Great golf to remember Ken Titherington

10:27 16 November 2012

Victorious B team captain Colin Macklin receives the Titherington trophy from club captain Paul Hitchcock; Losing captain Bob Webber tries to look pleased

Victorious B team captain Colin Macklin receives the Titherington trophy from club captain Paul Hitchcock; Losing captain Bob Webber tries to look pleased

Archant

The second leg of the Ken Titherington Trophy, provided the usual friendly rivalry between the Emerton Court seniors and the club B team, writes George Carr.

However, as many seniors habitually play for the B team during the summer, and B team players for the Emerton Court seniors’ team, loyalties can easily become confused and I suspect more than one pairing could not have said for sure whom they were representing.

However, the purpose of these two fixtures is to commemorate the life of Ken Titherington, a very popular young golfer, husband and father who was taken from us some 16 years ago in his prime and so the result, you may say, is incidental. All the same, the B team were hot favourites as they carried a three point lead from the first leg played earlier in the summer and so B team captain Colin Macklin must have been quietly confident as he teed off with his partner John Welch against Emerton Court captain Bob Webber and his partner, John Rockey.

Macklin’s confidence might have seemed misplaced however as he and John Welch found themselves brushed aside losing 6 and 5 on the 13th green. When Hugh Dorliac and Martin French were similarly swept aside, going down 4 and 3 to Trevor Kerridge and David Cowler for the seniors it seemed a change of fortune might be in hand for the Emerton Court side.

Alas, Dave Hoare and John Bainbridge could only manage a half against Lee Welham and Moray Bosence and from then it seems the broom changed hands entirely for nearly all the brushing aside was done by the B team; Pat McCormack and Terry Carter beaten soundly (4 and 3) by Nick Bater and Paul Hitchcock.

Out of kindness I won’t mention all the scores (Bob Wellsman and Alec Salway down 4 and 3) for, of the last seven matches, only Ray Gunston and Donald Cooper managed a win (2 and 1) against Mike Dommett and Peter Northcott, whilst George Carr and Mervyn Anthony scrambled a deserved and very sporting half against the formidable Jim Anderton and the not quite so formidable, Wilf Hudson.

So the B team were triumphant, winning six matches to four on the day giving them a deserved overall victory of five clear games.

After the traditional dinner in the club house the handsome Ken Titherington Trophy was presented to the winning captain, Colin Macklin, whose acceptance speech was as gracious as you might expect. He also thanked his B team sponsors - Signs Southwest - Acanthus Press - and East Devon Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic - for their support throughout the season.

●On Sunday, 30 players competed in the winter individual and it was Charles Oram who led the way with 41 points (worth £45 prize money) and Simon Knowles losing out on the back nine with the same score.

Paul Renken, two points further back, took third spot. Well done to you all - see you next Sunday!

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 21:40

Axminster bowlers enjoyed an excellent win at Wrington (Bristol), bagging success on three of the four rinks played on their way to an 88-71 victory, writes David Harris.

Read more
Yesterday, 21:40

The ladies competed for the Championship Scratch Cup, played over 36 holes and also the 18-hole Handicap Cup, writes Liz Rogers.

Read more
Yesterday, 21:40
Jack Salvidge in action

Honiton riders do well at Yeovilton vent

Read more
Yesterday, 21:39

There were 24 members who contested the latest mixed competition, writes Liz Rogers.

Read more
Yesterday, 21:39
Bowls

Seaton’s Two Counties League team gained a superb success on a visit to Cullompton, writes Maria Johnson.

Read more
Yesterday, 21:39
Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000

Axe Cliff lady captain Helen Kenworthy organised a ladies competition, with a slight difference.

Read more
Yesterday, 21:38
Football generic picture

Axminster Town host Wellington this Friday night in a pre-season game.

Read more
Yesterday, 21:38
Bowls

In the Two Counties league Feniton defeated local rivals Ottery St Mary, on all four rinks by 90-68, thereby maintaining their second spot in the league, writes Roger Smith.

Read more
Yesterday, 21:37

Seaton kept alive their outside hopes of promotion from the C Division East of the Tolchards League when they defeated Filleigh in a thriller that went down to the final over.

Read more
Yesterday, 21:37
Bowls

Lyme Regis One secure a swift return to the Championship League

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family Notices 24



Devon's trusted business finder