TEIGNMOUTH Golf Club has a new ladies' champion.
Sally Tyler won the championship and O'Geary Cup with a gross 156 over 36 holes, 11 strokes clear of the nearest competitor.
In misty conditions in the morning her score was 82, but Tyler said it was the beautiful sunshine in the afternoon that inspired her magnificent second round of 74.
The winner of the Handicap Salver (36 holes) was Irene Agass with two rounds below her handicap, totalling 143 net.
Jean Stell won the Joyce Wilson Trophy (Bronze 18 holes) with gross 97, and Sue Broderick was the winner of the 18-hole Handicap Trophy with 72 net. Miranda Hruby won the Vets Championship with gross 83 and Barbara Hanson won the veterans' handicap prize with 74 net.
Results - Championship: 1 – Sally Tyler 156; 2 – Jane Wayman 175; 3 – Miranda Hruby 175. Handicap Salver: 1 – Irene Agass 143; 2 – Sally Tyler 146; 3 – Miranda Hruby 155. Bronze 18 Holes: 1 – Jean Stell 97 gross; 2 – Carole Waister 98, 3 – Yvonne Bladon 103.
STOVER: Anne Marie Cleave won the silver division of a combined stableford competition played by Stover Ladies.
Cleave(38pts) beat Teresa Metters on countback with Angie Hickey (36) third.
Other Results - Bronze Division One: 1 - Shirley Williams ocb 37pts; 2 - Tina Bell 37, 3 - Jan Hayman 35.
Bronze Division Two: 1 - Pat Swindells 38pts, 2 - Margaret Allen 33, 3 - Linda Farrant 31.
There were five two on Tuesday - Cleave, Hickey, Jones, Metters and Jo Wright - and Hilary Richards on Sunday.
DARTMOUTH: Mark Lord and Dave Nicholls defeated Alan Golthorpe and Geoff Penhale 2-1 to win the Bridgetown Trophy pairs competition at Dartmouth.
Early exchanges gave an indication pars would not be good enough to win!
By the third hole Goldthorpe and Penhale had gone into a one-up lead only to be pegged back by a birdie from their opponents on the par-five fourth.
After halving the seventh and eighth a birdie from Lord saw the eventual winners two-up at the turn, due to Penhales missing a 2ft putt for the half.
A Golthorpe birdie on the 10th and a par from Penhale on the 11th levelled the match again.
A birdie on the 12th and a par on 14 saw Lord and Nicholls edge back onto a 2-up lead.
With close fought halves on 15 and 16 followed by a 4 from Nicholls on 17 a 2-1 victory was secured by Lord and Nicholls.
A midweek stableford was played in near perfect conditions and high scores were expected.
Paul Brown however was having one of those days where if it goes wrong it all goes wrong!
His drive on the 10th was straight and long but somehow ended in the middle bunker. Very little sand in the bunker meant he thinned his shot straight across the green into the deep rough.
Brown addressed the ball for a high flop shot which he perfectly executed landed it softly on the green and watched in disbelief as it rolled into the hole. For once he was speechless!
Mike Whitelaw is regularly producing good score cards, none better than when he won the stableford with 43 points.
Second was Bob Wotton (40pts) followed by Rob Knight (39), Kevin Eighteen (39) and Dave Nicholls (36).
There were six twos for Mark Lord (3rd) Andy Birss (7th), Dave Fahy (3rd), Whitelaw (18th), John Garner (3rd), and Samuel Knight (5th).
High scores were expected and duly delivered in the monthly stableford.
Steve Atkins is playing on a regular basis now and beginning to play more consistent golf with more confidence. Some say if he could knock the rough edges off his game he may well get down to 27.
Ian Metchette was out to prove a point and did so with aplomb, teeing off early he left his mark on the field with 42 to beat.
Kevin Matthews did beat that by a point but as a member of staff he does not qualify so Metchette took the win ahead of Knight (40), Graham White (40), Colin Bell (39) and Dave Hicholls (38).