Spring Bank Holiday sunshine for the Sidmouth golfers

Some winter play at Sidmouth Golf Club

Some winter play at Sidmouth Golf Club - Credit: Sidmouth Golf Club

The Sidmouth Jewellers Stableford started a bank holiday weekend of excellent weather and some scorching scores to go with it.  
Steve Harper-Smith came in with a fantastic 44 points to win the competition and to bring his handicap down to 26, whilst Dave Richards on 40 with Tim Chapman 39, took the minor places in a decent sized field.  
On the Bank Holiday Monday, in temperatures reaching 22 degrees, Adam Lloyd and Stevie Channing kept their cool and brought in another brace of 44 points with Adam winning on countback to take top spot and lose another chunk off his handicap.  
Saju Patidar took third with a solid 40, ahead of a number of players posting great scores in a field of 87 happy, red-faced competitors. 
The Sidmouth Emerton Court team welcomed Saunton to their course for the home leg of their latest knockout match.  
Team Captain John Barnard, anticipating a tight match, witnessed Trevor Kerridge and Dave Hoare snatch a half on the last hole. Bob Johnston and Lester Willmington fared better with the first of several strong performances from the Sidmouth team, winning 4 and 3.  
Hugh Dorliac with Brian Rice held off their opponents to finish 2 and 1 winners, and with Mike Davis and Pat McCormack, and Brian Leach and partner Colin Macklin both winning comfortably, Sidmouth have a 4.5 to a half advantage to take to Saunton next week. 
Unfortunately, in contrast to the delightful Bank Holiday, the weather wasn’t kind to the ladies for the Centenary trophy, a par bogey competition, played on June 2. 
Heavy showers came through during the late morning and early afternoon, but the weather could not dampen the enthusiasm and quality of golf on display. 
Mo Borer, who returned to the clubhouse with a great score of 4, followed by Maria Clapp, Chris Cave and Ros Eaton who all scored zero. 
Well done ladies and hope you didn’t take too long to dry out after the match! 

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