Eskimo action on the East Devon course!

PUBLISHED: 08:51 05 March 2015 | UPDATED: 08:51 05 March 2015


A bunch of courageous seniors braved the elements for the March Stableford on Monday, writes Paul Willoughby.

From indoors the weather looked lovely; blue skies with those pretty fluffy grey things (clouds) approaching from the west – everything looking good; perhaps we’ll play well enough for our handicaps to be cut.

Better phone the club first to check the course is open – heavy rain yesterday. Oh dear, some temporary greens and a trolley ban!

That means reducing the number of clubs I can comfortably carry with the one I want for that particular shot being left in the car – Sod’s Law. It also rendered the competition a non qualifier so however well we played (and I had high hopes) our handicaps would not be reduced.

Never mind, the sun’s still shining. Get to the club, open the car door and immediately hit by an icy blast. Not just the wind, some of us had snow! Yes, that white stuff that people ‘Up North’ get. Beautiful out of the wind and in the sun but finger freezing under the pretty fluffy grey things!

Some people just thrive in those conditions – they must have Inuit in their blood! The leading Eskimo today was Mike Wall with a stonking 42 points from a handicap of 23, four ahead of his nearest rival. How did he do that? Must have trained in an igloo! Well done, Mike.

The other leaders were, Terry Harris with 38 points (13), Peter Dowling, 37 (21), George Rogers, also 37 (15) and John Maidment, 36 (8).

Of the 70 players there were five twos winning either riches beyond their dreams, or enough for a packet of new balls!

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