East Devon seniors March stableford success for Horton

10:48 13 March 2014

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Seventy-eight seniors played in the March Stableford at East Devon last week, writes Paul Willoughby.

The sun and blue skies of the previous Saturday had vanished to be replaced with a cold, strong wind and intermittent heavy showers. Not ideal conditions, but surprisingly there were no ‘No Returns’. For those of you who don’t know the golfing jargon, a No Return is where the player decides his score is sufficiently bad that he doesn’t want to have it advertised on the score sheet published in the clubhouse, so doesn’t submit his card. Another golfing acronym that would have been appropriate might be SHSIB – Should Have Stayed In Bed!

However, the brave bunch of golfers (and that’s what the seniors are) weathered the weather, all submitted their cards and notwithstanding the scores – Standard Scratch 72 (I’ll explain that one day!) – they all felt a sense of achievement when they returned to the clubhouse, rather like Edmund Hilary when he descended from Everest, or is that pushing it a bit?!

The clear winner was Bob Horton who scored an excellent 41 points from a handicap of 10, now reduced to eight. Well done, Bob.

The other leading scorers were: 2, Barry Havill, 37 points (25 now 23); 3, Robert Faircloth, 35 points (17); 4, Tony Holden, 34 points (15); 5, Mike England, 34 points (26).

There was a twos pot of £76 shared between only two players, Ian Drummond and Norman Forte -£38 each. Well done, you two.

East Devon golf club welcomes new members and even if you make a complete Horlicks of a few shots, you only have to look at the view from the 16th tee to understand you’ve chosen the right golf course. Peter Allis said the view from the 16th was, “..the best view in golf”. He was right; you’re looking at the Jurassic Coast, Portland Bill, Berry Head, Hay Tor, Exeter and the Otter Valley. You can’t beat that and you have a fantastic golf course as well.

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