Blue tits and bunnies enjoy the golf

PUBLISHED: 17:10 12 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:11 12 March 2015

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The March Medal was played by 95 members at East Devon on Saturday, writes Paul Willoughby.

The weather forecasters had waxed lyrical about the temperatures – maybe up to 13, possibly 15 in some places. Not at East Devon at 8.45 it wasn’t! Still a cold north westerly wind, right in your face on the first tee but the weather improved during the morning till by the 19th hole we felt that Spring was here. The views were stunning in all directions and everything felt good; the birds were singing and going about in pairs. Some of their love letters had obviously been answered or maybe their mates had answered the advert in the papers: ‘Expert nest building blue tit requires a mate to share his house and laugh at the golfers beneath his tree’. They were certainly laughing at some of us, thinking they could do better! However, we didn’t all play like tits, blue or otherwise and the rabbit droppings had been cleared from the greens – they can ruin a good putt!

The leading players who gave not a jot to rabbit droppings or tits were as follows:-

Division 1: 1, John Pulman, net 69 from a handicap of 7 now 6; 2, Leigh Jones, 70, 3 now 2; 3, Glenn Page, 71 (3); 4, Barry Devetta, 72 (9).

Division 2: 1, Dennis Chivers, net 68 (10 now 9); 2, Julian Turnbull 71(12); 3, Kevin Jennings, 72 (11); 4, Martin Hyde, 74 (13 now 12).

Division 3: 1, Geoff Millardship, net 73 (20); 2, Tony Waters, 74 (16); 3, Trevor Reeve, 75 (20); 4, Keith Luff, 75 (17)

There was a twos pot of £180 to be shared between eight players (£22.50 each – a good investment). Ian Andrew had two of them on the fourth and the tenth holes.


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