Sad loss to of Sue Selway

PUBLISHED: 12:38 25 January 2011

Vice captain of Honiton Golf Club Tim Avery with Nick Richards, Sue Selway and club captain John Stabb

Vice captain of Honiton Golf Club Tim Avery with Nick Richards, Sue Selway and club captain John Stabb


Honiton Golf Club suffered a sad loss last week with the sudden death of Sue Selway, 61. It marks the end of an era at the club as Sue was the daughter of Brian and Margaret Selway. Brian served for 50 years as our Professional, retiring in 1984.In 2009 she celebrated 50 years of membership. Having retired just over two years ago, Sue was able to devote more time to her golf.

Her successes were many, being club champion several times and her county record goes back to her junior days when she won the girls’ championship in 1963/4 and the Devon Championships H’cap in ‘66/67, Captain’s prize in 1977, the SW Championships H’cap Bowl in 1978. She played for the County 2nd team in 1979 and the 1st and 2nd teams in 1980. Last year, her first year as a member of the Vets, she won the Devon Vets Championship Salver, of which she was extremely proud. Her sudden death is a sad blow to all who knew her.

● Sunday Stableford - Div 1 found it very hard going with R Willey posting the best score of 34pts, closely followed by W Pollock and J Wallis tied with 33pts. Div 2 faired a bit better with J Barker's 38pts taking the honours. D Morgan was a combative second on 37pts and S Martin third with 36pts.

The Seniors braved the early frost on Friday, playing a Stableford, coupled with round 7 of the Winter Eclectic, with scores appearing to be unaffected by use of the temporary greens. The best score of the day was in Division 2 (handicaps 20-28) with Don Leach returning an excellent 42 points. George Smith made the frame with 40 points, followed by Keith Thomas 38, Colin Hughes 37, and Bob Milton 35. In Division 1 (up to 19 handicap), Bill Nicholls was in the winners enclosure for the second week running with 40 points (for a small fee he will tell the secret of where he got the instruction for an improved grip, swing and scores!). Malcolm Matthews was 2nd. with 37, Keith Crane had 36, Norman Ede was ahead of John Dickinson on the back 9 holes, both with 35. However, John had the best win of the day in the ball “sweep” with the only 2 scored = 68 brand new golf balls. Vic Wood has been joined by last year’s winner, Keith Crane, at the top of the Winter Eclectic, with Jim Wallis, Peter Shepherd and John Lamb within a short putt of the leaders.

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