Yarnall and Trapnell land East Devon triumph in the most challenging of conditions!

PUBLISHED: 09:24 28 November 2012




The Seniors played their better ball teams of two stableford competition last Monday, writes Paul Willoughby.

The conditions were almost as bad as they get – a very strong south westerly wind though mercifully not quite as much rain as forecast.

A fortnight or so ago, 78 players put their names down for the competition thinking and hoping for warm autumn sun with a gentle breeze; they would have no idea what was to face them on the day – a howling gale with the flag posts bending.

It was a real struggle and most of the contestants, especially those not playing so well, would rather be anywhere but on the golf course; even those long put off indoor painting jobs might have been preferable!

However some hardy players made some good scores and the leaders were (handicaps in brackets): 1, Steve Yarnall (22) and Mike Trapnell (12) with 40 points; 2, Bob Harriott (11) and Robin Grenyer (18), 39; 3, Brian Welch (15) and Keith Glover (24), 37; 4, Ian Drummond (19) and Bill Ficken (17), 36; 5, Ian Wilson (13) and Danny Barrett (What, him again?) (12) 36; 6, Stewart Tucker (13) and David Matthews (16) with 36; 7, Bill Coles (16) and Jeremy Browne (15), also with 36 points.

There was a two’s pot of £72 to be shared between Ian Wilson and Danny Barrett for their two on the 10th – right into the wind. Well done, you two; as well as coming fifth that made their day well worthwhile!

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