Sunday golfers celebrate at Honiton

Sunday Medal - At last, some golf on a Sunday morning and the lay off seems to have energised the members, writes Andy Wagner.

The competition was the County Golfer Medal with the winner progressing to the knock out stages of the county tournament to be played right here at Honiton. In the end the finalist was chosen on count back with Dan Noar's nett 68 squeaking past Andy Harrison's. Div 1 finished with Dan Noar nett 68, Jullian Netherway nett 69 and Ed Reece nett 70. This was mirrored exactly in Div 2 with Andy Harrison nett 68, Buzz Harris nett 69 and Mark Fowler nett 70.

?This weekend members had plenty of Mixed Golf to play. On Saturday, married couples played for the Honiton Flitch Trophy with a flitch of Ham for the winners; format Foursomes Stableford.

Club vice-captain Dave Morgan presided over the proceedings and together with lady captain Jackie Seager presented the prizes.The winners this year with 35pts, were Joy and John Kerr. Second were Andrea and Stan Squire with 32pts, and third, with 31pts, on c/b were Catherine and Charlie Doherty. Allan Seager and Stan Squire both had twos on the second hole and received golf balls.

?Monday was the qualifying competition for the Mixed Foursomes Knock-out President's Trophy. 22 couples played. This format is Foursomes Medal. The best score of the day was Olive Pope and Andy Sharland with a wonderful score of nett 66.

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Three couples scored nett 76 - Heather and Peter Clarke, Joan Smith and Max Pipe and Jane and Mike Watts. There were two twos, both on the second hole - Moira and Mike Cooper, Penny Blackburn and Terry Dimond. The best 16 scores now go forward for Knock-out Foursomes Matchplay.

66 seniors took part in a pairs better ball competition on Friday. This was the first time the course had been open for a full day this week due to heavy rain. There was plenty of water lying about and there was not much run on the ball. The brisk wind also helped to keep down the scores and only one pair beat par - Dave Morgan and Chris Street who scored 38 Stableford points. Runners-up on 36 points were Mike Jones and Robin Mitchell, who beat John Vessey and Mike Watts on countback. In fourth place were Angus Falconer and Peter Blake, with Max Pipe and Keith Thomas picking up the last prize.

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