Pepperell, Thomas and Lee triumph in ‘unusual competition’

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Sidmouth Golf Club tried an unusual competition this week, a bit of light relief from qualifiers, writes John Barnard.

A three-person, team event, but each player was only allowed three clubs and a putter, as opposed to the usual rules of a maximum of 14 clubs.

What to take, driver, six iron and wedge? Or maybe a three wood, eight iron and sand wedge.

One score to count, except for the 18th when all three players had to score, plus a power hole!

Twenty teams took part in what was a fun day. Pride of place went to the low handicap team of David Pepperell, Mark Thomas and Jonathan Lee.

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All three winning teams scored 50 points, but countback decided the places.

The wily veteran team of Trevor Kerridge, Bob Welsman and Colin Macklin just came up short in second place, cursing the occasional putt that slipped by.

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In third place were Nigel Sharp, Ray Gunston and Colin Mitchell.

In the ladies competition, Judy Renken, Anne Willoughby and Liz Chance took the honours scoring 48 points.

Second were the Couldwells playing with Sheila Tallon.

A good day was had by all and encouragement for the competitions committee to try a few more of the less likely golf competition formats.

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