Poor scoring to the fore at East Devon

PUBLISHED: 20:26 04 September 2014 | UPDATED: 20:26 04 September 2014

Golf ball on tee with driver

Golf ball on tee with driver

Archant

Eighty-two intrepid seniors took to the East Devon course on a miserable and damp Monday to play in September’s stableford, writes Michael Knapton.

After a lovely Sunday and promise of good weather for the rest of the week we felt a bit hard done by!

On top of this we had to play on greens that had been subject to the dreaded, but necessary, annual ‘hollow tining’ that turns beautifully manicured pure greens into vicious and unpredictable minefields - that is my excuse anyway!

These conditions reflected the relatively poor scoring with only nine golfers playing to par or better.

A further 15 golfers were however, within two shots which meant the CSS stayed at 70.

Leading the way was Dave Matthews with 42 points.

He was closely followed on 41 by Rod Ford and Martin Bright (now a single figure handicapper).

Robert Harland won the Over-75s prize and there were no fewer than six twos.

Other Sport Stories

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Exmouth Town’s troubles deepened this week when they failed to achieve a result against a Newquay side that played the last 45 minutes with only nine players, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Finish times and personal best (PBs) times were shelved when 26 members of the Exmouth Running Belles competed in three separate events over the same weekend, writes Clare Medlock.

Read more
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Exmouth crashed to a first home defeat of the South West Premier season, and a third defeat in three outings, going down 27-17 to visiting Bournemouth that departed with a richly deserved victory leaving the Cockles with nothing to show for what proved to be a miserable afternoon for the Imperial Ground faithful.

Read more
Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Age Concern Golf Tournament was held at East Devon Golf, writes Graham Taylor.

Read more
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Budleigh Salterton Under-15s were 4-2 winners when they travelled to Feniton to contest an Exeter Youth League match, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Friday, October 20, 2017

Sidmouth Running Club member and coach Jo Earlam has just completed an epic 10 half-marathons in just four weeks to raise money and awareness for dementia, with the vision that ‘Any Mile is Better’, writes Monica Read.

Read more
Friday, October 20, 2017

Otterton made it three successive victories as they won 4-1 on their visit to Countess Wear Dynamos for a Macron League Division Three match.

Read more
Friday, October 20, 2017

East Budleigh were edged out 2-1 in a close encounter of a Devon Senior Cup tie when they entertained Plympton at Vicarage Road, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Friday, October 20, 2017

Budleigh Salterton had no luck whatsoever when they met Bovey Tracey at Greenway Lane in a rearranged South West Peninsula League Easter Division match.

Read more
Friday, October 20, 2017

There were mixed fortunes for the Budleigh Salterton Under-15s across a weekend that saw them win a league game handsomely before, 24 hours later, they slipped out of the Devon County Cup, writes SpursTom.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

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


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications