No head boys, prefects or uniforms amonst East Devon seniors!

Toadstools on the East Devon course

Toadstools on the East Devon course - Credit: Archant

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

The title ‘seniors’ conjures up school days with head boys, prefects, uniforms and boys in long trousers telling those in short trousers what to do!

Bossy so and so’s. However, we’re past that and my dictionary tells me a ‘senior’ is, ‘higher in rank or length of service’, ‘of or relating to adulthood, maturity or old age (don’t like that last bit!)’, ‘a fellow of senior rank’. Come on; bring it on – this is more like it, and a bit of respect from the juniors please!

Weather–wise, not really a good day; winter is upon us and although the sun shone (later) it was cold and windy, especially for the early starters (So why start early? Why not spend a bit longer in bed and start later?!).

Sixty-seven seniors competed and there were some thoroughly good scores – showing the juniors that there is a lot of good golf left in us yet! Robin Grenyer was the day’s winner with 39 points from a handicap of 17 now 16. Well done, Robin. Second, also with 39 points, but only on countback, was Taff Powell whose handicap has now been cut from 21 to 20.


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Third, also with 39 points was Charlie Stafford whose handicap has now been cut from 16 to 15.

The other leading scorers were Charlie Kerslake, 38 points (11 to 10), David Pagett, 37 points (16 to 15) and Bill Coles, also with 37 points (13)

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There were nine twos – eight of whom shared the pot of £65. Someone didn’t enter the twos sweep and now wishes he had!

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