Sidmouth golfers are top of the league
- Credit: Sidmouth GC
Sidmouth played their fourth Dartmoor League match at home against Stover on a steamy Sidmouth Golf Course last weekend.
After the customary introductions and an excellent brunch, the match got underway and it turned out to be a terrific performance from the home side, moving Sidmouth top of Division Three.
First out on the course were Steve Milton and George Barber, who produced a fine start to move three ahead after four holes but their opposition soon found their form and the lead was never increased.
The steadfast pair maintained the pressure on the back nine and finished the match as 3&2 winners on the 16th green.
Next out were consistent partners Graham Davies and Harrison Jones, who played some impressive golf to repeat the 3&2 scoreline, and they were followed by Terry Jones and Neil Faulkner, who maintained their unbeaten record this season with a 2&1 victory.
The penultimate pairing of Ben Gibbs and Arron Taylor fought hard to come back from 2 down with Arron holing a tricky three-footer on the 18th to secure a dramatic one up win.
Last out were never beaten (in any season) team stalwarts Moray Bosence and Jim Anderton, who quickly discovered that Stover had an unbeatable pairing as well, and after a series of chip ins and monster putts soon found themselves 3 down, a position they had never experienced before.
However, they persevered and by the 18th tee they were only trailing by one hole. By now, Jim had given his all and had to leave it to his partner to drive the 18th green, all of 300 yards, to leave his ball only 10 feet from the flag. The ensuing birdie won the hole. leaving the match halved, and what a magnificent come back by our invincible pair!
The overall match result was 4.5 to 0.5 to Sidmouth, leaving them top of the Dartmoor League table at the mid-point in the season. Many thanks to our team sponsors Jurassic Building Supplies, HJ Landscaping, and Upper Crust Bakery.