Summer competition winners at Honiton GC

Stu Slater, Julian Phillips and Steve Charlton

Stu Slater, Julian Phillips and Steve Charlton - Credit: Honiton GC

This year’s winner, in the aptly named Phillips Cup, for players with Handicaps under 17 was Julian Phillips. 

Winning the Mansfield Cup for handicappers 17 and above was Steve Charlton and then to round off a fine Summer, Julian Phillips teamed up with Stewart Slater to win the summer pairs. Congrats to the winners as these comps are all very competitive and hard to win. 

The Four sections of the club played for the Honiton Challenge on Saturday, 9th October and emphatically the Ladies section came out on top in all competitions with Caroline Bond top scoring with an impressive 37 pts, followed by Ann Trayling with 36 and Sarah Loader also with 36.  

The Men’s Captain Neil Pullman was lost for words after his team lost by over 80 pts to the Ladies, Neil was seen the next day still shaking his head in disbelief! 1st place - Ladies –205; 2nd place- Seniors – 179; 3rd place - Mens – 170; 4th place - Juniors – 143. 
Hansford Trophy: Winners Ladies – 306; Mens – 225. Otter Trophy: Winners - Ladies 306; 
Seniors – 281. 

Despite very heavy overnight rain, the golf course opened just in time for the Tuesday Mixed competition. It was decided, due to the brutal conditions, to shorten the competition to ten holes.  

There were six teams of four playing a Honiton Waltz, with one score to count on hole 1, two scores on hole 2, three scores on hole 3, with this sequence repeated throughout the game.   
With a very impressive score of 47 points, it was Mona Carter, Ian Jeeves, Maureen and Harry Lawrence who took first prize. Second prize went to Ann Trayling, John Craig, Janet and David Hughes with 44 points. 
The Seniors at Honiton GC played their yellow four-ball betterball pairs in unseasonable gloriously warm sunshine on 8th October. The winners were David Woodruff and Len Still with 46 points, second was John Jackson and Anthony Proudfoot with 44 and in third was Gil Richardson and Stan Squire with 43.

President Max Pipe and Ladies Captain Vera Richardson receiving the Honiton Challenge Trophy

President Max Pipe and Ladies Captain Vera Richardson receiving the Honiton Challenge Trophy - Credit: Honiton GC