Thursday, August 29, 2013
One of the major competitions for the seniors, The Claret Jug, was played last week, writes Carole Pye.
From a very strong turnout of 66 players, Russell Lee emerged the winner with an excellent score of 43.
On count back, Norman Baker took the runner-up position from Doug Budgeon, both sharing 41 points.
Tuesday saw the seniors playing the away leg of the friendly against Dartmouth.
Having previously won at home hopes were high for an away win, but the course proved too much of a challenge.
The very popular annual seniors and ladies competition attracted 26 pairings for an American Foursomes format. Wendy Taylor and Roy Barber, scoring 49 points, won the competition with Betty Pledger and William Mason (45) runners-up.
The ladies’ weekly roll-up was a qualifier on both the Acorns and the Oaks courses.
Shirley Hinchcliffe’s impressive score of 43 points made her the winner on the Acorns with Christine Haveron, on 39 points, the runner-up. The Oaks was led by Jacky Jacobs (37), with Diana Jacob second on 32.
The men’s Acorn team played a return friendly against WGA Samford Peverell at Woodbury.
Each hole was closely contested, but the home team triumphed four-and-a-half to one-and-a-half.
Staddon Heights was the setting for the ladies quarter finals in the President’s League. Playing against Okehampton, Woodbury came away with a splendid 5-2 win. They will now represent the club in the semi-finals at Portmore against Holsworthy in September.
The Devon League ladies’ team finished the season comfortably in second place, which as a fairly new competition for Woodbury, is a very good result.
The Oaks Memorial Trophy, one of Woodbury’s major competitions, took place at the weekend. The first division was won by Pete Symes (40).
In second place, with 35 points, was Ian Darvelle. Graham Murray took the second division on 38 just nudging out Tony Palmer (37).
The third division was won by Master William Kerr scoring an excellent 42 points, which also made him the overall winner of the trophy. Lewis Thorpe (39) was runner-up.
In the somewhat smaller ladies’ divisions, Sara Beaven (35) took the first division ahead of Paula O’Neill’s 34. The second division and the trophy were won by Elaine Preston (38) ahead of Kay Foster with 36 points.