East Devon September Stableford success for Robin Murray

PUBLISHED: 17:38 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:38 26 September 2018

Golf club and ball

Golf club and ball


The September Stableford was well contested, writes Paul Willoughby.

I thought a little edification might not go amiss. For those of you who don’t look up into the sky that often, I should tell you that if you do, don’t expect to see any swifts – they’re the slightly bigger ones with the scimitar-shaped wings.

They are the last to arrive of our (im)igrant birds and cross our shores in April, but they are the first to leave in August.

The migration of birds is amazing enough in itself but did you know that the young swifts migrate before their parents? They have a satnav built into their brains and can find their way to their winter holiday destination in sub Saharan Africa before Mum and Dad even leave the UK. If they can do that, I wonder if they can also tell their African buddies what golf they’ve seen at East Devon Golf Club during the summer? Good for a laugh! The later departure is reserved for the swallows and house martins, many of whom live in or on our clubhouse during the summer. A few of them are still around, but they’ll mostly be gone by the end of the month – carrying tales of three putts, hoiked drives and shanks. Surely not from East Devon – who would believe them?

Now some results before I get carried away with more ornithological mysteries. First the September Stableford.

Division 1: 1, Robin Murray, 39 points from a handicap of 4. Well done, Robin; 2, Stephen Morton, also 39 (8 now 7); 3, Rob Humphrey, 38 (6 now 5); 4, Noel Westlake, 37 (7); 5, Alex Paget, 37 (5)

Division 2: 1, Thomas Peters, 41 (9 now 8). Excellent play, Tom; 2, Mike Trapnell, 40 (13 now 12). That’s impressive; 3, Ian Andrew, 39 (13 now 12); 4, Alistair Mackenzie Ross, 38 (9); 5, John Connolly, 36 (9)

Division 3: 1, Robin Drake, 42 (21 now 18). Well done; bet that brought a smile to your face!; 2, Bill Coles, 40 (15 now 13) Also well done, Bill; 3, Ben Platt, 39 (19 now 18); 4, Oliver Wiltshire, 36 (14); 5, Nick Sear, also 36 (20)

There was a good field of 105 players with nine twos sharing a pot of £204. Glenn Page had two of them on the fourth and the 13th. Well done, Glenn.

Other Sport Stories

11 minutes ago

Harry Tincknell’s Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT finished third at the Six Hours of Fuji in Japan on Sunday.

Read more

Sidmouth Town Under-15s went down 4-1 on their visit to Honiton for an Exeter and District Youth League game played out in the strong winds thrown up by Storm Callum.

Read more

Exmouth Town are through to the second round of the FA Vase following a very hard-earned victory over a gritty and resilient Elburton Villa, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more

Exmouth Nomads were in hastily-arranged action at Cullompton where they produced a dominant performance to win 53-5.

Read more

The Budleigh men played their second match in the Sidmouth League against Lyme Regis, writes David Roberts.

Read more

The Lombard Rally Bath will recreate part of what the Lombard RAC Rally was to rally fans throughout England, Wales and Scotland, giving drivers the opportunity to revisit some of the stages which were central to the competition in 1976 when the city of Bath was home to the world championship event, writes Geoffrey Pickett

Read more
Yesterday, 13:05

Four swimmers from Exmouth Masters travelled to Weston-super-Mare to compete in the Swim England South West Region Masters Championships, writes Marcus Allen.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:40

All at Madeira Bowls Club were simply delighted to learn of our gardening team’s success at the Exmouth in Bloom presentation evening attended by Joy Penberthy and secretary David Macaulay, writes Jean Healey.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:39

Exeter teams dominated prizegiving at the Bradleys East Devon Youth League awards evening, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:33

With the 2018 eventing season drawing to its conclusion, Bicton Arena will be in celebratory mood next weekend with its four-day international competition, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read Sport

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

Newsletter Sign Up

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications