Winter golf is still going strong, despite the recent cold snap, and hardy souls are still to be seen on the course at Sidmouth Golf Club.  

On Friday, David Fitzhenry played a blinder, scoring 46 points to win the Stableford. Neil Hodge took second on countback from Simon Emerson, both with 38 points.  

The first leg of the Ken Titherington Trophy match between the club's B team and Emerton Court team took place on Saturday. Despite the B team captain and past captain winning the first match, the day turned out better for the Emerton Court team, who ran out winners by 4 matches to 2. The second leg will be in March with the B team having work to do. 

On Sunday, the Improvers 9 hole Competition saw academy graduate Ian Phillips, on 20 points, come out on top on countback from Sandy Simpson, also posting 20, whilst Sasha Whitaker took third with 17. 

In zero degrees on Monday, a small field played in the Stableford competition when recent Seniors Xmas competition winner, Steve Kerrigan, won again with an excellent 45 points. Jonty Clews took second on countback from Bernie Millward on 39. 

The third round of the Rose Bowl and Basket competition was played on another cold and crisp day for Sidmouth GC Ladies on December 7. 

Finishing first with a fabulous score of 39, was Louise Talbot. Penny Anderson came second with another great score of 37 and Catherine Walden was third with 34 points. 

The ladies also enjoyed their annual Christmas Dinner on the evening of December 8 at the clubhouse. Great food, drinks, fun and laughter were had by all with ‘special entertainment’ performed by the ladies committee. 

Special thanks to our Lady Captain, Marian Andrews, for coordinating the event. 

A few brave ladies played in the County Stableford on December 14 in freezing conditions.

Coming first with a great score of 37 was Mo Kendall, Maria Clapp was second with 32 points and Vanessa Ireson was third with 31 .

No ‘2s ‘ were scored on the day and the easterly wind made conditions rather testing and thermal layers were certainly required.