STILL CUP: In the centenary year of the county competition, Saunton Ladies have brought the Still Cup back to the club after a break of more than 50 years. The trophy was last won by the club 54 years ago when Gwen Killard Levey, then Saunton Ladies captain, took her team to victory. This year’s final took place at Torquay Golf Club against Teignmouth Golf Club, winners in 2011. Saunton ladies stormed through to win 5-2. Team members in handicap order were, Emma Tayler (-.2), Alison Down (5), Sally Charnock (5), Lucy Leatham (11), Sue Knott (12), Ilene Allen (13), Barbara Beer (13). Reserves Debbie Webb, captain (12) and Ann Wallace (14).
Sheelagh Creasy Bowl: In the final of this county competition Saunton lost 4 – 3 to local rivals Ilfracombe, who claimed revenge for last year.
White Tee Stableford: Div 1 – 1, Mark Pearce 37 pts; 2, Alan Bennett-Brown 36; 3, Roy Newton 33. Div 2: 1, John Boxall 33; 2, Mark Cann 31; 3, Robert Jones 30.
Royal North Devon
Parker Trophy: RND won through to the Devon County Scratch Foursomes Parker Trophy final with a 2-1 win over Yelverton at Exeter. The team comprised - Ben Keen, Ollie Tanton, David George, John Mounce, Anthony McGeorge and Jimmy Mullen.
Ladies Medal and NPF Shield: Div 1- 1, Sally Ford 77; 2, Ann Scambler 77; 3, Kate Brown 79. Div 2 – 1, Bridget Bradbeer 70; 2, Hermione Pitts-Tucker 71; 3, Jo Thomas 77. Div 3 – 1, Marilyn Hawkins 77; 2, Melanie Shapland 85.
Ladies Stableford : Div 1 – 1, Sally Ford 31 pts; 2, Val Cook 30; 3, Kate Brown 29. Div 2 – 1, Angela White 30; 2, Jacqui James 28; 3, Sylvia Evans 27. Div 3 – 1, Elna Lewis 31; 2, Julie Turner 30; 3, Wendy Dale 26.
President’s Day 4 ball team : 1, J.Mullen, J.Coles, B.McHarg, N.James 85pts; 2, W.MacNamara, R.Allingham, D.Birch, A.Welton 84; 3, S.Neve, J.Neve, K.Tanton, C.Brown 84.
Cricket Club Sponsor Day: 1, K.Sowden & M.Dorey 41 pts; 2, R.Fretwell & D.Wyatt 41; 3, B.Palmer & W.Walter 40.
November Stableford: Div 1 – 1, Chris Hampton 37 pts; 2, Ben Keen 37; 3, Alan Goddard 34. Div 2 – 1, Demo Bowden 34; 2, Robert Deakes 33; 3, Dennis Short 32.
Veterans: The fourth Team Whisky competition for teams of four - .2 scores count on each hole - produced a close finish. Maurice Heather (17) Reg Lawrence (27) and John Ollier (27) were early leaders with 75 points, playing off full handicaps as a team of only three players. Bill McNamara (12) Roy Nicholls (21) Don Hollingworth (23) and new member Mick Martin (12) also returned 75 points, but both teams were beaten by Chris Lunt (20) Peter Jefferies(19) Simon Hopkins (13) and Pat Bowrey (8) with 76 points.
Robert Slatter Knockout: Ken Danson & Dennis Peacock beat Trevor Stanbury and Mike Cracknell in the final.
Veterans: At the veterans section AGM, John Hitchen was voted in as veterans captain for the coming year with Ian Smith as vice captain and secretary Peter Daly. Trophies were presented to: Veterans Player of the Year, Phil Webb; Captains Jug, Robert Hobson; Bandit of the Year, Phil Marsh. Military Cup winner Phil Webb; ru Doug Edwards. Laurie Denham Knock Out Competion (pairs matchplay) winners Jim Rich & Pete Beer; ru, Ron Latham & Alan Weller.
Veterans Invitation: There were 92 entries for this well supported annual event. Winners – 1, D. Middleton (GTGC), M. Burke (Libbaton), B. Bowles (RND), J. Prince (Mortehoe) 108 pts; 2, F. Donaghy (GTGC), T. Tomassi (Holsworthy), J. Joint (GTGC), N. Danks (GTGC) 107; 3, G. Goss (GTGC), C. Hitchins (Holsworthy), D. Cardy (Fingle Glen), D. Dendle (Portmore) 106.
Charity day: A charity day at Portmore raised £2,250 for the Devon Air Ambulance and Headway brain injury charities. One hundred and twenty four golfers took part in 31 teams at the event, which was organised by the club’s senior section, with the Webber family making the course available for the fund raising. Potential prizes of a car, holidays and golf clubs for anyone achieving a hole-in-one eluded the competitors. The Mitchesitches – Mitch Wood, Dave Jenkins, Steve White and Drew Freeman won the day.
Yellow Stableford: Div 1 – 1, David Huxtable (9) 41pts; 2, David Newsome (12) 38; 3, Matt White (6) 37. Div 2 – 1, Matt Osbourne (19) 39; 2, Ian French (26) 38; 3, Peter Darch (25) 36.
Men’s Pairs Championship: 1, Russell Jenkins and Gavin Passmore 69; 2, Steve Beveridge and Steve Sparkes 72; 3, Aaron Redmore and Jamie Petrie 74.
Hidden Team event: 1, Tricia Payne, Carolyn Read and Shirley Hearn.
Veterans Stableford: Bob Davies was “over the moon” with his 41pts win in Division 1, which gave him a cut in his handicap down to 18. Second was Brian Axford 39pts and third Tony Downing 38pts. Div 2 – 1, Stephen Morrall 36pts; 2, Chris Hitchings 35; 3, Richard Greenhalgh 35.
Devon Professionals: Club professional Dan Wood and his partners Ian Baker, Rob Moore and John Bewes won the Devon Professionals Golfers Alliance at Teign Valley Golf Club, with 86pts. The format was a four man team competition with two scores to count and 44 players took part.