DARTMOUTH Golf Club had their Championship course in action on Monday 17 for the senior’s Savery Cup- a pairs competition and a board event.

Each pair took the best of the two Stableford scores on each hole in this format.

Messrs Jewell & Cooper have won this event for the last two years with mid-forty-point scores and were looking to defend their title. This they were unable to do though, finishing only twelfth on this occasion.

Nineteen pairs contested this event and there was a fine golfing day was on the cards with ideal conditions in store for everyone.

There were two stand-out performances namely from Messrs Cousens & Garner and Alistair Forbes & Trevor Pretty, both of whom finished tied on points and back nine scores. The result was decided (in line with protocol) on points scored at the final six holes meaning the cup went to the two Johns (Cousens & Garner) underpinned by excellent pars at 16, 17 & 18.

Very well done guys and thoroughly deserved! In summary, it is always a delight to play in this annual event which seems to put a spring in everyone’s step with some excellent golf throughout a well-supported field.

The final results were as follows: John Cousens and John Garner- 45 points (Savery Cup winners on countback), Alistair Forbes and Trevor Pretty- 45 points, David Sparks and Andrew Dix- 44 points, Peter Hannaford and David Thompson- 43 points.

Birdies twos at the par threes were scored by David Sparks and Barrie O’Shea, both coming on the third hole.

Elsewhere, the away friendly match against Woodbury was held on 12 June. Dartmouth Seniors performed well on a sunny afternoon, with two halved matches that could have gone our way. In the end, Woodbury's home advantage ensured that they beat us 4-2. Paul Marels and Tony King were the only winners on the day and Paul won the nearest the pin on the eighteenth hole.

In the second round of the South Devon Seniors Golf League held at Staddon Heights, an excellent performance saw our seniors finish third and thus awarded four league points on a sliding scale of ten to two.

Overall, after two rounds, Staddon lead on 18 points, Churston and Dawlish Warren come next tied on 14, Dartmouth follow on 10 and then Downes Crediton are bringing up the rear with four points.

Round three of five takes place at Churston on June 20.

The latest update in the Blight Trophy singles knockout tournament is that Mark Mitchell has beaten Robert Wotton in round two, whilst Jon Oldrieve & Rob Barrett overcame Brian Mushens & Roy Baldwin in round two of the Perring Cup pairs.