Smith lands Charity Bowl triumph at Sidmouth

The Sidmouth seniors continued their fund raising for the club captain’s Charity when they contested the Charity Bowl, writes Terry Carter.

The stableford produced modest scores on the day, with some of us keeping a low profile in the clubhouse after the competition.

However, the high and low spots included Roy Smith playing off 22 scoring 39 points to win the coveted Trophy, and T Carter taking four putts from 12 feet on the seventeenth.

Smith played and scored consistently well, only failing to score on the par five thirteenth.

The remaining prizes were for different divisions based on handicaps, and Division One (14 and under) winner with 36 points was Peter Harrison.

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Playing off 12, Harrison had 17 points at the turn, and then recorded 19 on the way back despite missing out on the last.

Division Two (15 to 17) was also won with 36 points, this time by Les Pratt playing off 17.

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He has been out of action for some time with a shoulder injury, but after a slow start with only 13 points by the eighth his shoulder must have warmed up.

His three points on the ninth was followed by another 20 points on the back nine to clinch the prize.

Brian Skittrell won Division Three (18 to 19) with 37 points in another consistent round, and Mike Smith took Division Four with only one point short of Roy Smith’s Trophy winning score, so will probably regret his failure to score on the first.

However, his four pointer on the par four sixteenth will have soothed the pain.

The final Division (23 to 28) prize was won with 35 points by the multiple practice swinging Charles Oram, which will still leave him playing off the maximum 28 handicap despite the recommendations.

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