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DMVGA V CORNWALL    @    LAUNCESTION GOLF CLUB 13TH MAY 

Match Report

On a lovely afternoon 22 selected members travelled down to Launceston to take on the 22 players from the Cornwall Seniors. It turned out to be a very good afternoon for the DMVGA coming out eventual winners by  7 & ½ pts to 3 & ½ pts, The weather was very pleasant and the course was in great condition. So a win away was a good start for us to try and keep possession of the salver.

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DMVGA V CORNWALL   @    TAVISTOCK GOLF CLUB 20TH MAY

Match Report

The return visit at Tavistock a week later was played in slightly different condition with a steady breeze blowing most of the time. It seemed at one point when we had 6 results we could have been looking at a very heavy defeat, but 4 wins and a half in the last 5 matches, made the scores became a little closer.   The overall match result, Devon 12 ½   Cornwall 9 ½, but losing at home 6-5 was not what we would have wished for.

 

DMVGA V ASSOCIATION OF  KENT VETERAN GOLFERS   @   CHURSTON GOLF CLUB 3RD JULY  

Match Report  

On a lovely hot sunny day 16 members from both organizations took up the mantle to either 1- keep hold or 2- win back the Gordon Emerton Salver. As captain this year it was my privilege to host the Men of Kent.

Churston Golf course was in excellent condition, and along with the weather a fantastic day was had by all, it was just a shame that, following questions by the opposition, my geography on the views across the bay wasn’t as good.

We did manage to keep hold of the trophy with a match result of 6-2, so for the 2nd year running we hold both salvers played for against both Cornwall & Kent.

So for next year when we visit Kent again in early July we will be looking for another good result.

As always thanks must go to the clubs for allowing their courses to be used for these events along with excellent catering facilities.

Captain Phil Keen receiving the Salver from the Kent President

 

 

 DMVGA EMERTON-COURT FINAL

Churston Golf Club won the DMVGA Emerton-Court final at Dainton beating Saunton in a close-fought match.
The teams of five pairs of seniors (over 60) played fourball matchplay with Churston winning 3 1/2 to 1 ½ and taking the title for the fourth time since the competition was started by the Devon Men Veteran Golfers Association in 1976.
One highlight of the event was a hole-in-one by Churston’s Mike Jeffs, The seven handicapper aced the 142 yard par 3 15th.
Thirty-five Devon clubs entered the competition at the beginning of the season. To reach the final Churston beat Dartmouth, Ilfracombe, Crediton and Torquay and Saunton defeated Exminster, RND, Thurlestone and Stover.
DMVGA captain and Stover member Harvie Taylor and president Peter Stuckey, from Tiverton, presented the winners with the trophy and both teams with engraved tumblers marking their success in making the final.
Results (Churston pairs first): Mike Jeff and David Dudderidge halved with Paul Vicary and David Banbury; Jim Pettigrew and Terry Dart lost 6 and 5 to Brian Medlam and Geoff Briggs; Tom Holland and Tom Yeoman won 5 and 4 over Alan Bennett-Brown and Peter Swales; Paul Newman and Dave Lightfoot won 2 and 1 over Chris Norman and Peter Besnard; John Wood and Dave Mytton won 4 and 3 over Graham Virgin and Grahame Davidson.

Captain Harvie Taylor presents the DMVGA Emerton-Court Trophy the Churston Captain

The Winning Team obviously enjoying their success

Captain Harvie Taylor presents the Runners-up Salver to the Saunton Captain

Mike Jeff of Churston who had the Hole-in-One

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