Glamour on the course at Sidmouth

Twenty three glamorous grandmothers and step-grandmothers took to the course last Friday.

Twenty three glamorous grandmothers and step-grandmothers took to the course last Friday when the weather was again extremely hot and the course playing well.

Unusually, when good scores are in, there were no 2s so it was decided to allocate the 2s money to the lady captain's charity and this fund currently stands at �373.70.

Played as a Stableford, the most difficult hole was the seventh, recording an average of 2.74 per cent over par, with the fourth proving to be the easiest hole. This is reflected in the par standing for these holes.

Gill Paddon continued her good run of form, scoring 35 points and Jill Jeffrey was runner-up with 32 points.

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Wednesday was the President's Cup par competition - reverting back to being played by the ladies on a Wednesday and not, this year, in conjunction with the men, who will play their contest on Saturday.

There were 34 entries, so another good field, but played under very humid conditions; in fact, there were thoughts by one or two that the ladies were in for a thunderstorm! Maybe the humidity accounted for some missed putts, as a few of the greens seemed a bit woolly.

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Dee Bridgewater clearly didn't have problems with the course as she came in on level par to win the trophy, with Penny Ashby claiming the runner-up spot with -2 on count back, from 4 other players. There were no 2s.

The club president, Chris Timms, and his wife presented beautiful engraved crystal bowls to the winners.

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