Sidmouth Digger Cup triumph for Terry Jones

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On Saturday, the competition at Sidmouth Golf Club was the Digger Cup, writes John Barnard.

This format is only played once per year. If a player plays to his handicap on a hole, he scores a zero, if he is one shot or more worse, he records a minus and one shot or more better, a plus.

It means a couple of nightmare holes does no damage, but equally, if it’s a shot hole there is no point chasing a birdie as it will only count the same as a par.

Terry Jones has been a steady player over a number of years, but recently, has suffered some injuries and not been able to play much.

Happily, now restored to full fitness, he won on Saturday with a plus six score.


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Not doing too much in the earlier holes although keeping better than his handicap, in the last seven holes he managed four birdies and five pluses with only one minus, going round the course in level gross 66 off the white tees, a great effort off his handicap of six.

Terry’s son Harrison usually plays with Mark Pavey and these two managed to clean up second and third spots as well.

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Ten pars off his handicap of 15 kept Mark’s scorecard ticking over while Harrison managed three birdies but was a little less consistent which cost him a place. It did keep him third on countback though, just ahead of Will Hastie.

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