Fine win for the Sidmouth Seniors at Teign Valley

Beautiful scenery at Teign Valley GC

Beautiful scenery at Teign Valley GC - Credit: Teign Valley GC

Sidmouth Seniors’ third fixture of the season was at Teign Valley, and resulted in a notable away win by 3 ½ matches to 2 ½ on the edge of Dartmoor. 
The lead-off game involving John White and Len Wright was a very tight affair with Sidmouth 1 up at the turn, but Teign were 2 up at the 15th.  However, a combination of Len’s long straight driving and John’s eccentric but effective putting enabled Sidmouth to halve the match. 
Bernie Millward made his Seniors’ debut partnering Phil Spencer, and the pair swept to a win by 6 & 4. Chris Grubb and Charles Brown were 1 up after 9 holes and eventually stretched their lead to come home by 2 & 1. 
Hugh Dorliac and Roger Bawden were involved in a tight contest eventually losing 3 & 2; whilst Brian Rice and Colin Paddon went down to a rather younger Teign pairing by 6 & 5. 
The overall result depended on the final 4 ball and it was Sidmouth’s David Bromage and Vernon Ruffle who romped home by 6 & 4.   
Scores in the recent club competitions at Sidmouth Golf Club continue to be of an excellent quality. In the Sidmouth Jewellers Stableford, a score of 40 points by David Burgess claimed top spot for him. Mike Temple took second on countback from David Bater who both recorded 38. 
The Easterbrook Eaton sponsored monthly medal saw more solid scoring in both handicap divisions. In Div 1, Anthony Griffiths made a net three under par score of 63 to win his medal. Duncan Taylor with 64 and David Burgess also with 64 took the minor places. In Div 2, 80 year old Nigel Sharp also recorded a net 63 for his first place and medal, whilst Lee Barber took second on 65 ahead of Colin Macklin on 66. 
The Upper Crust Bakery Monday Stableford saw a resurging Dave Richards posting a fantastic 43 points to win the top prize as well as a new lower handicap. In second spot on countback was Tom Butler, with Bernard Ireson in third both having scored a very respectable 40 points apiece. 

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