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History has been made at East Devon Golf Club as a woman has become the Club Captain for the first time since the club’s formation 120 years ago, writes Steve Birley. Judy Murray officially drove in as Club Captain on January 1, 2022, in front of enthusiastic club members gathered on the clubhouse patio. The annual ‘drive in’ sees the incoming Club Captain taking their first drive at the start of their captaincy year alongside the Men’s Captain, Ladies Captain and Captains of the Seniors, Juniors and Town Club. On becoming Club Captain, Judy said: “I am both honoured and…

Building suppliers in Exmouth were crowned top team after winning a firm’s South West charity golf day. The Exmouth RGB Building Supplies team took home the trophy after winning the tournament, held at Bovey Castle. The golf event, now in its 10th year, raised £2,470 for the builders’ merchant’s chosen charities, Cornwall Mind, Devon Mind and Mind in Somerset. Some 18 teams, made up of suppliers, customers and staff, competed in the four-ball competition. The Exmouth team won the Andy Shinner Memorial Trophy, presented by his wife, Karen, and daughter Nicola, in memory of the former Paignton branch manager, who died in 2013. Kevin Fenlon, RGB…

East Devon gold round-up – June 7: There was weekend action at East Devon Golf Club and Axe Cliff Golf Club.  This article is brought to you in partnership with East Devon Sport – click here for in-depth local coverage. East Devon Golf Club The 2020 knockout competitions were finally decided at East Devon Golf Club on the final Sunday of Mat, writes Helen Chivers. After a challenging year with the competitions being suspended twice because of Covid lockdowns, the sun finally shone on the Captains, competitors and spectators on Finals Day. The 2020 Captains, Malcolm Pressey and Jill Dunsford,…

It is so sad that golf courses are now closed until the lifting of the latest national lockdown, writes Dave Bruce of Axe Cliff Golf Club. It is my humble belief that this latest closure of courses is utter madness! In the last lockdown golfers were allowed to play in pairs which, of course allows for safe distancing and also takes place in wonderful fresh air offering some excellent exercise. We golfers retain the hope that common sense will prevail eventually and we can return to the course. Our last action took place last week and it was the annual…

Axe Cliff Seniors’ Stableford success for John Hanna There was a healthy number of 50 players who took part in the latest Axe Cliff Seniors’ Monthly Stableford competition, writes Dave Bruce. We can see Seaton Beach from a few holes and, not surprisingly, I didn’t see any brave swimmers, but there were a lot of large white horses rushing up to our solid sea wall. Believe me, whilst it was dry, it was certainly very windy! Gerry Turner found Sid Pember’s discarded score card on South West Coast path near the seventh hole with ten points noted. What amazed me…

The Honiton Golf Club Tuesday Mixed planned Banks Trophy competition was unable to go ahead as the course was closed after very heavy rain made it unplayable, writes Ann Desmoulins. With the update in the Government restrictions coming into force this next week, it is likely that the competition will have to be postponed until next year. Watch this space! Meanwhile, the ladies were more fortunate than the Mixed Group and they were able to complete their three-ball, better ball Stableford (two scores to count), although many finished in the rain as the weather was not going to let them…

Sidmouth Golf Club ladies’ captain Penny Lyne and ladies’ secretary Gerri Whitrow selected their teams for the annual captain versus secretary match. A total of 32 ladies took to the course in blustery conditions with some heavy showers. Some of the players were fortunate to avoid the rain altogether, whilst some were not so lucky! The trophy played for was first presented to the ladies’ section by past captain Jill Powell in 1981. The overall result of the 2020 meeting was a win for the captain’s team by a score of 10.5 to 5.5. After play the winners of the…

The Honiton Golf Club Tuesday Mixed, a popular group, made a welcome return to organised play, writes Ann Desmoulins. They contested a 14-hole Texas Scramble that drew an encouraging turnout of 36 players. The weather forecast had indicated that there would be no rain, but unfortunately it was wrong and a couple of torrential downpours, coupled with strong winds, made the going tough. Nevertheless, everyone completed the course and there were some excellent scores. The winning team, Cathy and John Pawley, Olwen and Bill Eaton, had a net score of 46.7. In second place, with a net score of 48.7,…

Sidmouth Golf Club ladies compete for Gertie Skinner Cup On a sunny autumn day, the Sidmouth ladies played the final event of the summer season, the Gertie Skinner Cup, writes Angela Coles. This is one of the most prestigious events of the year as it is contested by an elite field consisting of medal and division winners from the year. The cup was presented to the ladies section in 1972 by the wife of the then-president, Arthur Skinner. The winner of the Gertie Skinner Cup with a net 71 was Mo Borer and the runner-up with a net 72 was…

The weather was a bit kinder last week which brought some busy activity at Axe Cliff Golf Club, writes Dave Bruce. The Tuesday Roll-Up boys enjoyed themselves, with John Purdy taking the spoils with a fine 37 points just beating Tony Strong’s 36. Tony did finish with a brilliant two on the difficult 18th, which takes some doing. Geoff Hughes and I did play in the afternoon amongst the showers and sunshine, but as we were not in the Roll Up, I won’t tell you our scores. However, we did have a fantastic lunch in the clubhouse with my lovely wife…

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