Andrew wins belated monthly stableford at East Devon

09:37 30 January 2014

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One-hundred players took part in the postponed monthly stableford which was played last Saturday, writes Paul Willoughby.

The competition should have been played a fortnight before, but the weather that day was so awful the course had to be closed. Closing EDGC is unusual as we have such good drainage, but that just shows how wet it was – as if you didn’t know! There was a downpour on Friday 24, and a downpour on Sunday 26, but a gap in this awful weather on Saturday, just long enough to squeeze the competition into it. However the CSS (Non Golfers – (‘NG’s), I’ll explain that one day. On second thoughts, maybe not; you’d die of boredom!) was 73 which shows that conditions were not ideal.

At this time of year, getting 100 participants is quite an achievement and this is due to two factors; firstly golfers are fed up with staying at home in reasonable weather, especially when there is a competition where fame and fortune could be found. Secondly it was a Stableford competition. NG’s, you will remember that with Stableford scoring all is not lost if you make a complete pig’s ear of a hole or two – just pick up and move on. However, if you make an utter pig’s trotter in a medal round (stroke play) where every shot counts, then you are in trouble.

Clever doctor Frank Stableford (1870-1959) invented this system of scoring and first put it to the test at the Glamorgan Golf Club in 1898 – not a lot of people know that – and he has been the saviour of many a score card over the past 116 years!

The overall winner of the monthly Stableford was Ian Andrew from division 3 with an excellent 38 points from a handicap of 16, now 15. Well done, Ian.

The other leading scores were as follows; Division One; 1, Fraser Hassell, 37 points (4 now 3). That’s impressive play; 2, Matt Stone, 35 points (6 now 5); 3, Jim Colvin, 34 points (3); 4, Bill Wentworth, also 34 points (9); 5, Andy Scott, 32 points (7).

Division Two; 1, Glenn Tucker, 34 points (12); 2, Bill Coles, also 34 points (13); 3, Terry Harris, 33 points (12); 4, Neil Sear, 32 points (11); 5, Julian Turnbull, also 32 points, (11).

Division Three; 2, Taff Powell, 37 points (20 now 19); 3, Simon Gegg, 35 points (21 now 20); 4, Simon Husband, also 35 points (15); 5, Robert Winter, 33 points (20) and just because I can (though sadly out of the prizes); 6, Richard Bowes, also with 33 points (16).

There was a twos pot of £198 to be shared between 13 players – John Pulman and Jim Colvin each had two of them. Well done.

East Devon Golf Club is always delighted to welcome new members.


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