Geddis returns to Stableford form at Sidmouth

THERE WAS A great turn out on Sunday with 16 juniors attending the coaching.

THERE WAS A great turn out on Sunday with 16 juniors attending the coaching. Sidmouth GC is very keen to promote what, in essence, will be the future of the club and this showed even more so this week. As a Junior member of Sidmouth Sunday Tiger group not only is your coaching free, and all-year round golf free, you now receive a free shirt. Pictured here on the first tee are just some of our keen kids proudly displaying their new team colours. We still have limited places left on our Sunday Tigers so, if you are interested, please call me on (01395) 516407.l Martin Geddis was probably the steadiest Stableford player on Mondays during the 2008 season but he started slowly this year. That was all put right this week as a steady 41 collected top prize. James Pickard played another lovely round, spoilt only by a mis-hit chip to the final green, resulting in a bogey 5 and costing him the win. Stuart Coles is having a nice spell of form and he collected the minor prizes with 39.Some other tales of woe to report! Martyn French stormed to the turn in level par for 26 points and added seven more by the 12th green - suffice to say that was the end of it! Dave Cocker will be disappointed to have managed only six points over the last five holes to reach 39.l Rain affected the Michelmores' Medal, 19 players being forced from the course due to a persistent downpour.The results were processed from the 56 cards returned, but the round will not now qualify for the Eclectic or Cock of the Green rankings, these being completed by the addition of the October Medal.Marc Shoobridge announced his return to form with a 68, nett 61, to take the top division and reduce his handicap back to 6. After two years of poor play, it is good to see Shooie producing the scores that his driving and putting make him capable of. Duncan Taylor and James Winchester took the minor places.Spencer Jarrett took the middle division with 63 but can't get his handicap off 11 - it will surely come soon. Regular playing partners Pat McCormack and Dave Sheldrick followed him home.The round of the day belonged to the in-form and fast improving Junior, Jack Hodge, whose 58 took Division 3. These are exciting times for Jack who is appearing on the front and back pages of the local paper. Dave Cocker continues to use his magic five-wood to great effect for second place on 61, with Gary Adam in third with 62. Those who remember the old handicapping system will be traumatised by the minimal handicap adjustments to each of these three! Thanks to Jack's age, Tony Bickel collected the balance of the sweep money.Thanks go to the club solicitors, Michelmores, for their support. SUNDAY TIGERS: Juniors signing up for the Sunday morning scheme now also get a free polo shirt. Pic: contributed.

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