It was an early start at Tiverton Golf club for the Senior Men's County Championship played over 27 holes. The course was looking magnificent with players warily eyeing up the trees down the first. However, play started with the first 9-holes played from the 10th before a break for lunch and the final 18 holes from the first.

The men were playing for the Rodney Beer Pitcher and the Club Team Shield. Prior to play each club could nominate teams of 3 to compete for the Team Shield with some clubs fielding 2 teams. There were prizes for both gross and nett scores.

With many of the DevonGolf Senior Men's team playing, scores were expected to be good. After 9 holes Martin Selby's gross 36 (CH3 - Royal North Devon) was leading both gross and nett competitions. Senior Men's Team players Tim Aggett (Warren), Simon Knapman (Warren) and Chris Audin (Warren) were all in the running alongside Andy Clark (Honiton). The 18 holes was where the problems began to show. Top golfers were scoring 9s, one an 11, to put themselves out of the running. There were a few stories back in the clubhouse to go with the long faces. 

Winning the Rodney Beer Pitcher was Simon Waddington (Royal North Devon).

Tiverton President Nick Swarbrick presenting
The Rodney Beer Pitcher to Senior Men's Champion 2024
Simon Waddington (Royal North Devon)
  Player Club Gross
1st Simon Waddington Royal North Devon 113
2nd Chris Audin Warren 114
3rd  Andy Clark Honiton 116
4th Paul Newcombe East Devon 117
5th Martin Selby Royal North Devon 117


The Nett Prize was fiercely contested with Martin Selby holding on to 1st place from the morning's 9 hole round. It was interesting to note that the top 3 all play at courses without trees - yet Tiverton definitely has a tree or two lurking to catch the unwary.

Martin Selby (Royal North Devon)



27 Holes Player Club Course
1st Martin Selby Royal North Devon 3 109
2nd Simon Calvert Saunton 6 110
3rd Chris Audin Warren 2 111












Simon Waddington

The Team Prize was won by Royal North Devon A - Mark Evans, Simon Waddington and Martin Selby.

Mark Evans



Mark Selby
Team Round 1 Round 2 Total Standing
Royal North Devon A 114 237 351 +33
Mark Evans 41 80 121 +15
Martin Selby 36 81 117 +11
Simon Waddington 37 76 113 +7
The Warren A 116 239 355 +37
Tim Aggett 37 84 121 +15
Christopher Audin 38 76 114 +8
Jeremy Binch 41 79 120 +14
Saunton 122 256 378 +60
Simon Calvert 39 86 125 +19
Paul Richards 42 81 123 +17
Jon Thompson 41 89 130 +24













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