THE FOUR ball better ball team event was the last in Tavistock Golf Club's successful open events for 2014.  This popular format always attracts a large field and this year was no exception.  The Tavistock team of George and Nicky Gawman, Max Clarke and Lyn Swift took first place with 82 points closely followed by the Fingle Glen team Mark and Tara Welland, Steve Christopher and Michelle Underwood with 81pts; third on 80pts were Graham and Fran Horton (Tavistock) and Barry and Penny Howson (Staddon) and fourth the Tavistock team of Mike and Shirley Trevena and Colin and Pat Wylie on 75pts.  Men's nearest the pin on seventh, Andy Burnham (Teignmouth); ladies' nearest the pin on the fourth, Norma Thewlis  (Tavistock); ladies' nearest the pin in two on 14th, Colette Burgess (Bude). There was excellent scoring in the ladies' England Golf medal with Jenny Kay scoring a net 72, second Lesley Gibson net 73 on count back from Kayleigh Cann, Pat Pope and Belinda McSherry.  The Allen Candlesticks, awarded for the best partners' aggregate  score , was played in conjunction with the monthly Stableford.  In division one, first was Lyn Swift with 36pts, second Shirley Trevena 34pts on count back from Hilary Picton.  Ginny Samborne topped division two with 38pts, second Joy Harrison 36pts and third Teresa Hughes 34pts.  First in division three was Joan Newland 36pts, second Myra Sussex 31pts on count back from Mary Lyddon. The winners of the Allen Candlesticks were Ginny Samborne and partner Sue Stewart with 67pts and runners up with 66 pts were Jayne Wright and Hilary Picton. In the annual battle between and the men veterans and lady veterans for the Thewlis Trophy the men, once again, retained the trophy winning 5 and 4.