Sidmouth edged out in Winter League title bid

Sidmouth captain Dave Bruce with Axe Cliff captain Dave Bruce at the conclusion of the 2017/18 Winte

Sidmouth captain Dave Bruce with Axe Cliff captain Dave Bruce at the conclusion of the 2017/18 Winter League campaign - Credit: Archant

The annual Jurassic Coast Winter League, played between senior teams from Sidmouth, Axe Cliff and Lyme Regis golf clubs, was decided this week, writes Hugh Dorliac.

The final meeting of the competition was held at Axe Cliff, where conditions were bright, but wintery!

Going into the meeting, Lyme Regis held a 15-point lead at the top with Sidmouth sitting in second place.

It all meant plenty of work to be done by both Sidmouth and the home side to wrestle the initiative from Lyme!

Once the golf was completed, all involved enjoyed a delightful meal that was followed by the announcing of the results.


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Despite a great exhortation to his troops by Axe Cliff’s captain, Dave Bruce, to prevail on their own course, they fell 19 points short of victory.

Sidmouth did beat Lyme by 16 points on the day, but were sadly pipped by just one point by Bob Sheppard and his team from Lyme, who took the title. The final scores were: 1, Lyme Regis 691; 2, Sidmouth 690; 3 Axe Cliff 672.

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