STEVE Richie and Reggae Loka racked up a massive 45 points to win the Royal North Devon Golf Club Fourball Winter Triples, a clear four points ahead of runners-up Amelia Daniel and Darren Found. Graham Bowden hit form in the January Stableford, returning

STEVE Richie and Reggae Loka racked up a massive 45 points to win the Royal North Devon Golf Club Fourball Winter Triples, a clear four points ahead of runners-up Amelia Daniel and Darren Found.Graham Bowden hit form in the January Stableford, returning 43 points to win Division 2 by a two-point margin. Division 1 saw four players all return 41 points, with Michael Jones declared the winner on a countback.Alan Moore and Peter Waterman were also high scorers, winning the January Fourball with 43 points.And Paul and Sue Vicary teamed up with Kate Brown to return a good team score of 82 points, which brought them a three-point victory in the club's month Three-Ball.January Stableford: Div 1 - 1, Michael Jones 41pts; 2, Simon Waddington 41; 3, Dave Miller 41; 4, Gareth Carder 41. Div 2 - 1, Graham Bowden 43; 2, Nigel Evans 41; 3, Michael Clifford 41.Four Ball Stableford: 1, Alan Moore and Peter Waterman 43pts; 2, Peter Wilson and Gary Halfyard 42; 3, Gareth Carder and Hilton Cole 41.Winter Triples: 1, Margaret and Paul Ellicott 44pts; 2, Jeremy Horn and Mike Jordan 43; 3, Kenny Baker and Mike Stockwell 43.Three ball: 1, Sue and Paul Vicary and Kate Brown 82pts; 2, Eric Ashmore, Geoff Giddy and Joe Higgins 79; 3, Gareth carder, Brian Palmer and Bill Walter 78. * * *Torrington Golf Club results.Medal B: Div 1 - Martin Barratt (12) 60net; 2, Richard Wheatley (11) 60; 3, Mike Powe (10) 62. Div 2 - 1,Doug Smalldon (21) 57net; 2, Martin Gibbs (19) 58; 3, Tony Halfyard (21) 59.Winter foursomes: 1, Mike McLeod and Garry Harding 44pts; 2, Dave Parker and Eddie Staples 42; 3, Steve Schofield and Ray Davis 40.Veterans Stableford: Div 1 - 1, Rex Chamberlain 38pts; 2, Bob Brewer 36; 3, Eddie Staples 36. Div 2 - 1, Laurie Fishleigh 32; 2, Ron Hammond 29; 3, Keith Hulbert 29.Veterans Stableford: Div 1 - Doug Smalldon (21) 41pts; 2, Frank Donaghy (20) 41; 3, Pat Smith (15) 41. Div 2 - 1, Rob Chappell (27) 41; 2, John Brokenshire (25) 39; 3, Les Cole (24) 38. Torrington ladies' Daily Mail and Club Fours competition brought victory for Rosemary Smith and Margaret Lidstone, who finished two points ahead of their nearest rivals.Result: 1, Rosemary Smith & Margaret Lidstone (23) 41 pts; 2, Alison Williams & Sue Membery (27) 39; 3, Sue Reilly & Rita Dewdney (29) 38.Tip of the week!WITH the ground being soft at the moment it can be very hard to judge those little running chip shots around the greens. What I would suggest is you take a more lofted club and loft the ball over the softer 'unpredictable' ground and land it on the green. This will give a more consistent bounce and, with a little practice, you should be able to judge these shots better.Happy golfing!Mike Wilson, ProfessionalRoyal North Devon Golf Club01237 477598