Sidmouth Golf Club President’s Day success for trio


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On Saturday, club president Roger Bawden held his first president’s Day, writes John Barnard.

Presidents are elected for up to a three year term and one of the privileges is to host a competition.

Roger opted for a three man team format with one score to count on the first hole, two on the second, three scores on the third and then back to one score on the fourth etc. It is an interesting format; one that keeps all the players ‘on their toes’ throughout the round.

It was another gorgeous summer day so although the ball is flying and running a long way, the greens are becoming fast and treacherous. The early players all struggled and it became clear that this would not be a high scoring day, aim for regulation scores on each hole and anything else was a bonus.

Level two’s meant 72 points and it took a while before anyone managed even this total.

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However, there are always some steady players to take advantage of the conditions and the regular partnership of Kevin Legg, Roy Turner and Eric McMath won with a score of 78 points, but only on countback from Club Captain Ray Gunston, Colin Mitchell and John Hind.

Kevin, Roy and Eric scored 40 points on the back nine while Captain Ray’s team could only manage 39. In third place were David Stone, Les Pratt and Chris Grubb with 75 points and Trevor Kerridge, Bob Welsman and Colin Macklin were fourth with 73.

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In the ladies category, Andrea Milton, Ros Eaton and Anne Blackler scored an excellent 76 points while Sheila Faulkner, Mo Kendall and Chris Cave scored 73.

Roger had decided teams could only win one prize so the prize for best score on the seven par three’s went to Steve Milton, Dave Hoare and Keith Newton. Mark Thomas was nearest the pin on the twelfth.

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