Lady Captain’s Day at Sidmouth Golf Club was held over two days this year due to poor weather conditions but a very enjoyable afternoon tea was had by the ladies and the actual golf competition was played on a lovely warm day.

This was played as a 1, 2, 3 competition, where one score was counted on the first hole then two scores and three scores on the third hole, writes Vanessa Ireson.

Coming first with a great score of 74 were Mo Borer, Gill Paddon and Sheila Tallon. Second place went to Maria Clapp, Mo Kendall and Catherine Walden scoring 70 points, and in third position with a very respectable 69 points were Penny Lyne, Gill Johnson and Gill Walker.

Nearest the pin on the 4th hole was won by Alison Godwin and Shelia Faulkner won the longest drive on 10th fairway. Grateful thanks to Captain Susan Hackett for her generous gifts on the day and refreshments on the course.

Sheila Faulkner and Marie Timms have managed to secure a place in the semi-finals of the DCVLGA inter- club knockout competition after a win against Exeter - we wish them the very best playing against Stover at Downes Crediton.

Sheila has continued her success by again being the Ladies club champion after the scratch handicap competition this year narrowly beating Maria Clapp. Liz Chance won the handicap competition.

The Rosalie Warren trophy was played with all entry fees being donated to MacMillan Cancer Support. A good field of ladies played in very warm and humid conditions, which obviously suited Gill Johnson, who scored a great 41 Stableford points!

Coming second was Angela Coles with 38 points and Andrea Milton came in third place with 36 points. Anne Blackler hit the only ‘2’ of the day on 11th.

Sidmouth Seniors hosted Cricket St. Thomas during the Folk Festival week and Captain Brian Rice and his partner, Adrian White, got off to a flying start, winning the first three holes, writes Hugh Dorliac.

They were pegged back to all square at the turn but managed to win the next three holes to go 3 up, They maintained this lead to win on the 16th.

Phil Spencer and Steve Horn halved their match, while the third pair of John White and Chris Grubb also ended up with a half.

Mike Davis and Roger Bawden had another close match, winning 2 and 1. Hugh Dorliac and James Scrimshaw’s match went down to the 18th, which they needed to win to halve the match. Despite an excellent putt from Hugh, the hole was halved meaning they lost the match 1 down.

The final pair of Colin Paddon and David Hall had a much more straightforward match, winning 3 and 2. This gave Sidmouth a 4-2 victory on the day. They take this forward to the return match in October.

The Sidmouth Jewellers sponsored Friday Stableford was won by returning golfer Richard Trim with a solid 41 points from Ben Gibbs 40 and Simon Moore on 39.

The Northcott Classic Betterball on Saturday, kindly sponsored by Northcott Brothers, Independent Family Funeral Directors, had low handicappers John Dunn and James Pickard winning the Cup with a hefty 49 points. Arron Taylor and Dan Colson took second, with Andy Thompson and Tim Chapman third.

On Sunday the B Team hosted Dawlish Warren in the return match, but still hurting from the 6-0 beating down on the coast. Captain Hugh Dorliac with past captain Colin Macklin won the last two holes for a half.

Steve Channing and Dave Richards came up against a pairing that could do no wrong, but the remaining pairs won to grind out a 4.5 to 1.5 win on the day, not enough to alter the overall result, but a good home win on an enjoyable day.

Finally, in the Upper Crust Bakery Monday Stableford, Terry Jones won Division 1 and Charlie Williams Division 2.

Sidmouth Herald: Third prize winners (L to R) Gill Walker, Gill Johnson and Penny Lyne with Susan Hackett Lady

Sidmouth Herald: Sheila Faulkner winner of the longest drive with Susan Hackett Lady Captain

Sidmouth Herald: Alison Godwin winner of nearest the pin on 4th with Susan Hackett Lady Captain

Sidmouth Herald: Second prize winners ( L to R) Catherine Walden, Mo Kendall and Maria Clapp with Lady Captain Susan