Sidmouth seniors’ Open success for Oake Manor duo

Sidmouth Open Winners (visitors’) Colin and Andrew Brown of Oake Manor Golf Club being presented wit

Sidmouth Open Winners (visitors’) Colin and Andrew Brown of Oake Manor Golf Club being presented with the silver salver from Sidmouth seniors captain Hugh Dorliac - Credit: Archant

A field of 124 golfers, which included 66 visitors from as far away as Wareham, Minchinhampton and Finchley, London, took part in the Sidmouth Seniors Open.

The weather was dry and sunny although a sharp northerly wind kept everyone wrapped up. The course was in excellent condition with many positive comments coming from the visitors.

Twins Colin and Andrew Brown from the Oake Manor club in Taunton won the competition.

Mike Anderson and Jeremy Dewhurst won the category for home players.

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Visitors – 1 - Colin and Andrew Brown 43 points (Oake Manor); 2 - Tim Smith and Terry Coleridge 42 points (Woodbury); 3- Ken Todd and Ian Birch 41 points (Woodbury); 4 - Peter Gedge and E Hennessy 40 points (Oake Manor).

Home Players – 1 - Mike Anderson and Jeremy Dewhurst with 42 points; 2 - Club captain Ray Gunston and Bob Johnston with 41 points (on c/b); 3 _ Paul Murphy and David Ash also with 41 points (on c/b); 4 _ Merv Anthony and Colin Macklin also with 41 points (on c/b)

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The nearest-the-pin prizes went to (visitors) - Jim Sinclair (Weymouth) on the 5th; Ron Berry (Crediton) on the 12th and Malc Stoneham (Wareham) on the 15th. Home – Trevor Kerridge on the 4th; John Barnard on the 14th.

Thanks go to sponsors the Riviera Hotel, Winstone’s bookshop and the Bowd Inn for their generosity in sponsoring the home players’ nearest-the-pin prizes.

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