Maunder wins East Devon seniors monthly stableford - in sunshine!

PUBLISHED: 17:01 30 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:01 30 April 2013




The East Devon seniors played their monthly Stableford at East Devon on Monday, writes Paul Willoughby.

Eighty-seven contestants entered the competition with high hopes and no wet weather gear; even the umbrellas were left in the car.

A lightish north-westerly wind stirred the flags and for the most part the sun beat the clouds – glorious.

The grass has started to grow and the greens are in the best condition they have been in all year. The area below the new 13th tee has been seeded and all we need is some rain (I can’t believe I just said that!) to start the germination.

So, all you Doubting Thomas’s and Moaning Minnies, just wait a few weeks and that hole will look magnificent.

Some of us weren’t playing to perfection and dreams of being invited to play at Augusta are as far away as ever!

A Cheerful Charlie has remarked, ‘Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot is actually the beginning of the next group of three’!

Too true, but one of our number had no need to think as pessimistically as that – Roger Maunder was the winner of the competition with an outstanding 43 points.

He was way ahead of the field so let’s hope his invitation to play in The Masters is in the post!

Well done, Roger; I owe you £1! His handicap has been reduced to 19 – and about time too.

The other leading scores were as follows; 2, John Threlfall, 37 points (12); 3, Vic Smyth, 36 points (16); 4, Geoff Walden, 36 points (8); 5, Mike Cole, 36 points (20); 6, Jeremy Price, 35 points (18).

Eleven players shared a two’s pot of £84. I had one of those once; happy days!

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