Sidmouth Golf Club Seniors held their annual Open competition with players from as far away as Pembroke, Bristol and Portsmouth joining more local golfers to compete for the winner's trophy.

The winning visiting pair from Wrangaton were Mick Hotchkiss and Russell Young who scored 40 points and won £100 of vouchers and the Visitors Salver. Tony Davies and Andy Turner from Rowlands Castle and Portsmouth came second with 39. 

Winning home team for the Open Trophy were Paul Renken and David Millen, with 41 points. Nigel Sharp and John Cowan took second on countback from Peter McGeer and David Cowler, both having posted 39 apiece.

The Sidmouth Jewellers Friday Stableford was won by Russell Bess, scoring 39 from David Bater, 39 and Steve Nunn 38.

The annual running of the John Griffiths Memorial Trophy saw Nick Gingell, Tom Butler and Lewis Perry win with a 9 under par 57. Second with 58 were Howard Cushing, Paddy Tallon and Brian Leach, leaving Moray Bosence, Chris Lewis and Sandy Hughes in third on countback.

The Upper Crust stableford on Monday saw some excellent scoring from the Willmington family with dad Lester winning Division 1 with 42 points from Lewis Perry, 41 and Graham Davies, 40. Daughter Evie came second in Division 2 on 38, just behind winner Mike Watson, 40 and ahead of Joe Norris in third.

A County Prize Stableford competition was played by a good field of ladies and in first place was vice captain Heather Cowan with a great score of 38 points, followed by Sheila Tallon (37) and Mandy Furniss (35).

The County Prize finals were played at Libbaton and Sidmouth were represented by Maria Clapp and Marie Timms. Maria achieved a very respectable 8th position out of 29 players in Division 1 (and 18th out of 55 overall.) Marie Timms played in Division 2 and came 15th.

The Sheelah Creasy team played their first match at home against Teignmouth and all three matches were won by Sidmouth.

Sidmouth Golf Club will be hosting a coffee morning in aid of Devon Air Ambulance on Wednesday, 10 May from 10am – 12.30pm. The cost of coffee and cake will be £5 per head and all proceeds will go to the charity. There will also be a raffle and a book stall and homemade cakes and biscuits available to buy on the day.