Taylor triumph in Charles Stanley Monday stableford

PUBLISHED: 09:47 15 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:47 15 May 2015

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The Charles Stanley Monday Stableford was won this week by Duncan Taylor on 40 points.

The best young players don’t get to play as often as more ’mature’ members; other important demands on their time no doubt.

Having warmed up the day before playing 36 holes in the Picture Match and recovered from the evening’s festivities, Duncan went out and shot a fantastic round of gross 64, two under the course par.

As he walked off the 13th, he was five under gross and so will be frustrated that three bogies over the next five holes cost him an even better score.

Taylor now plays off one and will be lower if he can keep this standard of play going.

Also benefitting from the previous day’s 36-hole warm-up, John Jones came second with a gross level par round which gave him 39 points.

Those that know John realise his aggressive attitude to golf often resulting in loads of birdies but also a few dropped shots along the way.

Monday’s round was unusual in that he had 14 pars, two birdies and two bogies. A very sound, solid and impressive round, meaning he is now playing off two.

Jones is also now leading the eclectic table on 52, two shots better than David Pepperill

In third place was Chris Roberts who won on countback as there were five players on this score.

Roberts had a back nine of 22 points to win the money but no handicap reduction

l We are now well into the playing season and on Sunday, the B Team visited Teign Valley Golf Club on the edge of Dartmoor, well, some of them did.

The wonders of modern technology are still dependant on some human interaction so when Guy Davis set his sat nav to Teign, it chose to go to Teignmouth Golf Club.

A hurried phone call, a re-arrangement of the team sheet and all was well.

Leading the way was team captain Colin Macklin playing with Bob Welsman who played extremely well to secure an impressive 3 and 2 victory for Sidmouth against Teign Valley’s strongest pair.

Next up was Hugh Dorliac and Bob Skelley who also won, one up.

Don Cooper and Sean Murphy then came in with a 3 and 2 victory of their own which meant Sidmouth could not be beaten.

The long established partnership of Ray Gunston and Colin Mitchell then lost followed by Steve Channing and Brian Leech who had a bit of hammering from the locals.

The final two were Lee Wenham and Guy Davis who put his long travels behind him to secure a great 6 and 5 victory to make the day all worthwhile both for him and the team.

This is turning into an excellent season for the B Team. As yet unbeaten, it will be interesting to see if captain Fulton’s golden touch continues.


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