Focus is on the British Legion as Gateshill marches to victory
TEIGNMOUTH: Bob Gateshill was the winner of the Jubilee Competition charity stableford played at Teignmouth in aid of the Royal British Legion.
Despite poor visibility, players produced some excellent golf and Gateshill won with 41 points.
Second place with 40 points went to Ray Chubb and third to Noel Fray with 39 points beating Dave Pusey on countback.
Sixty-seven players took part and the contribution to charity came to £740, which delighted everyone involved.
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All the hard work organising the competition was carried out by former Club Captain Tony Hodgson who also went cap in hand to members and local organisations to donate prizes.
Teignmouth member Dave Best is not taking things easy after a very successful summer.
In the first monthly medal of the winter season, with the course playing very long, with the summer tees still in use, Dave shot an excellent gross 67, nett 66, to take first place by a shot from Chris Botterill.
Coming in third was Jeremy Spencer with a gross 72 nett 68. With Botterill and Spencer taking the top two places in Division One, Division Two required count back to separate winner Peter Leggat from Keith Broderick after both had nett 70s
Results: Division One: 1 - Chris Botterill 80-13 = 67, Jeremy Spencer 72-4 = 66. Division Two: 1 - Peter Leggat 86-16 = 70 ocb, 2 - Keith Broderick 94-24 =70. Overall winner: Dave Best 67-1 = 66.
WRANGATON: Tom Brett and Matt Westmoreland won a charity stableford played in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal at Wrangaton.
Sixty players took to the field and the result was a close-run thing between three teams all on 43 points in a better ball pairs competition.
Brett and Westmoreland won on countback from Steve Banks and Rob Quaintance who were placed ahead of Gary Clasby and Jim Bond, also on countback.
Mark Hancock and Tim Nand-Lal were fourth with 42 points.
Banks had the longest drive while Sean Biddiss and Ryan Moore won nearest the pin.
Golfers raised £310 for the poppy appeal plus another £105 for a signed picture of the 2010 European Ryder Cup team.
The rescheduled DGU Graham Ruth Trophy was held a month after it was postponed.
A field of 42 teams took part in an Adult/Junior foursomes competition.
Overall winners with 41 points were Terry Dart and grandson Kieran Dart from Churston, followed closely by Richard Mallabone and Mark Peters from Barnstaple Portmore (40) then Darren and Molly Slemon from Staddon Heights (35).
DARTMOUTH: Paul Stubbs and Rodney Hawke played consistently to win a Wednesday Circus competition at foggy Dartmouth.
Paul Stubbs and Colin Bell shared the back nine on 18 while Martin Whybrow played well on the front to win with 20.
Stubbs and Hawke were the overall winners with a combined 35.
Dartmouth had an advance look at Borrindgon, who will be new opposition next season in the restructured Dartmoor League.
Borringdon brought quite a few low handicappers, which played into Dartmouth's hands with shots all round.
Conditions couldn't have been better with clear blue skies and bright sunshine making it a pleasure to play. Dartmouth made the most of it with a convincing 5-1 win.
Chris Eddowes and David Thompson won 7-6. Dave Nichols and Brian Mushins won two up. Mike Shalders and Sid Parkes won 2-1. Jack Kirby and Bob Wotton won 5-4. Rob Knight and Stubbs won 3-2 but Colin Bell and Alan Golthorpe lost 2-1.
It was the final friendly match for the year, of which five out of eight games were cancelled due to bad weather .
A Saturday circus was played but due to the friendly against Borringdon and other players being away only Dave Brooking and Mark Lord enterted.
Brooking won the front nine with 18, and Lord the back nine with 17, giving Brooking overall victory on 32.
Fog disrupted the ladies 18-hole monthly stableford. Six opted to play a full round, while four more decided to have a cup of tea, then take an easy time around the front nine.
In first place was Mary Thompson with 30 points and a birdie on the third hole. Thelma Lobb was second with a respectable 28 points.
Ten of the Dartmouth Ladies are due to play the seniors tomorrow in their new club colours.
Also taking place tomorrow night at the club is the Adrian Byng Pig Race Evening from 7pm to midnight. Tickets from the pro shop.