East Devon Roy Greenway Medal delight for Simon Harding

PUBLISHED: 10:30 16 August 2018

East Devon golf club. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5423. Picture: Terry Ife

East Devon golf club. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5423. Picture: Terry Ife


Following the Girls’ Championships, East Devon Golf Club had a flurry of competitions in the last week or so, writes Mike Knapton.

First of all we had the Roy Greenaway Medal. This competition is held in memory of one our best golfers who was not only a stalwart of our golf club, but also of the Devon County team.

The winner this year was Simon Harding with a net 65. The best gross score was a 70 by David Blick who, unlike we normal mortals, has to add strokes (three) to his score!

There were only four twos and they shared a pot of £150!

Next on the agenda was the seniors’ singles and a full field of 83 took to the course with high hopes.

The winner was Taff Powell with 40 points, beating Graham Stuart and Chris Devlin on countback.

Strangely there were lots of twos, perhaps the holes were more accessible!

Many of the seniors turned out again for our annual Seniors’ Open, but most of them in the capacity of helpers particularly as spotters.

This event is fully subscribed shortly after becoming live and we have players from all over the West Country and beyond wanting to play our course.

Seniors’ captain Martin Wisdom and his team and the helpers ensured the smooth running from early morning through to early evening.

Last Saturday saw the prestigious Captain’s Day competition in which many golfers who do not normally play Saturday ‘white tees’ golf participated.

This is done to show our appreciation of, and support for, our captain Tony Mackness.

This is reciprocated by him with refreshments at the halfway house and the provision of many prizes.

I, for one, was thankful for my pasty and a chance to get out of the wind, rain and mist that was threatening to cause a cancellation of the event.

Of the winning groups, the one that I thought deserved a mention was the group coming fourth.

Their aggregate age is in excess of 300 years and congratulations go to Mike Wall, Malcolm Dobbins, Alan Baker and Brian Welch, the latter celebrating his 62nd wedding anniversary!

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