Sidmouth Grandfathers’ Cup joy for John Lewis

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In Saturday’s Grandfathers’ Cup, long-standing Sidmouth Golf Club stalwart and great-grandfather, John Lewis,celebrated royal wedding day by winning the annual Grandfathers’ Cup competition for the first time since its inception in 1996 with a score of 37 points, writes Hugh Dorliac.

Bob Reynolds was an early leader with 41 but in the end had to settle for second place.

However, possibly more galling for the man taking third place, John’s son Paul Lewis, could only manage 35 points.

A great family achievement and Paul was full of praise for his dad’s win!

Meanwhile, Sidmouth’s 83-years-young golfer Roy Smith had a great day in the weekly stableford, played last Monday, writes Hugh Dorliac.


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Roy recorded a magnificent 42 points to pick up both the first prize and also a reduction of three points off his handicap. Both were well overdue!

Second was club treasurer Alan Billinghurst, who said this was his best round for 18 months, scoring 41 points and a reduction of one shot.

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He will be playing off 12 next week.

Third place was a relative youngster, Dan Colson, scoring 39 points

Playing in the Friday stableford, last year’s club captain Richard Powell secured first place with a score of 38, pipping serial contenders Mark Thomas and Kevin Legg, who came close with 37 apiece.

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