The Devon Masonic Golf Association Autumn Meeting was held on Thursday 22nd August 2019 at Stover Golf Club, Newton Abbott. 44 Brethren in total from the North, East, South and West Province of Devonshire enjoyed a full days golf with a superb 2 course meal and prize presentation all in aid of Charity. The format for the day was a 4 ball better ball with ¾ handicap (Playing as Pairs). The weather did not let us down and the sun shone all day on the players.
Twice a year on the 4th Thursday of May and August Masons from all over the Province of Devonshire as well as a few invited guests play for the Devon Masonic Golf Challenge Cup (winner), the Nigel Adkins (Runner up) Shield and now added to this the Jo Mullins Trophy for the nearest the pin along with cheques made payable to their Lodges for Charity of their choosing. There were also Charity cheques for runner up 2nd, 3rd & 4th places. The total charity cheques this year at the two meetings totalled £670.00 and were presented to the prize winners. The Stover Golf Club again put on a superb evening meal. Presentations were then made to the winners of the day, W.Bro Peter Haige Past APGM and President of the DCMA Association presented the prizes.
The Prize winners were as follows:
1st Prize – Devon Masonic Challenge Cup (44 points)
John Lang - Miles Coverdale Lodge No. 5069
Peter Leins - Miles Coverdale Lodge No. 5069
Runners Up – Nigel Adkins Shield (39 points)
Peter Haigh - Brunswick Lodge No. 159
Andy Bowden – Smeaton Lodge of Charity No. 4352
2nd Place (38 points) – on countback
Kev Page - The Lodge of Fortiscue No. 847 Keith Bishop - The Lodge of Fortitude No. 105
3rd Place (38 points) – on countback
Simon Wills - Concordia Lodge No. 3102 David Purdie - Miles Coverdale Lodge No. 5069
Joe Mullins Trophy [ Nearest the Pin ] -
Peter Layzell – Lodge of Construction No.9829
W.Bro Peter Haige Past APGM, President of the Association welcomed several new members, he also thanked everyone who put the day together especially W.Bro. Allan Seager , Secretary, W.Bro. Cliff Nightingale, Treasurer, those involved with selling raffle tickets and W.Bro Dennis Langmead who acted as recorder and checked all the returning score cards.
Full details regarding the Devon Masonic Golf Association can be found in the Devonshire Yearbook.
Article & Photos – W.Bro John Smerdon PAGDC.
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W.Bro. Peter Haige Past AsstPGM with some of the winners of the day - all members of Miles Coverdale Lodge No.5069