Flying Fish – David lands Sidmouth Aylmer Cup triumph
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The Aylmer Cup was the prize at Sidmouth Golf Club, honouring a famous past member from the early days of the club, writes John Barnard. It is a medal, played off the white tees and winning was David Fish, a regular name in the prizes this year.
It is a medal, played off the white tees and winning was David Fish, a regular name in the prizes this year.
Now enjoying retirement, David has returned to the game last played as a teenager.
Lots of practice and good scoring has seen him return to a handicap more reflective of his ability, as his nett 60 (seven better than standard scratch) not only led to a handicap reduction, but also ensured an exceptional reduction of one shot so he is now playing off eight.
A great front nine including a birdie on the first and an eagle on the ninth was then followed by steady play on the back nine to seal a convincing victory by four shots.
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It was a good weekend for Pat McCormack following his Friday appearance in the prizes. A nett 64 with a better back nine than Bob Webber earnt him second place.
Pat didn’t have the best front nine, but a steadier back nine, which included birdies on holes 13 and 17, got the second place.
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Bob Webber had a steady with six pars, but a couple of double bogies just held him back. Merv Anthony was fourth with a nett 65.
There were ten birdies, each earning £4.70, well worth the entry!