Sidmouth golfers prove too strong for Boringdon Park

Dartmoor League team v Boringdon

Dartmoor League team v Boringdon - Credit: Sidmouth GC

Sidmouth played their latest Dartmoor League home fixture against Boringdon Park on Sunday.  

First out were captain Steve Milton with playing partner Graham Davies in a tight tussle where neither team were more than one up throughout the match. A long putt was holed on the 18th green to secure a fitting half to the match.  

The next two matches resulted in convincing victories for Anthony Griffiths/Arron Taylor and Terry Jones/Neil Faulkner to maintain their unbeaten run into their second season playing together in the Dartmoor League.   

Another close match followed, with Harrison Jones/Moray Bosence needing Harrison to sink a great birdie putt on 18, again to draw the match. Last pair out making their debuts in the Dartmoor League this season were Sandy Hughes and Ben Hodgson, who showed no mercy in beating their opponents 6/5.  

Overall match result was Sidmouth 4 Boringdon Park 1 which puts Sidmouth second in the table to Exeter. Next match is the local derby at home against Honiton in two weeks.  

Last Monday saw the latest running of the Upper Crust Stableford and the seniors monthly team competition.  

The winners of the stableford were John Dunn with an excellent 43, followed by Andrew Lewis and Nick Gingell. The winning team for the Yellow Ball competition were Mark Laird, Bob Winstone and Ken Price with 118 points. In second place came Hugh Dorliac, John White and Bruce Harcourt, and Lester Willmington, Bob Reynolds and Bob Cook took third. 

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In the Sidmouth Jewellers Stableford, a new name to the leaderboard, Mark McGoogan won with 43 points ahead of Martyn Cross and Graham Bess. 

The club captains, Alan Billinghurst and Marion Andrews, organised a Jubilee competition with teams of four. Double points could be scored on the 4th, 8th and 17th, so high scores were forecast.  

Winning with an excellent 144 points were Adrian Baldwin, Stevie Channing, Mark Bathard and Marc Jenkins. Second place went to Wilf Hudson, Mick Crane, Jim Edwards and Paul Charlton with 138, just beating Aaron Taylor, Ben Gibbs, Dan Colson and Jamie Souttar into third on countback. Lewis White and Neil Holland won the nearest the pin prizes.