The ladies at Sidmouth Golf Club were very lucky with the weather for the Spring Meeting on April 22, a competition that marks the official start of the Ladies golf season and the first fun event for this year’s Lady Captain, Mrs Susan Hackett.

The Spring Meeting is played in teams of three and the winners were Penny Lyne, Sharon O’Brien and Debbie Snelgrove, who came in first with a great score of 84 points – terrific scoring to set the tone for a great season of golf.

Second place with 75 points were Gerri Whitrow, Yvonne Anning and Andrea Milton and third place went to Mandy Furniss, Catherine Walden and Marian Andrews with 70 points.

Sheila Faulkner was nearest the pin on the 12th green and Sharon O’Brien won the longest drive on the 8th fairway.

It’s also great to report that Penny Lyne and Marie Timms have won their first round of the Doris Wilkes-Little competition against Teignmouth 4/3. The match was staged at the delightful Exeter Golf and Country Club, and we wish them continued success in the weeks ahead.

The Morrit Medal was also played in springlike conditions and the theme of good scoring continued. Finishing in first place, and below par, with a great nett score of 68 was Maria Clapp who also managed a ‘2’ on the sixth hole and won the putting competition on the day - a great start to the qualifiers for Maria.

Lady captain Susan Hackett came second with very reasonable score of 71.

Let’s hope the milder and drier conditions continue for a while to allow us all a better chance to reduce our handicaps.

The Sidmouth Jewellers sponsored Friday Stableford saw Bernie Millward beating Martyn Cross on countback, both having scored a creditable 43 points. Jonathan Lee took third with 38.

On Monday, in the Upper Crust stableford, the Division 1 winner with an impressive 44 points, playing off plus 1, was Lewis White. Marc Jenkins beat Terry Jones on countback with 37 apiece. In Division 2, Colin Mitchell won with 36 from David Atkinson and Bob Cook, both on 33 points.

The signs are looking good for a great summer of golf at the Sidmouth course.