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WESTERN MORNING NEWS TROPHY
SENIOR golfers from 31 Devon clubs competed in the Western Morning News Trophy three-man team event at Bigbury Golf Club.
Wrangaton won the top spot with 114 points with Honiton, same points but losing on countback, coming second and Portmore a point back in third in the event run by the Devon Men Veteran Golfers’ Association.
Fifty seven teams aged 60-plus enjoyed the spectacular South Devon venue where some excellent scores were recorded on a fast, dry course.
The top individual was Ken Todd of Woodbury with 44 points which won him the President’s Putter, and the new Western Morning News trophy for the over-70s went to Harvie Taylor, this year’s DMVGA captain, who also carded 44.
The winning Wrangaton team was Geoff Rees(36 points), Paul Manning (37) and Robin Davies (41). Honiton’s successful team was William Eaton (44), Nigel; Broadbent (35) and David Scott (35) and the Portmore trio was Dave Darch (42), Dave Dendle (41) and Keith Massey (30).
It was unfortunate that the day was marred by the Intelligent Golf system from Devon Golf went down during the morning and subsequently all scores had to be done by hand.
DMVGA SPRING MEETING
ILFRACOMBE’s Kevin Pearce beat Rob Williams of Tavistock to win the President’s Tray in the Devon Men Veteran Golfers’ Association meeting at East Devon.
Both players finished with 41 stableford points but Kevin, playing off 29 handicap, won on countback. Third place went to Chris French (17) of Torquay.
The Bert Wills Trophy for the best scratch score was won by Grahame Sandford (4) of Staddon Heights with Graham Hull (10) of Dainton Park second.
Charlie Carter (16) of Torquay scored 36 points to win the Over 75s trophy. Second was Dainton Park’s Stuart MacKerrell (20)
Annual matches between DMVGA and CSGA
Cornwall v Devon at Tavistock May 21st
Devon’s senior golfers comprehensively defeated Cornwall in the two-legged annual match played at Launceston and Tavistock.
The Devon Men Veterans Golfers’ Association took a 6-5 lead into the home game and won convincingly to earn an overall victory of 14 ½ to 7 ½ over the Cornish Seniors Golfing Association and regained the trophy.
Twenty-two players from each county played in 11 fourballs in each leg.
Picture: Devon captain Harvie Taylor, from Stover GC, receives the trophy from Cornish captain Steve Marks from Radnor GC (right)
Cornwall v Devon at Launceston May 14th
DMVGA took the lead over the Cornish Seniors Golfing Association with a 6-5 win in the first leg of the annual fixture. The second leg is at Tavistock on Monday, May 21. Eleven teams playing fourball at Launceston competed on a fine day at the Cornish club. The Devon side looked in poor shape as the first results came in, losing most of the early games. But a late rally saw them gain a narrow lead to take to the home fixture.
Devon captain Harvie Taylor closely studies the results sheet to make sure Devon had won the close encounter
Report of DMVGA President’s Salver played at Tiverton GC
Friday 26th April 2018
Portmore Golf Club’s Alan Livermore got a hole-in-one playing in the Devon Men Veterans Golfers’ Association opening summer season tournament at Tiverton. Alan, playing off 24 and a member of a Portmore threesome in the President’s Salver event, said he had a “bit of luck” on the blind 4th par three hole to claim the second ace in his career.
It was a good day for Portmore seniors because the club fielded the winning team of David Darch (15), David Dendle (15) and Derek Dancey (17). They combined to scored 103 points in the closely fought stableford competition which attracted 168 players in 56 teams from around the county.
Second place went to Saunton’s Nigel Mortimore (14), Brian Williams (14) and Steve Pryor (13) with 101 and third to Ilfracombe’s Kevin Pearce (28), Joe Gilio (20) and David White (18) with 100.
The Harry Keen Salver for the best individual score was won be David White from Ilfracombe with 38 points.
DMVGA winter series brings success for Boringdon Park
The first winter series run by the Devon Men Veterans Golfers’ Association ended at Honiton with an overall win for Boringdon Park of Plymouth. The club collected a first prize of £405. Over the four-round series in the autumn and winter Borington players amassed 303 points to give them a single point win over Libbaton GC with Woodbury Park (299) third.
It’s the first time the DMVGA have run this three-man team event and, despite being rain delayed in the final event, it has proved so popular with the county’s senior golfers that it will be run this coming autumn and winter.
In the final round at Honiton, Libbaton was first, Stover second and Staddon Heights third.:
Reports are kindly written by Peter Stuckey