Sidmouth seniors suffer heavy defeat at Taunton and Pickeridge
PUBLISHED: 07:29 29 May 2015 | UPDATED: 07:29 29 May 2015
On the most pleasant spring day so far this season, during warm sunshine and clear skies, the Sidmouth seniors visited Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club, writes Chris Grubb.
Sadly, the Sidmouth team could not convert their enthusiasm to get out and enjoy the situation against a very strong Taunton team, fielding some very good low handicappers.
The only pairing to emerge with any credit were Tony Stoyle and Paul Blay who returned to the clubhouse with a match halved after being four down in the earlier stages.
The pairings of David Bromage and Les Pratt and Brian Cole and Barry Jones both lost two-and-one, having had opportunities to challenge their opponents closely.
‘H’ Thompson and Roger Freer lost to an in-form low handicapper in Thompsons first match for the seniors and there were also defeats for Ken Rothwell and John Sanders and David Roberts playing with Roger Bawden but David being compensated by winning nearest the pin for Sidmouth..
However Roberts did gain some compensation as he won the nearest the pin for Sidmouth.
As for the match, that was lost five-and-half to a half.