Rest of the World see off East Devonians at Sidmouth

Sidmouth club captain Ray Gunston cannot keep the smile of his face as he is presented with the JH T

Sidmouth club captain Ray Gunston cannot keep the smile of his face as he is presented with the JH Taylor putter after leading his side to victory in the annual match. Handing the JH Taylor putter over is club vice captain Richard Powell - Credit: Archant

The JH Taylor Putter was the prize as the Sidmouth Golf Club East Devonians competed against the Rest of the World (otherwise known as a fixture that sees ‘The in-breds versus The ex pats), writes John Barnard.

This meeting is always good fun and it also marks a period in the year – March – that leaves the playing season quickly approaching!

The East Devonians were led by club vice-captain Richard Powell while the Rest of the World team were led by club captain Ray Gunston.

They played in the first match and the East Devonians were no match for Trevor Kerridge’s steady play and Ray making the most of his shots.

However, the second match saw Steve Milton and Keith Milton record a win over John Barnard and Chris Grubb. The next four matches were all close, East Devonians won two and ROW the same.


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Then, the ROW took control winning the next three matches to take an unassailable 7-4 lead. Some pride was restored to the in-breds as they won the last two matches. Captain Ray Gunston was delighted to record the first win of his captaincy.

It was an excellent day although there was some discussion revolving around the heritage of some so called East Devonians!

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