Sidmouth B team lift the Ken Titherington Trophy

Sidmouth Golf Club B team captain Colin Macklin receiving the Ken Titherington Trophy from club capt

Sidmouth Golf Club B team captain Colin Macklin receiving the Ken Titherington Trophy from club captain John Barnard, with Bob Webber, Emerton Court Captain - Credit: Archant

It was the second leg of the Ken Titherington Trophy that was the main feature of golf on Saturday at Sidmouth, writes John Barnard.

The trophy is name after Ken, lost to family and friends at far too young an age. He was a keen golfer and played many B team games.

The trophy is played between the B team and the Emerton Court team twice per annum, Spring and Autumn. The Emerton Court team were leading by a point in the first leg so all to play for.

Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t kind and all morning, it looked like the match might have to be called off but the two Captain’s, Bob Webber for the Emerton Court and Colin Macklin for the B team met early and decided to go for a delayed start and only play the inner nine holes.

They led off at 1pm, Bob playing with Dave Hoare and Colin playing with Steve Milton. 90 minutes later they were back in, the B team having won two-and-one.

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The leader board in the clubhouse showed how close most of the matches were and with six matches in, the Emerton Court were leading by one but the B team won the next two matches and a half in the penultimate match meant the B team couldn’t be beaten.

Although the Emerton Court won the last match, they lost on the day and that meant that over the two matches, the scores were all square, for the first time in nineteen years!

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However, this meant the B team retained the trophy and remarkably, the Emerton Court team could not break their record of never having won the trophy in it’s 19-year history. Maybe next year!

It’s been a great year for the B team and captain Colin acknowledged the support he had received from the B tem sponsors, Acanthus Ltd and East Devon Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic which had made a huge .

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