Warm golfing welcome to Honiton's new ladies captain

Ladies Captain 2022 Sarah Loader

Ladies Captain 2022 Sarah Loader - Credit: Honiton GC

To mark the start of this year's new ladies captain, Sarah Loader, at Honiton Golf Club, 30 members took part in a 14-hole fun competition using a waltz format.  

Playing in teams of three, each team recorded the highest score from the first hole, the two highest scores on the second, and all three scores on the third...then repeat. 

Despite the nippy weather and the odd burst of winter sunshine, the ladies did Sarah proud and fun was had by all, the results were as follows: 

1st place - Stephani Barnes, Penny Blackburn and Wendi Abraham with a score of 52 points; 2nd place - Caroline Bond, Sally Drawbridge and Susan Kelson with a score of 49 points; 3rd place - Linda Blundell, Carole Booth and Liz Rogers with 47 points. 

There were 18 members taking part in this week's Tuesday Mixed competition, which was a Rye Foursomes over 14 holes. The fine weather clearly had a positive influence on the winning pair, Penny Blackburn and Steve Bond, who scored a massive 38 points. No-one else came close but second placed pair, Caroline Bond and Mike Delaney, still had a very respectable score of 31 points.   

Following the competition, a presentation was made to the winner of the 2021 Player of the Year Cup. The winner is the player who is in the Tuesday Mixed prizes the most times during the year and Paul Ritchie narrowly won, having been in the prizes 13 times. Paul thanked all his lady playing partners who had contributed to his success, and obvious passion for golf. 

This week’s Saturday-Circus attracted a big field of 36 players and helping to organise the draw with Mark ‘Reggie’ Parkinson was Gary Sellick. A total of 12 three-balls set out on a cold winter’s day and conditions were not the easiest with only two players breaking par.  

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The winner was Terry Dimond on 38pts, 2nd was Stephen White with 36pts and in 3rd place was Charlie Doherty with 35 pts. This week’s winner of the nearest the pin and winning a bottle of wine was John Tierney. 

Player of the Year Cup winner Paul Ritchie

Player of the Year Cup winner Paul Ritchie - Credit: Honiton GC