Harris and Coles serve up stunning win on beautiful day at East Devon

PUBLISHED: 15:40 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:40 20 March 2013

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The East Devon seniors played a pairs betterball stableford on Monday, writes Paul Willoughby.

Forty-four pairs took part in the competition, a normal stableford, but with two holes chosen as bonus holes where points were doubled.

The weather was excellent though the course is still soggy, hence the reintroduction of the trolley ban. Views to die for; from the 16th you could clearly see Berry Head and Hay Tor, both of which are over 20-miles away.

The Jurassic coast was as beautiful as ever – disappearing in the haze towards Portland Bill. Did you know that the word Jurassic came from the Jura mountains in France where limestone with dinosaur bits (that’s hardly a paleontological term but I’m not a palaeontologist!) were first discovered?

Notwithstanding the squelchy conditions (so many other courses would have been unplayable) we had a stunning winning score of 56 from Terry Harris and Bill Coles. They played out of their socks with level par gross on the front nine and birdies on second, 10th and 11th. Their bonus holes were six and 16th where they scored six points on each.

Godfrey Kent and Chris Davis came second with a very creditable 51 points and John Threlfall and Taff Powell were also on 51 points but third on count back. Well done to all of them.

There was a two’s pot of £88 shared by 9 pairs; Vic Smyth and Tom Kenny scored two’s at the fourth and eighth.

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