Golf Pros Blog – Thursday 30th June 2011

Greetings from Gary    Thursday, 30 June 2011

Lady Captain’s Day
Last Tuesday the Lady Captain’s Day took place and I would first like to congratulate Viv for her efforts in making the day a great success which in turn generated £257 for the captains’ charity, the Torbay Holiday Helpers Network. The competition itself continued on this year’s current theme of strong winds, making the course play very difficult. This was reflected in the scoring with a CSS of 74. Gill Whitehead won the overall prize with 36 pts beating Vicky Coffin and Mary Ellis into third and second respectively. The Bronze 1 division was won on count back by Jenny Taylor with 35 pts with Ann Harris-Deans in second place and Jewel Goss a further stroke back in third. Sally Rimmer won the bronze 2 division with 36 pts beating Janet Copp and Corinna Knowles both with 33 pts.

The day also included some spot prizes with Lizzie White winning the bronze longest drive and Paula O’Neill winning the silver longest drive. Georgia Finich won the bronze nearest the pin and Jenny Paddon won the silver nearest the pin.

Wednesday Stableford
Wednesday’s Stableford was a day of two halves with torrential rain in the morning and strong winds in the afternoon. This however did not stop last year’s captain, Darren Thorpe from producing a great round of 39 pts to beat George Robinson on count back to take the overall and division 1 prize. Chris Snow also produced a creditable round of 38 pts. It is nice to see Chris back playing well after his hand injury. Division 2 was a tight affair with three men on the same score of 36 pts. Chris Curtis beat Colin Follett into second place with Phil Mills coming in third.

Homefield Trophy
After the rain of the last week the men were pleased to play an event in the sunshine. Chris Rocky took advantage of this and produced a fine nett 64 beating Duncan Beck by a single stroke. Joe Carnell was a further shot back in third place. Chris Byrant won division two with a nett 69 with Chris Curtis and Glen Mugford a shot further back. Ryan Pope won the scratch prize with a 2 over par 71.

Channel and Wessex League
Both the first and second team were in action at the weekend. Both playing Somerset, the first team were hosts at RND and the seconds away at Farrington. Notable Exeter performances were Harry Greenberry for the first team, remaining unbeaten for the day halving in the morning foursomes and winning 5 and 4 in the afternoon singles. For the second team Ryan Pope after his win on Saturday won his singles match 5 and 4. Ryan was 5 under par at the finish of his match. The first team halved overall with the seconds narrowly losing.

Palairet 3rd Round
This Sunday, Exeter will play Bovey Castle at Yelverton in the third round of the Palairet Trophy. With the fondest of memories after last year’s enthralling victory around Yelverton, sprits will be high going into the match, however it is predicted the team will be giving a lot of shots so good golf will be required to progress into the next round. The match starts at 1pm so please come and support your team! We wish Paul and his team all the very best!