North Devon Veterans League.

Veterans League: Willingcott Valley narrowly beat Great Torrington in the final of the North Devon Veterans League to win the St. Austell Brewery trophy at Portmore. Willingcott - P. Pell 38; M. Sayer 37, B. Stainer 32, Frank Painting 28, P. Bond 27, G. Holland 24, D. Read 23. Torrington - B. Barter 34, E. Dennis 31, T. Lamey 30, N. Danks 28, H. Smith 28, J. Joint 25, F. Foster 24. Royal North Devon won the Finals Day Cup with a score of 164, with Libbaton and Portmore second on 159. The best score of the day was P. Canning (Libbaton) 39.

Saunton

Yellow Tee Stableford : Div 1 – 1, Tom Biggs (13) 36 pts; 2, John Gavin (13) 36; 3, Ian Brady (14) 36. Div 2 – 1, Steve Hiron (19) 38; 2, Peter Mock (18) 38; 3, Neil Goswell (22) 36; 4, Clive Allen (16, Carlyon Bay) 36.

Torrington

Phil Holman Cup: Div 1 - 1 Andy Tucker (Winner of Trophy) 39 (13); 2 Jon Wigley 38 (14); 3 Rex Chamberlain 38 (13). Div 2 - 1 Lawrence Smart 36 (21); 2 Dave Kenneally 36 (24); 3 Roger Parnell 35 (21).

Great Torrington B: Div 1 - 1 Colin Garrett (12) 40; 2 Rex Cudmore (15) 39; 3 Richard Copp (11) 38. Div 2 - 1 Laurie Fishleigh (24) 36; 2 Doug Smalldon (19) 36; 3 Terry Lamey (19) 35.

Ladies Yellow Ball Stableford: 1 Carol Welton, Joan Carter, Liz Thompson 141; 2 Morag Atkinson, Paula Gibbs, Liz McKay 137.

Juniors’ Chris Lunt Knockout Trophy: Joe Beer beat Patrick Sanders in the final.

Pro’s tip of the week

Many people struggle with their putting and many faults come from poor set up, especially shoulder alignment.

If your putting is a bit ropey, then why not try putting with your left hand below right. This really helps get your shoulders level and in line, which helps promote a square stroke that is more likely to flow down the target line.

This can really sharpen up your short putting and save you precious shots out on the course.

Happy golfing

Mike Wilson, professional

Royal North Devon Golf Club

(01237 477598)

Ilfracombe

Ladies August Extra Stableford: Div 1 – 1, Moira Styles 40pts; 2, Jean Pell 36. Div 2 – 1, Margaret Yeo 38; 2, Diana Daly 37.

September EWGA Medal: Div 1 – 1, Steph Long 75 nett; 2, Sue Neale 77. Div 2 – 1, Pennie Richards 76; 2, Loraine Kino

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Portmore

Webber Cups and Club Champions for 2011: Men – Matt Lake. Women – Ruth McMeechan. Juniors – Barnaby Meadowcroft.

Saturday Stableford: Div 1 – 1, Nick Mitchell (5) 42pts; 2, Stephen West (7) 35; 3, Nick Thorne (8) 32, Div 2 – 1, Steve Sheppard (14) 42; 2, Derrin Carter (18) 41; 3, John Sims (15) 41. Div 3 – 1, Steve Morris (23) 44; 2, Chris Dibble (26) 40; 3, John Balfour (28) 39. Ladies - Janice Sweetman (28 ) 37; 2, Jane Sugar (27) 36; 3, Julie Quilter (29) 36. Juniors – 1, Sam Meadowcroft (19) 45; 2, Hayden Morris (20) 43; 3, Mark Peters (9) 37.

Tuesday Stableford: Men – 1, Steve Beer (28) 37; 2, Mitchell Wood (1) 34; 3, Peter Freeman (21) 31. Ladies – 1, Hils Goldsmith (18) 32; 2, Debbie Moon (21) 29; 3, Janice Sweetman (28) 28.

Willingcott Valley

Devon County Foursomes: Handicap Champions - Matt White/ Barrie Butler, 1st round net 69, 2nd round net 72.

Ladies’ September Medal: Bronze 1 -1, Irene Gover 79net; 2, Bridget Edwards 83; 3, Angie Buller 83. Bronze 2 - Tricia Payne 73; 2, Joan Ainsworth 80; 3, Elaine Bond 82. EWGA pendant:- Tricia Payne]

Ladies’ 3 Ball Open: 1, Tricia Payne (Willingcott), Tricia Woodyer (Saunton), Jane Sugar (Portmore) 73; 2, Larina Beale (Willingcott), Deanna Beale (Bude), Sheila Howarth (Willingcott) 71; 3, Millie Painting (Willingcott), Jean Pell, (Ilfracombe) Steph Long (Ilfracombe) 67.

Seniors Yellow Stableford: 1, William Colton 33pts; 2, Steve Sparkes 31pts; 3, Tony Barter 30; 4, Mike Dilley 30.

Yellow Medal: 1, Ged Mclaughlan (14) 74nett; 2, Jamie Petrie (21) 74; 3, Dave Gore (11) 77.

Men’s championship: Gross – 1, Steve Beveridge 83; 2, Matt White 83; 3, Brian Webb 91. Handicap – 1, J Petrie 70; 2, A Redmore 71; 3, T Barter 75.