Sidmouth Club Captain’s Texas Scramble won by foursome

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Sunday saw the playing of the Club Captain’s Texas Scramble, writes John Barnard.

Bad weather in January meant the meeting was delayed until a time when the course was in better condition.

There was an almost full start sheet and while it was expected the weather would be OK, in fact it was spectacular with no wind, continuous sun and therefore a perfect spring day to play golf!

Taking full advantage were Steve Channing, Adrian Baldwin, Dan Churchill and Mike Knight.

Their score was 45.2 so 20.8 shots better than club par. With a scramble, 20 per cent of each player’s handicap is deducted before scoring, but these four managed lots of birdies and won quite easily.


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The second placed team scored three shots worse than the winners but it was still a really good effort by seniors captain Hugh Dorliac, Lawrence Hill and the father and son pairing of Vernon and Stuart Ruffle.

A further shot back were Sean Murphy, Steve Punter, Jeremy Holden and Simon Jones.

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In the ladies competition, Sheila Faulkner, Yvonne Anning, Susan Hackett and Sheila Tallon won by almost six clear shots to record an excellent score of 53.8.

The main beneficiary of an excellent day was the Captain’s Charity, an Admiral Nurse For The Sid Valley, undertaken in partnership with The Sid Valley Memory Café and the Sidmouth Herald.

Already fund raising at the club is going well and Sunday was another helpful contribution along the way.

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