East Devon seniors success for George Rogers

PUBLISHED: 10:45 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:45 24 April 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


At long last, a complete competition unhindered by snow, rain, mist and all the other elements that we have endured over the last few weeks!, writes Mike Knapton.

The seniors’ singles qualifier took place on Monday, April 16, and those who phoned up would have heard the magic words ‘no restrictions’ – ie no temporary greens and trolleys permitted.

We are all indebted to Paul Newcombe and his greenkeeping team for the excellent state of the course and his determination to keep the golf going.

The course was playing quite long (especially for us seniors!) due to the lack of run on the fairways and this was reflected in the scoring in as much of the 93 entrants only three players posted par or below par scores.

Congratulations go to George Rogers, who was the winner with 37 points, and David Brunwin and Paul Steiner, who came second and third respectively with 36 points.

There were nine twos scored with Richard Eltham being greedy, getting two of them.

Of special interest - to me at least - mention should go to Barry Devetta, who won – not for the first time – the over 75 prize, pipping, on countback, amongst others, Nick Shackleton.

Both these venerable gentlemen shun the use of a trolley – maybe there is a moral to that?

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