Woodbury Park golf latest - ‘From hospital bed to hole-in-one’ - that’s the Freeman way!

09:00 27 March 2014

Golf

Golf

Archant

Woodbury Park was the scene of great excitement last weekend, writes John Bridgman.

n Saturday twenty-six teams of three set out in the latest competition.

The weather was kind and the sun shone for the most part as the team consisting of John Man, who has been successful a few times lately, Ken Vine, recently back after three weeks in the Antarctic, and Dave Freeman (all three are past captain’s and experienced golfers), took to the course.

Just over three weeks ago Dave Freeman, whilst playing the Oaks Course endured the nightmare of being struck down with chest pains and had to be helped from the course by the Woodbury park professional staff.

Paramedics stabilised him and he was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where a subsequent investigation led to surgery the following week.

Not to be held back from what is his passion, he made a swift recovery to return to the course!

At the third hole, a par three, he played a low trajectory shot to the elevated green which bounced short, but scuttled up onto the green. At that time it was undecided as to where it had finished up. However, on reaching the green John Man, after pretending to look elsewhere other than in the cup, announced to Dave’s delight, that he had holed out in one!

The resultant tradition of drinks (covered by a fund to cover the cost), was enjoyed by those of us who celebrated Dave’s wonderful achievement.

The competition was won by Gary Bourne, Dave Cooling and Ryan James with 88 points. Second place went to Chaz Turner, Ian Dure and Chris Turner with 82 points.

In third, on countback, were Graham Murray, Peter Murray and David Dickinson.

The seniors were at it again the previous Monday in a stableford that resulted in a win for Geoff Aylett, Roy Barber and Alistair Robertson with 83 points.

Second were John Man, Mike Haddon and Peter Warner with 77 points and in third were Tim Rufus, Alan Stone, and Martin Creed with 76.

Another enjoyable week of golf it must be said, but once again well done to Dave Freeman, golfer extraordinaire!

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 11:23

Exmouth Spartans were deserved 4-1 winners when they travelled to Exeter to meet K and M Polonia in a Macron League Division Seven match.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:34

Withycombe Under-13s were 14-0 winners when they visited Paignton for the first meeting between the two sides for some time.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:33

Withycombe suffered a second defeat in three Tribute Cornwall and Devon outings when beaten 19-14 at Plymstock Albion.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:33

East Budleigh Reserves bagged their first win of the season when they defeated neighbours Exmouth Amateurs by the odd goal in three, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:33

East Budleigh suffered a narrow 2-1 loss when they entertained University IV at Vicarage Road, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:33

Withycombe RFC are busy preparing for a big day next Sunday when they hope to introduce girl’s rugby to a wider audience.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:31

The seniors played a Greensome Stableford at East Devon, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:30

Exmouth Colts slipped to a 15-7 defeat when they hosted Barnstaple Colts for a league encounter, writes Ian Urmston.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:30

Budleigh Salterton girl’s Under-12s were 6-0 winners when they hosted Moors Youth in a Devon Girls’ League meeting, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Wed, 19:44

Cockles coach Jon Hill was very content after his side’s terrific performance at Henley that so nearly saw them bag what would have been a richly deserved victory.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°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

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