Andrew wins belated monthly stableford at East Devon

09:37 30 January 2014

golf generic picture

golf generic picture


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.


Other Sport Stories

51 minutes ago
Exmouth's Richard Bright faces a fitness test before the Cockles match at Brixham

Winger Richard Bright faces a fitness test before Exmouth’s National Three (SW) trip to Brixham tomorrow (October 10).

Read more
Lester Willmington (chairman of Sidmouth Rugby Club), with Bill and Hilary Beaumont and John Barnard, (captain of Sidmouth Golf Club).

Sidmouth Golf Club was delighted to play host to Bill Beaumont, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) chairman and his wife Hilary last week.

Read more
Withy rugby action

‘Everyone loves a cup run’, as the old adage goes, and that never rang truer at Stafford Park on Saturday as the undefeated Withies took on Western Counties West basement boys Cullompton in the Devon Intermediate Cup, writes Dave Richards.

Read more
Exmouth Under-16 action vLlaunceston

A fixture gap for Exmouth Under-16s was filled last Sunday when Somerset side Taunton agreed to come and play a friendly match at the Imperial Ground.

Read more
Exmouth Cockles are pictured in their game with Newton Abbot at the Imperial ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 2761-41-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth coach Jon Hill spoke after the 39-27 success over Newton Abbot.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:51
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Budleigh Salterton Under-15s were 3-1 winners when they entertained Whipton Youth at Greenway Lane, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:51
20151004 Copyright onEdition 2015©
Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition

Withycombe RFC U12's team at The Land Rover Premiership U11's Rugby Cup, Exeter - Land Rover is a proud supporter of grassroots rugby and a partner of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup for nearly a decade. Land Roverâ We Deal In Realâ campaign aims to champion grassroots rugby on the global stage during Rugby World Cup 2015. Follow @Land RoverRugby #WeDealInReal

For press contacts, contact: Michael White at Fast Track on E: or T: +44 (0)20 7593 5200

If you require a higher resolution image or you have any other onEdition photographic enquiries, please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email
This image is copyright onEdition 2015©.
This image has been supplied by onEdition and must be credited onEdition. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is not grant

Withycombe Under-12s started their season in style, finishing runners up in the Land Rover Cup held at Exeter Saracens last Sunday.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:50
Exmouth Cockles are pictured in their game with Newton Abbot at the Imperial ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 2754-41-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth scored five tries as they eased into the last four of the Devon Cup with a 39-27 success at home to Newton Abbot.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:49

Replay defeated Exejets 40-26 when the teams met in an Exmouth Netball League match.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:49

When Budleigh girls travelled to West Exe last month for a cup match, they came back with a comfortable victory, writes SpursTom.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 13°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Search for a job in Exmouth

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Find planning applications