Seniors’ cup mania at Honiton Golf Club

PUBLISHED: 14:05 05 October 2011




Honiton golfers played an 'off the cuff' event on Sunday to raise funds for the much needed stair lift to be added to the club, writes Andy Wagner.

Played as a Texas scramble in teams of three and, straight from the shotgun things got competitive and the winning teams were divided by decimal points only. In first were Bob Cleal, Mike Stroud and Jim Wallis with a net 65.6. Second were Mike Williams, John Marchant and Keith Lloyd with 66.1, leaving Andy Wall, Spencer Macklin and Richard Beard third with 66.5.

●The Tuesday Mixed competition was the monthly drawn-for-partners Stableford competition playing for the Chivers Goblets. Mist came and went during play. The winners were Maureen Tollemache and Stan Squire with 37pts.

This was the first cup that new member Maureen had won at Honiton GC. The Goblets were presented by Past Lady Captain Jennifer Pyle .

Second were Avril Shepherd and John Northover with 31pts. John chipping in on both the 8th and 9th holes. Third were Ro Poole and John Dickinson with 24pts.

● In the second round of the Ladies’ Del Cup, a two round 36 hole Stableford competition, the top three players were separated only by a whisker with Anne Davies emerging as winner with 62 points (27 + 35) on count back from runner-up Mona Carter also on 62 points (32+30). Third place went to Catherine Doherty, 62 pts (33+29).

The Wednesday Stableford results Silver Division saw Anne Davies out top again with 35 points, and Mona Carter second with 30 points.

In Bronze 1 Division Jan Dickinson made the winning score of 33 points with Olive Pope second 29 points (c/b) from Catherine Doherty, third, also on 29 points.

Bronze 1 Division saw Jan Lloyd in first with 34 points followed by Susan Hyde on 32 points.

●It was cup mania for the Seniors this week. First up was the Ken Fordie Trophy, an individual Stableford competition played off a reduced handicap. With the course playing long scoring was difficult but Chris Chalker with 36 points squeezed a win by one point to lift the cup.

Next was the Longhurst Cup, rearranged after being abandoned during a downpour. Chris Chalker capped a very successful week by managing to get his hands on the cup. Accompanied by Jim Wallis and John Foster, they recorded 44 points in this best ball competition ahead of the trio of Vic Wood, Fred Thomas and Dick Rowe on 42 points.

Jim Wallis turned provider as the Devon Veteran Golfers representative at Honiton he organised the Norman Barker knock out competition for pairs running throughout the summer. The winners, Pete Morgan and Vic Wood, received their prize from Jim having beaten the octogenarian pairing of Bill Spice and John Egerton in the final.

A busy week was concluded with two friendly matches.

Honiton recording a home victory over Stover by one game in six to complete the double. An away match with Bigbury was less successful, only a half salvaged from a strong home team.

Pictured are: Pete Morgan, Jim Wallis and Vic Wood

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