Sidmouth Captain’s Day proves a big hit

(left to right) Sean Murphy, captain’s Mum Jill Powell, club captain Richard Powell and Martyn White

(left to right) Sean Murphy, captain’s Mum Jill Powell, club captain Richard Powell and Martyn White - Credit: Archant

It was a glorious Saturday at Sidmouth Golf Club and fortunately, it was the selected day for the Captain’s Day, perhaps the most important date of the year for the 2017 captain, Richard Powell, writes John Barnard.

Early in the morning, he was ‘at his post’ by the temporary green on the 10th with his son and daughter to welcome each golfer with food, drink and much banter and this went on from around 8.30am until 6pm in the evening so a long, tiring, but rewarding day.

He then was back in the clubhouse to present the prizes and to remind everyone that it was in aid of his selected charity, CLIC Sargent, caring for children with cancer.

There was some great golf on the day, none better than the winners Sean Murphy and Martyn White who amassed no less than 48 points to win convincingly from Kym White and Terry Jones who scored 45 points.

In third place were Dave Hoare and Keith Newton with 44 points.

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In the ladies competition, Marie Timms and Sheila Faulkner won with 42 points beating Judy Ritz and Marion Andrews who scored 40 points.

There were numerous other prizes including nearest the pin winners Lee Wenham, Moray Bosence, Will Hastie (how it wasn’t a hole in one we will never know), Sean Murphy (twice!), Chris Lewis and Douglas Jones.

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For the ladies, Sheila Faulkner was nearest the pin on the fourth and Sheila Tallon was nearest on the fourteenth. Lewis White and David Burgess won the scratch prize and on the day, there were 18 two’s.

It was a fabulous day and a packed clubhouse enjoyed the presentation by the captain and his Mum, past ladies’ captain Jill Powell.

The prizes awarded were some great prints of different views of our beautiful golf club which will be enjoyed by the winners for many years to come.

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