Double golfing success for the Sidmouth seniors
- Credit: Sidmouth Golf Club
It has been a fine start to the golfing season for Sidmouth seniors, as they completed an impressive double over Teign Valley and Honiton.
Going into the second leg at home to Teign Valley, Sidmouth held a 3.5 to 2.5 lead, and captain Brian Rice made a slow start with his partner Bernie Millward, falling two behind in the first couple of holes.
The Sidmouth pairing did battle back to all square but eventually lost an intriguing match one down on the 18th.
Another tight affair saw Charles Brown manage a par on the final hole to win 1 up with partner Chris Grubb for Sidmouth.
Phil Spencer and David Bromage achieved an excellent 3 and 1 victory, while John White and Ray Gunston won 4 and 3, and there was a draw between Steve Nunn/Roger Bawden and Richard Bays/Colin Cake.
Hugh Dorliac and Colin Paddon got off to a flying start in the final match to reach the turn 5 up, eventually securing a 6 and 5 victory for an overall Sidmouth victory of 8-4.
The seniors next travelled to Honiton for a return leg and captain Phil Spencer paired with Hugh Dorliac to win 3 and 2, while Mike Davis and Steve Nunn won 3 and 1.
The final pairing of Vice-Captain, John White and Paul Blay demonstrated true Sidmouth spirit to win their final two holes and secure a valuable half-point for an overall Sidmouth victory of 8-4 over the two legs.
The Friday Sidmouth Jewellers Stableford was won by a perhaps modest 39 points which belies the fact that Jonathan Lee - this year's Club Captain - shot eleven pars, one birdie and an eagle to secure top spot.
The rigours of captaincy are not yet showing in his game at least!
The delayed Streatham Trophy final took place in the rain and David Cowler and Ken Mylne, early contenders in the competition sealed the trophy with an excellent 46 points, which added to their previous 43 provided the winning overall score of 89.
In the Upper Crust Bakery Monday Stableford 'veteran' Terry Jones posting a solid 42 points took top spot.