Jago edges out Matthews and Welch at East Devon

12:26 15 November 2012

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Archant

The seniors’ singles stableford competition took place at East Devon, writes Paul Willoughby.

Eighty one players braved the mediocre conditions to vie for the top slot; in the summer months there would be over 100 contestants but winter is upon us – strong winds, a bit of drizzle and very wet under foot, hence the reduced turnout.

However, the drainage at East Devon is excellent and whereas some other courses might be unplayable, our home course is usually open albeit there is little run on the ball.

A lot of players will be on the course for the game only but take the opportunity to look around and appreciate your surroundings, both on the ground and in the air.

I was standing (not stood!) on the 18th green and saw a peregrine mobbing a buzzard right above me - a great sight. Eventually the peregrine got bored, put its wings back and dived (the stoop) back to the cliff top at fantastic speed.

Even if you are not playing well there is always something worth seeing.

The leading scores were: 1, John Jago with 38 points from a handicap of 23, now 22;

2, David Matthews 37 points (16); 3, Brian Welch also with 37 points and handicap reduced to 15, 4, Bill Ficken, also with 36 points.

Ficken has been mentioned in despatches quite a few times this year.

There was a two’s pot of £74 to be shared between nine players.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 16:15
Football

East Budleigh made it back-to-back away wins last Saturday at Magelake Meadows, beating Culm by the odd goal in five, despite playing a the majority of the second half with just ten men, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:15
Football corner flag. Ref exsp 7253-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Budleigh Salterton under-13 girl’s returned to East Devon with a creditable 1-1 draw from their away fixture against Stoke Gabriel, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:24
Golf generic picture

Congratulations to Steve Unsworth and Ken Todd who defeated David Freeman and Andrzej Sobczak in the final of the seniors’ Winter Knockout, writes Carol Pye.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:48
Cricket - generic picture

Devon youth cricket officials have been given some help by one of their old boys, tracking down former players for a unique reunion.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:43
Bowls

Phear Park got the season off to an excellent start last week, with two victories on opponents’ greens. First, they sent four triples to Ottery St Mary and returned with a victory, but only by one shot, writes Laurie Harris

Read more
Yesterday, 14:34
Exmouth Cockles win the title decider against Barnstaple. Ref exsp 17-16AW 4284. Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth coach Jon Hill says he won’t have any trouble motivating his squad for the Devon Cup final against holders Brixham, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Wed, 11:44
Exmouth Under-14s action from the narrow defeat at Crediton

Exmouth Under-14s were edged out 20-17 when they travelled to Crediton.

Read more
Wed, 11:17
Football

Exmouth Town produced a superb comeback in a midweek match at Cullompton Rangers, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Wed, 11:17
Jonathan Pratt receiving the Shipyard Cup from Budleigh Salterton Rifle Club chairman Colin Pratt

At the recent annual general meeting of the Budleigh Salterton Rifle Club, secretary Trevor Teed congratulated members on their results in both the recent 25-metre indoor and 50-metre outdoor competitions, writes Mike Newport.

Read more
Wed, 11:12
Boy playing football

Exmouth United Under-12s are the Futsall Devon champions after a weekend success at Paignton.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications