Thursday, August 1, 2013
It’s been a busy and productive past week at Woodbury park, writes Carole Pye.
Playing a ‘Four Ball Better Ball’, Martin Creed and Trevor Eardley (49) won the seniors’ roll-up.
After count-back, Alistair Robertson and Robert Hayman, with 48 points, were the runners-up ahead of Peter Stone and Peter Warner.
Playing at home, in the first leg of the seniors’ friendly match against Churston, Woodbury just squeezed a win 4-3.
The men’s Acorn team played a friendly away at Bovey Tracey.
In perfect hot and sunny conditions, the home team managed to narrowly defeat Woodbury 4-2 after a closely contested game.
The mid-week stableford competition continues to grow. Out of 40 plus players, Simon Hoye (41) took first place ahead of Colin Wilson, John Fuller, Colin Stobo and Nigel Spokes all coming in with 38.
Thankfully, the weather held for the seniors’ open which was held last Friday.
In beautiful sunshine and playing on a course in immaculate condition, 76 visitors and 40 home players competed in this very popular event.
There was one main prize with additional prizes for visitors and the home players.
After count-back, with a better nine, Geoff Pontefract from Lyme Regis was declared the overall winner with 41 points, just edging out Donald Johns a Woodbury player.
The runner-up for the visitors was Malcolm James (40) from Exminster. David Ledger with 39 points was second for the home side.
The competitors came from all the surrounding counties, with the furthest travelling from St Pierre and The Isle of Purbeck!
In very squally and thunderous conditions one of Woodbury’s majors ‘The Netherton Trophy’, was played over the weekend.
Once again, an excellent turnout was achieved in all of the divisions.
After count-back, Jack Pope, aged 15, and playing of a handicap of four, was declared the first division winner with net 72. Andy Blakemore was the runner-up.
The second division and the overall winner of the Netherton Trophy was Simon Challis (69). After count-back, the contest for second place was won by Graham Murray with a score of 70 net, just nudging out Steve Newman. Peter Baldwin (69) took the third division ahead of Pete Beaven (73).
The ladies’ silver division was taken by Paula O’Neill with a score of 71 net with Sara Beaven the runner-up on 74.
Returning an excellent net 65, Kay Foster was the outright winner of the bronze division and the Netherton trophy. Louise Neilson came second on 69.
Following a very friendly match against Celtic Manor, Woodbury narrowly lost three-and-a-half to two-and-a-half.
All the games were close, but the notable one was Rob Lake and Garry Batten, who came back from four down after six holes to win the next nine holes and take the game.