Sidmouth seniors struck by lightning

PUBLISHED: 16:12 18 October 2014 | UPDATED: 16:12 18 October 2014

Fifty-two Sidmouth Golf Club seniors section members travelled to Launceston for Nigel Sharp’s Captain’s Away Day meeting, writes Chris Grubb.

A lightning experience was had by all with the weather forecast being heavy thundery showers and was true to its prediction.

Launceston is a beautiful course and everyone enjoyed the day apart from the time a bolt of lightning hit the ground close to six of our golfers leaving the ground shaking and the clubhouse losing power.

The remainder of the members played to the end and must be congratulated for their persistence in the face of adversity.

After the game the Sidmouth seniors enjoyed a good meal with prizes being awarded to the winners. The individual prizes for Division One went to Colin Macklin and to Derek Geear for Division Two with the team prize going to the threesome of Colin Macklin, Brian Cole and Chris Rowe. Nigel Sharp also presented an award to Mike Flattley who will be leaving the club in the near future.

An enjoyable day was had by all that attended.


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