Sidmouth seniors end season with narrow loss at Teignmouth


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Despite thick mist over the Teignmouth course, it eventually lifted to allow the Sidmouth seniors to contest a match, the last of the season, writes Chris Grubb.

Seniors captain Hugh Dorliac and club captain Ray Gunston were first out and soon found that home knowledge was vital in playing the slick greens and quickly fell behind the local pair, who putted themselves into an early lead, winning four of the first five holes.

They eventually fought back, but ran out of holes towards the end eventually losing by five holes.

Tony Stoyle and Bruce Harcourt won their match by a similar margin thus bringing the match back to all square.

Malcolm Cauldwell and Colin Padden were unlucky to lose their match finally being beaten on the last hole despite Colin’s valiant putting and much talking to the ball!

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The next pair out Chris Timms and Nigel Sharp were soundly beaten by an in form Teignmouth pair. Brian Cole and Colin Mitchell fared little better against their opponents, also losing heavily, but a consolation win by Glyn Hewitt and Bob Winstone in the final match meant Sidmouth went down 4-2 on the day, but the home win earlier in the season by a similar score meant an overall tie of 6-6, which was probably a fair result.

The new golf season which starts in April seems a long way off now and Sidmouth golfers are getting ready for playing their winter golf programme, with all the vagaries of the British weather we are subjected to, but overall we have had a very happy and enjoyable summer season.

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