland and Malcolm Matthews.

The best score of the day went to Dave Morgan who won Division Two with

21 points, comfortably beating Mike Hunt, Rob Canterbury, Malcolm Keeley and George Smith in that order.

There was some unsporting applause when the name of Bob Underwood our vice-captain once again fell off the winners’ list.

He will no doubt wreak his revenge next year when he calls the shots. Our most senior senior, Ronnie Pew, took centre stage to present the Ronnie Pew Trophy and some liquid prizes to the finalists in his own individual knock-out competition.

Max Pipe received the trophy as the overall winner, and Dave Maggs was runner-up.

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