Welcome to the TEAM SAUNTON information page, where you can catch up on all things relating to Team Golf here at Saunton Golf Club, from team selection to results and match reports.
LADIES TEAM CAPTAINS:
Still Cup - Annie Saunders
Presidents Trophy - Yvonne Medlam
Sheelah Creasy Bowl - Nicky Sandom
Devon League - Julie Gavin
North Devon Friendly League - Pauline Sparkes
MENS TEAM CAPTAINS:
Palairet - Will Hunt
Parker Trophy - Brian Medlam
North Devon League - Ross Hunter
Emerton Court - Jo Ertman
Team L-R: Julie Bowskill, Julie Brookes, Yvonne Medlam, Lee Bristow, Ann Wallace, Julie Rotchell & Barbara Beer
A sunny welcome awaited us at Okehampton and our team of seven, with handicaps of 9, 10, 13, 15,15,17 & 18 were ready for the challenge ahead. Well done to Julie Brookes for her outstanding win on the 18th green. The rest of us, although genuinely happy with ours games, were well and truly beaten by the course and its greens and consequently, we suffered a 6/1 loss. Huge thanks to the team for their efforts but we are looking for a more positive result on our next match, which is at home to Exeter on Thursday 6th June. Caddies and supporters are always welcome.
This was possibly the worst day, weather wise to begin the Ladies Presidents season. Our first match being away at Holsworthy is summarized by this one picture, miserable.
The first 6 ladies, Susan Vicary, Julie Bowskill, Michelle Ward, Lee Bristow & caddy Peter, Ann Wallace & Tess Souter teed off in relatively dry conditions, then Bridget Briggs followed driving off into a fierce wind, cold and torrential downpour. The ladies gave it everything but unfortunately, Holsworthy got the better of us beating Saunton 5/2.
The team will be out in force for our second away match, at Okehampton on Monday 20th May.
On our last away match in the league this season, we managed to win 3 games and half one match. A fantastic result on a very difficult course. Well done to Bridget, Pat, Elaine B, Pauline S, Jill L, Sue G-S and Julie G!
It is always harder on away courses, that is why we are given extra points for wins. After our 4 away matches, we have conceded 31 points, but have gained 37 and a half points, which is fantastic! Well done everyone!
Hi Jon , please find below match report for the second leg of our match against Stover at Saunton on the 20th may. We were outplayed by a very strong team from Stover , and lost 3 to 2 on the day and lost 7 to 3 overall .
Their first pair were especially strong and on the day to good against out lead pair , and with a 4 to 1 lead , the match was really beyond us once they won they the first point.
The full result is as follows:
Brian Medlam and Geoff Briggs lost 5 and 4
Alan B Brown and Tony Hayward lost 1 down
David Gibson and Royston Bettison won 4 and 3
Pete Hume and Steve Sparks lost 1 down
Alan Hanlon and Ian Buchanan won 1up
We gave it our best shot but came up short on the day.
all the best,
North Devon League – 18th May 2019
The second North Devon League meeting took place on Saturday 18th May with Mortehoe hosting the Division 1 teams. The Saunton side, top of the table after the first meeting were much changed for the latest fixture, with availability reduced owing to it clashing with our own Pro Day.
However the ‘chosen few’ scored well on the ‘sandy’ greens on the Easewell course finishing a credible joint second behind the hosts Lions Artisans.
Full results as follows :
John Deacon 39
Ross Hunter 39
Steve Sparkes 37
Shaun Thorne 35
Richard Ebbage 31
Gwyn Lewis 27
So another decent return in this years campaign sees us remain top of the league.
Next fixture is at Libbaton on Sun 23rd June.
Support always welcome !
If there are any club members interested in playing in this format of league golf, or would like more information about it, then please contact one of the 3 selection committee members. Ross Hunter, Will Hunt or Brian Medlam. “
Parker Trophy v Fingle Glen @ Yelverton Report
We arrived to a warm, breezy & sunny afternoon. Yelverton Golf Club were good enough to block the tee from 5pm – 5.45pm giving us a buffer to allow us to play our Foursomes Matches. The course was in very good condition and was very enjoyable to play. All matches were conducted in a fiercely contested but friendly manner.
Jon Sutherland & Mike Pennicott Lost 1 down
Brian Medlam & Phil Slater Halved
Will Hunt & Richie Joslin Lost 3 & 2
Game 1 Match Report:
Jon Sutherland & Mike Pennicott
Mike and Jon played against a pair off of 1 and 3 handicaps. The match was closely fought – with the Fingle Glen pairing making 4 birdies in the space of 7 holes from the 3rd hole onwards. By the 10th hole Mike and Jon had played solidly but found themselves 3 down. A valiant fight back – with a birdie on the long 190 yard par 3 17th hole, saw Mike and Jon enter the 18th only 1 down. However a par was only good enough to halve the match and lose 1 down, with the winning pair only 2 over par gross as a foursomes pair. A tough game, won by the better team on the day.
Game 2 Match Report:
Brian Medlam & Phil Slater
All Yelverton players had a handicap of 3 or less and Philip and I played against a scratch and 3 handicap golfer. To say the scratch golfer hit the ball a long way would be an understatement, as at the 282yd par four 3rd hole, he managed to knock a four iron past pin high. Phil and I played steady golf and hit all fairways and greens in regulation on the front 9 but found ourselves 2 down after some mediocre putting from us. We carried on with our steady golf on the back 9 when gladly some putts dropped and we managed to achieve a hard fought half result.
Game 3 Match Report:
The final Saunton pair of Will Hunt and Ritchie Joslin were up against another pair of lower handicap opponents, a match that started with birdies from each side in the first few holes. A tight front 9 had the pair from Fingle Glen 1UP at the turn. A steady run of holes had the pair from Fingle Glen 4UP through 13 and looking in control, but a mini resurgence of back to back wins saw Saunton pull it back to 2. However it was too little too late, a Fingle Glen 50ft 2 putt and an inch perfect short iron followed on 15 & 16 to leave Saunton losing the final match 3&2.