Silver Putter success for Humphrey and Heard at East Devon

PUBLISHED: 18:09 31 October 2012

The East Devon Golf Club clubhouse.

The East Devon Golf Club clubhouse.


The contest for the Silver Putter took place at East Devon, writes Paul Willoughby.

This is a foursome Stableford competition where the teams of two take alternate strokes so each player effectively only plays half the shots they would take in a full round.

It is an interesting format as you not only want to play well for yourself but at the same time you want to play well for your partner, and not put him in the bushes or miss that three foot putt.

When you’re playing for yourself there is always an element of mental pressure, but when you play foursomes there is that little bit extra.

The weather was sunny, but cold with a strong NE wind blowing over the course which resulted in lower scores than usual.

But, hey, the Budleigh golfers are a tough lot and they can put up with a bit of a breeze!

The leading pair was Alan Dewhurst and Bob Horton with 32 points, but hard on their heels and only second on count back for the last six holes, also with 32 points were Bob Cummins and Martin Sharp.

Third place was taken by Nigel Goode and John Pulman with 31 points and fourth, but again only on count back, also with 31 points were David Watson and Russell Corney.

There was only one two and that was scored by Rob Humphrey and Terry Heard.

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