Luke Sheppard’s adrenalin fuelled round wins
The fifth monthly medal of the season at Sidmouth Golf Club was sponsored by Molyneux Financial Planning and Sidmouth GC would like to offer thanks to Denese Molyneux for her support to the event, writes John Rockey.
The winner of the medal was Luke Sheppard who dropped only one shot in his round with a gross 67 (nett 59) to destroy the field and win by three shots.
Sheppard’s victory was all the more remarkable as he was anticipating a phone call all the way around the course to inform him that an imminent addition to his family was about to arrive.
However, no call came and the only expectation to arrive for Luke was a reduction in his handicap from eight to six.
Second with a level par gross 66 was John Jones, now down to a three handicap, whose nett 62 would normally be good enough to win, but Jones knew that his effort would not be successful as he partnered Sheppard around the course and was obviously a calming influence, having recently become a father himself.
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In third place with another good score was John Dunn with a nett 64 and as a result also reduced his handicap to five.
In Division Two, Moray Bosence maintained his recent good form with a nett 66 to just edge Ron Davies into second place on a countback, with John Barnard third with a nett 67.
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Division 3 saw Simon Emerson come in with a nett 62 and with it a reduction to his handicap to 20, second was Craig Melluish with a nett 65 and third was David Roberts with a nett 67.
For the second week in succession Craig Melluish won the Friday League competition at Sidmouth Golf Club, writes John Rockey.
Carding a good 39 points Melluish just managed to edge out regular Friday League performer George Barber on a countback with both players getting their handicaps reduced, Melluish to 20 and Barber to 12. #
Mark Lavers again got into the prizes with 35 points, just edging Paul Shoobridge into fourth place on another countback.
In the overall chase for the Friday League title, there are five players all within a point, with Chris Roberts, John Jones and Marc Shoobridge all tied on 64 points, with Mark Lavers and George Barber equal on 63 points making up ground on the first three this week.
In the Charles Stanley Monday Stableford at Sidmouth Golf Club, Simon Emerson showed that his Division 3 victory in Saturday’s medal was no fluke when he won the Stableford competition with 41 points, writes John Rockey.
Simon, who is on a bit of a roll at the moment, also managed to get another two shots off his handicap which meant that he has lost four shots this week and now plays off a 16 handicap.
Second with 39 points was Mark Thomas who has been out of the prizes recently, but was going well after the turn, but ran out of steam towards the end of the round and lost his chance of victory.
In third place with 38 points was Duncan Taylor, playing off his two handicap, who played the course in par, which was just good enough to drop Neil Holland, playing off scratch, to fourth place on a countback after his two under par round.