Terrific Taff nets midweek joy at Woodbury Park

PUBLISHED: 12:18 19 March 2015

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Previously you may recall my saying about the respected rivalry existing between ‘us’ at Woodbury Park and ‘them’ at East Devon, writes John Boardman.

They proved to be a hard nut to crack in the Mail on Sunday competition at the weekend winning by three-and-a-half to one-and-a-half.

Pete Baldwin won his match three-and-one, with Scott Howarth halving his. Chaz Turner, Alex Freer and Duane Greenslade lost out by small margins in their matches. So, the ‘clifftop boys’ are off and running this season, but time will tell they say, as to who will be first to the winning post, eh!

The ‘older chaps’ were back to school this week playing a stableford multiplier, two from three, (sounds more like a subtraction system to me!) and home first were the whizz kids from the ‘sixth form’, John Man, Bill Mason and Trevor Eardley, with 129 points. The ‘lower sixth team’ of Alistair Robertson, Derek Knight and Malcolm Pledger managed 105, and, way out of sight in third, came Terry Welsh (matrons pet), John Kelly and Ray Dwan on 89. The remaining teams suffered an hour’s detention for scores too sad to be recorded!

Meanwhile, that well known Welsh golfer, Ceri (Taff) Lewis, romped home with 43 points to his name in the Midweek Stableford. Paul Newcombe was second on 41, and third was Paul Voaden with 39.

The weekend event, used to pair people together for special competitions later this year, was won by Ian Darvelle and David Sandry with 44 points. Lee and Helen Natrass were second with a better back nine, from Andrew Hirst and Gary Bourne also with 43 points.

Fourth spot, with a better back nine, went to Simon Courtney and Paul Voaden on 42 points from in fifth place, also on 42, Chris Turner and Paul Wright. Sixth, and final placing was taken by Mick Richardson and Mike Bird also with 42.

Another engaging week of trials and tribulations to keep us occupied up here on the common, but keep up the effort to do well as we enter those sunnier climes the ‘Met Office’ promise. Happy whacking, cheers John.


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