Sisters-in-law prove unbeatable

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:37 15 June 2010

In the middle of the winter's hard fought men's competitions, its always good to play a relaxed friendly format and a Texas scramble is always the most relaxed of games.

In the middle of the winter's hard fought men's competitions, its always good to play a relaxed friendly format and a Texas scramble is always the most relaxed of games. A misty drizzle greeted the competitors for the 8.30am shotgun start, but this was soon forgotten, as laughter and banter and the occasional shout of fore! could be heard from every corner of the course. Few thought that golf of this quality would be possible at this time of the year yet smooth, fast greens and lush fairways are a credit to the hard working green staff at Honiton. In third place on 63.4 were Barry Wilkinson, Kerry Burke and Ian Banfield. In second, on 62.7, were Nick Richards, Dave Lavender and Steve Morris.A full two shots in front and well ahead of the field on 60.7 were winners Mike Stroud, Jim Wallis and Bob Cleal.l The winter weather hit hard this week with only the ladies' section managing to play an organised competition. The only fine day this week was the occasion of the drawn Greensome Stableford competition. It was beautifully sunny and warm though the course was inevitably wet after all the rain. Pairs were of one high one low handicapper and, by chance, sisters- in-law Penny Blackburn and Linda Blundell joined forces to make a formidable team, winning with 24 points. The next two pairs were impossible to separate - Hilda Hoepelman and Chris Luttman had 20 points as did Celia Hamlett and Chris Pearce.


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