Golf clubs gather at Saunton

17:10 21 August 2012

Libbaton Golf Club captain Jeff Laing presents Brian Stevens with the Club Championship and Barrie Spencer Trophy after winning with the best gross and best net scores in this year

Libbaton Golf Club captain Jeff Laing presents Brian Stevens with the Club Championship and Barrie Spencer Trophy after winning with the best gross and best net scores in this year's club championship.

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Saunton

Saunton Jug: Thirty-eight golf clubs representing Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire arrived at Saunton to compete for the annual Saunton Jug. The competition is a Betterball Stableford event with teams of four, whose combined handicaps must not exceed 46, and playing as a pair on each of the east and west courses. Last year the event finished in a four way tie, but this year the weather played a significant part, with the later starters benefitting from better conditions. Winners – 1, Clevedon, Somerset 84 pts; 2, Tidworth Garrison, Wiltshire 78; 3, Weston Super Mare , Somerset 77; 4, Bude, Cornwall 76. Best pair east course - J. Ford and T. Stewart, Chipping Sodbury 40 pts. Best pair west course - L. Wilkin and E. Dunn, West Wilts 42 pts.

Royal North Devon

August Meeting first week results.

Junior Foursomes: 1, K.Tanton & J.Lathwell 37 pts; 2, T.Yarde & T.Crawford 37; 3, J.Worthington & R.Yewdall 36.

Junior Medal Handicap, George Tuplin Trophy: 1, H.Standen 78 net; 2, J.Neve 81; 3, S.Parker 81.

Twenty nine handicap and above: 1, S.Evans 76 net; 2, J.Davies 83.

Junior Medal Scratch David Trapnell Salver: 1, H.Standen 90 gross; 2, K.Tanton 95; 3, M.Townshend 95.

Men’s 4 Ball Team: 1, R.Fowler, S.Cox, E.Hearn, N.Cripps 81 pts; 2, M.Dark, S.Davis, M.Somerville, T.Beal 78; 3, J.Higgins, R.Dennis, L.Harris, G.Ford 77.

President’s Prize: Handicap – 1, J.Neve 63 net; 2, G.Buckley 64; 3, D.Purnell 66.

Scratch – 1, A McGeorge 70 gross; 2, J.Mullen 71; 3, N.James 72.

Ladies Meeting.

Thursday handicap: Div 1 – 1, P.Gibbs 75 net; 2, A.Wright 76; 3, A.Harman 76. Div 2 – 1, I.Wooley 73; 2, S.Bone 75; 3, A.White 77

Scratch: Div 1 - 1, G.Lomas 86 gross; 2, S.Ford 86; 3, M.Findlay 87. Div 2 – 1, M.Marshman 95; 2, Jo Thomas 99 ; 3, R.Horn 103.

Friday Medal: Div 1 handicap – 1, M.Wilson 74 net; 2, J.Evans 76; 3, H.Standen 76. Div 2 – 1, A.White 78 net; 2, M.Shapland 79; 3, L.Sainsbury 84. Div 1 scratch (Trish Johnson trophy) – 1, J.McCairns 86 gross; 2, K.Charles 87; 3, S.Found 87. Div 2 – 1, A.White 105 gross; 2, L.Sainsbury 105; 3, J.Richards 111. Div 1 aggregate handicap (125 Salver) – 1, M.Wilson 155; 2, G.Lomas 156; 3, J.McCains 158. Div 2 – 1, A.White 155; 2, M.Marshman 156; 3, S.Bone 162. Div 1 aggregate scratch -1, J.McCairns 174; 2, K.Charles 174; 3, G.Lomas 176. Div 2 – 1, M.Marshman 198; 2, A.White 209; 3, L.Sainsbury 212.

Ladies Greensomes: 1, L.Crossley & J.Gould 31 pts; 2, M.Farr & A.Wright 30; 3, S.Ford & L.Mckay 29.

Veterans Captain’s Away Day: Fifty five members took part day in excellent conditions and the day made £108 for the captain’s charity Northam Lodge. Teams of four, with two scores to count on each hole, provided an exciting finish. Results – 1, Dave Miller, David Fairclough, Richard Sainsbury and last year’s captain John Cresswell 85 pts; 2, Billy Bowles, Robert Fowler, Dave Birch and Ray Harris 84; 3, Maurice Heather, John Ollier, Chris Lunt and Charles Rhodes 83.

Great Torrington

Saturday August Medal (Globe & Ray Sing Trophies): Div 1 – 1, Barry Harris (14) 62 nett; 2, Garry Harding (9) 63; 3, Paul Wheeler 69 (6) 63; 4, Dave Blanche 75 (12) 63. Div 2 – 1, Joe Beer (24) 55; 2, Phil Moore (18) 56; 3, Robert Moseby (20) 61; 4, Laurence Smart (21) 61.

August Sunday Stableford: Div 1 – 1, Dan Copp (9) 43 pts; 2, Martin Gibbs (12) 37; 3, Steve Easterbrook (15) 36. Div 2 – 1, Joe Beer (20) 40; 2, Drew Sullivan (26) 37; 3, Reece Andronik (17) 36; 4, Terry Lamey (17) 36.

Veterans August Medal: Div 1 - 1, T. Donaghy (14) 62; 2, I Southerden (19) 62; 3, J Joint (16) 63. Div 2 - 1, C. Collard (26) 58; 2, F. Foster (22) 58; 3, T Forino (28) 62. There were 44 entries.

Ilfracombe

Veterans Olympic Competition: gold, Doug Edwards 39pts; silver, Graham Roach 39; bronze, Roger Styles 36. Fifty two members took part.

Military Cup (Rnd 1): 40pts, Eddie Beer; 39pts, Doug Edwards, Laurie Denham and Graham Roach; 37pts, Graham Christmas. Congratulations to Graham Christmas for his hole in one on the fourth.

Portmore

August Medal: Scratch – 1, Alan Huxtable (8) gross 78. Div 1 – 1, Neil Chilver (17) 68net ; 2, Paul Blake (10) 74; 3, John Sims (14) 74. Div 2 – 1, David Eaton (27) 74; 2, Ian Wigley (25) 76; 3, Trevor Karslake (26) 76. Ladies – 1, Linda Short (32) 74; 2, Jackie Carlton (27)80; 3, Ruth McMeechan (20) 81. Juniors – 1, Dan King (28) 70; 2, George Williams (11) 72; 3, Hayden Morris (12) 73.

Seniors Stableford: 1, Pete Allsop (18) 32pts; 2, Frank Dobson (18) 32; 3, Eric Horton (22) 30.

Tuesday Stableford: 1, Gary Willoughby (18) 38pts; 2, Alan Huxtable (7) 38; 3, Chay Hughes (4) 37. Ladies – 1, Jackie Carlton (27) 35; 2, Ruth McMeechan (20) 32; 3, Linda Short (30) 30. Juniors – 1, Mark Peters (8) 37; 2, James Poole (8) 33; 3, George Williams (11) 30.

Holsworthy

Sheelagh Creasy: Joy was unconfined on the 18th hole at Tavistock where Holsworthy Ladies team got through to the semi-finals of this Devon County competition for the first time, beating a team from Royal North Devon. The successful team comprised Barbara Lake, Hillary Dorren, Angela Barton, Gwen Adams (capt), Lynda Perkins, Glenys Mead and Sylvia Caunter.

Lady Captain’s Fun Day 3BBB: 1, Barbara Abrams, Tania Wickham & Veronica Oke 78pts; 2, Lesley Richardson, Gwen Adams & Carol Wells 73; 3, Christine Beadle, Jean Dimbleby & Carol Rockey 71.

Juniors: Well done to Sam Keyte, 13, who won his age group at the Regional National Skills Challenge Final at the Kendleshire Golf Club, which tested junior golfers in putting, chipping, pitching, full swing and bunker play. He will now compete in the National Skill Challenge Final at Woodhall Spa at the end of August.

Veterans: Holsworthy had a pleasant home match against a team from Yelverton which they won 5&1, to gain a 6 ½ - 5 ½ aggregate victory. Jeff Paul & Mike Elkerton won 3&2, Allan Richardson & Albert Taylor halved, Bob Gelder & John Faithful won 1 up, Gordon Davison & Dick Webb halved, Chris Woolley & Mark Trayhorn won, Stephen Morrall & Ernie Buse won 4&3.

Veterans Alliance 3 Ball Open: Two teams from Holsworthy came in with best score of 87 points. Winning on countback were Alan Abrams. George Booth & Colin Davies, just ahead of Ray Holness, Des Best & Ken Watson. Third were Jeff Paul, Bob Gelder & Tony Tomassi 85pts.

Four Section Challenge: Twelve teams made up of a man, lady, vet and a junior took part, all scores to count. Winners – 1, Roger Perkins, Tim Kirkwood, Sue Watters and Jack Shepherd 138pts; 2, Chris Woolley, Andrew Cobner, Carole Baker and Andy Baker 138; joint 3, Richard Greenhalgh, Les Ellender, Gwen Adams and Sean Jacob and Brian Adams, Phil Heal, Lynda Perkins & J. Atkin 133.

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