Around the North Devon greens

Joseph Bulmer

Royal North Devon

December medal: Harry Konig of Tiverton Golf Club was the winner on a difficult day with a great score of 69 and Division 2 was won with a 72 by David Purnell with 72. Div 1- 1, H Konig 69 net; 2, K Hutchins 71; 3, B Palmer 72; 4, S Green 72. Div 2 – 1, D Purnell 72; 2, D Bryant 74; 3, M McDermott 75.

December Stableford: Paul Wilson returned 40 points to win Division 1 and take overall first place, while Maurice Heather won Division 2 with 39 points. Div 1 – 1, P.Wilson 40pts; 2, D.Wyatt 40; 3, W.Williams 38; 4, K.Tanton 38; 5, A.Weir 38. Div 2 – 1, M.Heather 39; 2, J.Edwards 38; 3, T.Stirzaker 38; 4, B.Walter 38.

Winter Greensomes: 1, D Palmer & M James 42 pts; 2, D Parker & G Giddy 42; 3, D Pennington & K Danson 40.

Ladies Stableford: Div 1 – 1, A Harman 31pts; 2, G Lomas 30; 3, M Marshman 28. Div 2 - B Blainey 31; 2, M Ellicott 30; 3, H Pitts-Tucker 30. Div 3 – 1, J James 30; 2, M Cracknell 28; 3, A Gale 25 pts

Yellow Ball Roll-up: Twelve teams of three battled gale force winds, with the yellow ball being used in rotation and attracting double Stableford points. Winners – 1, Dave Pedler (18), Charles Rhodes (17) and Pat Bowrey (8) with an amazing 115 pts; 2, John Harkness (12), Trevor Stanbury (15) and John Ollier (27) 104; 3, Dick Ford (13), Hilton Cole (20) and Dennis Peacock (16) 96.

Saunton

Medal (West course): Div 1 – 1, Frank Ellis (3) nett 71; 2, Peter How (13) 71. Div 2 – 1, Roger Hill (16) 77.

Medal (East course): Div 1 – 1, Basil Pennicott (8) nett 70; 2, Mike Jeffery (12) 72; 3, Ray Brett (12) 74. Div 2 – 1, Richard Slee (18) 73.

Stableford (East course): Div 1 – 1, Andy Stevenson (11) 33 pts; 2, Mark Begley (13) 33; 3, Michael Squire (13) 32. Div 2 – 1, Dave Copp (16) 32.

Stableford (West course): Div 1 – 1, Jo Ertman (8) 35; 2, Neil Gallagher (7) 34. Div 2 – 1, Robert Jones (20) 41; 2, Tony Wills (22) 38.

Yellow Tee Stableford (East course): Div 1 – 1, Neil Wrighton (14) 44 pts; 2, Geoff Briggs (10) 38. Div 2 – 1, Dave Cahill (16) 40; 2, Roger Hill (16) 38; 3, Neil Goswell (22) 37.

Ladies Stableford (East course): Silver – 1, Sally Charnock 31 pts. Bronze I Div – 1, Catherine Davey 31. Bronze II Div – 1, Tricia Woodyear 24.

Torrington

Winter Foursomes League (rnd 3): 1, I Croxford and M Durrans (18) 40pts; 2, G Harding and M McLeod (9) 38; 3, D Wilson and R Wheatley (16) 37.

Stableford: Div 1 – 1, Les Trengove (11) 42pts; 2, Terry Lamey (16) 41; 3, Mike Powe (9) 39. Div 2 – 1, Reece Andronik (19) 40; 2, Chris Fish (28) 39; 3, Laurie Fishleigh (23) 39.

Veterans Stableford: Forty four members took part despite the stormy weather. Div 1 – 1, D. Smalldon (19) 43 pts; 2, T. Lamey (16) 43; 3, P. Thomson (18) 43. Div 2 – 1, C. Collard (26) 44; 2, M. Rainer (22) 40; 3, K. Harris 40.

Libbaton

North Devon League High Handicap Greensomes: This competition was played at Hartland Forest and won by the Libbaton team of Andy Fenge & Mick Cox, Nick Squire & Warren Shipman, Ray Reilly & Colin Tett.

Night Golf: 1, Stephen Herniman, Mick Cox, Liam Ford; 2, Ben Isaac, Linda Griffith, Tom Webber.

Old George Golf Day: 1, Shirla Strachan, Ros Pickard, Gerald Herniman.

Willingcott Valley

Yellow Stableford: 1, Steve Hernaman (16) 40pts; 2, Barrie Buller (13) 38; 3, Jamie Petrie (19) 38.

Turkey Trot: 1, G Mclaughlan 40pts; 2, J Hanson 40; 3, S Sparkes 40; 4, G Cryer 40. Ladies – 1, M Painting; 2, E Bond; 3, T Payne; 4, A Buller.

December Medal: Div 1- Millie Painting 79; 2, Bridget Edwards 88; 3, Tricia Payne 92. Div 2 – 1, Jill Healing 78; 2, Pauline Sparkes 82; 3, Anne Taylor 96.

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