Baker lifts Pine Coffin Cup at East Devon

11:50 26 June 2014

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There were 107 hopefuls that took part in the monthly Stableford and Pine Coffin Cup on Saturday, writes Paul Willoughby.

The course is in wonderful condition; the greens are true, the light rough is rougher and the deep rough is impenetrable – lesson: don’t go in it. Some of you might compare our course with say, Pebble beach in California, or Gleneagles or St Andrews in Scotland. Don’t; East Devon Golf course is looking and playing as well as those and there is a financial inducement to play at East Devon. If you pay a green fee at those courses and you play like a beginner (the golfing term is ‘a plonker’) then the pain in your wallet could be unbearable; Pebble Beach will charge you £290 for a round, Gleneagles £175 and St Andrews, £160.

The experience would no doubt be wonderful but the bunkers on all three are worse and the rough is even rougher than ours. If you played a medal round at Pebble Beach and played reasonably with a gross score of say, 80, then you would be paying £3.62 per shot. Imagine taking five to get out of one of their bunkers - £18.12. Ironically you’d get better value if you played badly and took more shots! But who would want to play badly when you’ve paid that amount!?

The answer? Stick to East Devon – arguably the best course in the county. The player who did and eschewed (love that word) the expensive foreign courses was Malcolm Baker from Division 2 with an excellent 38 points from a handicap of 11, now 10. Malcolm also wins the Pine Coffin Cup. Well done, Malcolm.

The Standard Scratch was 72 and not many contestants played below par but the other leading scores were as follows: Division One; 1, David Watson, 37 (6 now 5); 2, Matt Stone, 37 (5); 3, Robert Dance, 36 (4). Division Two; 2, Malcolm Priestner, 36 (12 now 11); 3, Kevin Jennings, 35 (11); 4, Alan Dewhurst, also 35 (14). Division Three; 1, Ray Sturman, 37 (15 now 14); 2, Alex Bannon, 36 (16 now 15); 3, John Hall, 35, (15 now 14); 4, Rod ford, 35 (18); 5, Bill McDermott, also 35 (16).

There was a twos pot of £206 to be shared between 13 players. Andy Scott scored two of them on the 326 yard 11th hole. Great second shot, Andy!

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