East Devon seniors’ Centenary Salver success for Barry Devetta

PUBLISHED: 16:06 10 October 2017

Golf club and ball

Golf club and ball


The seniors of East Devon played the eighth and final seniors’ Centenary Salver on the first Monday of October, writes Paul Willoughby.

The seniors of East Devon played the eighth and final seniors’ Centenary Salver on the first Monday of October, writes Paul Willoughby.

The winner of the SCS was Barry Devetta, who had the best four rounds of the eight throughout the summer; it’s one thing to have a good round but to play consistently well takes some doing - now that’s a golfing class act, so very well done, Barry.

For those of you who don’t know him, he plays with a half set of clubs and carries them (no trolley) in a bag which looks as old as Methuselah. Christmas is coming, Barry!

A battle for the Alfred Dunhill Cup took place in Scotland over the past weekend, finishing at St Andrews in Edinburgh on Sunday. The winner was England’s Tyrrell Hatton with an astonishing score of 264 over four rounds or 24 under par (nearly as good as Barry Devetta!).

There were many brilliant shots but two are worthy of note; although he missed the cut, Rory McIlroy drove the 350 yard 18th green leaving his ball 10 foot from the pin; he missed the eagle but sank the putt for a birdie. What a way to finish.

Also at the 18th hole, Ernie Els hit a massive drive which ended just off the green but he then sank a 70 foot putt for an eagle – wow! That’s a putt he’ll never forget!

Non-golfers may think that all golf balls are the same, but they’re not – quite. They all have to be the same size and most have the same number of dimples (tetrahedral, of course) and they can be white (mostly), yellow or even pink, but a new ball has hit the market – the Volvik. Made in Korea (south, I hope – balls from the north could have a questionable centre!), it hit the golfing market this year and it comes in seven colours, including white! It is sponsored by Bubba (don’t ask!) Watson from the USA. The makers claim the “...extremely bright (and it really is bright) and stylish Volvik Vivid three-piece ball provides longer distance for golfers with slower swing speeds and those looking for a softer feel and more consistent flight.” I hope it lives up to the maker’s claim because it sounds ideal for oldies.

Well, after all those balls, Monday’s SCS was won by John Pulman with 36 points from a handicap of six, now five. Well done, John, but that was a close shave as Bill Norris was hard on your heels also with 36 points (8 now 7).

However, the countback rule pushed him into second place, but well played, Bill. Third was Trevor Huxtable with a commendable 35, fourth was Chris Devlin, also with 34 (12) and last, but not least in the limelight, (that means a mention in the Journal), was Barry Devetta, also with 34 (11). Actually I’d better mention the sixth player, or I’ll get thumped – Danny Barrett also had a 34 (13).


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