The victorious Devon team.
(David Barker the resident giant in the background)
Weather, always a key factor when playing Saunton, was benign and user friendly in the extreme. The elements, relatively warm and the wind a mere zephyr, did not however reflect in the scores generally, winning score averaged 33.33 per pair. The course as always in good order, the greens, recently top dressed, were not quite as speedy as usual but considering the tournament was earlier than usual and it was March, very good.
Once again many of us were able to renew friendship and acquaintance with our visitors from other counties. So, 144 players could not have had better conditions in which to experience the challenge that both courses provide. As you will read, the West course provided the better scores generally. Considered by some to be a little easier than the East I would suggest, since the recent changes and improvement to the West, there’s not too much in it!
The day ended with a meal and presentations, Devon wresting back the trophy from Somerset, and for many a lengthy journey home, probably accompanied with stories of wretched luck and opponents sinking 40 foot putts. The surest way in which drivers can introduce Brexit to change the subject.