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Sidmouth Golf Club ladies compete for Gertie Skinner Cup On a sunny autumn day, the Sidmouth ladies played the final event of the summer season, the Gertie Skinner Cup, writes Angela Coles. This is one of the most prestigious events of the year as it is contested by an elite field consisting of medal and division winners from the year. The cup was presented to the ladies section in 1972 by the wife of the then-president, Arthur Skinner. The winner of the Gertie Skinner Cup with a net 71 was Mo Borer and the runner-up with a net 72 was…

The weather was a bit kinder last week which brought some busy activity at Axe Cliff Golf Club, writes Dave Bruce. The Tuesday Roll-Up boys enjoyed themselves, with John Purdy taking the spoils with a fine 37 points just beating Tony Strong’s 36. Tony did finish with a brilliant two on the difficult 18th, which takes some doing. Geoff Hughes and I did play in the afternoon amongst the showers and sunshine, but as we were not in the Roll Up, I won’t tell you our scores. However, we did have a fantastic lunch in the clubhouse with my lovely wife…

The poor weather and the ongoing situation with Covid-19 has restricted action at Honiton Golf Club over the past week, writes Ann Desmoulins. However, the ladies are still playing as many of their cup competitions as they can fit into the remaining part of the season. On Wednesday, the cup to be played for was the Marker Cup, which is a Medal format played over two rounds. Conditions were better than expected after the vast amount of rain that had fallen the previous weekend, but posting a low score was proving difficult due to the dampness both in the air…

Sidmouth Golf Club news: Golf in the rain is not everybody’s cup of tea, writes Hugh Dorliac. Yet, despite returning to the clubhouse like drowned rats last Wednesday, David Bromage, Dave Atkinson, and secret weapon Chris Holland, returned an excellent score of 83 points to win the seniors Ball in Bag competition. Colin Mitchell, Keith James and the omnipresent Roy Smith picked up the birdie money for their troubles. David Bater was the best of a mediocre bunch last Friday in the Sidmouth Jewellers stableford, recording just 35 points to win. This was nearly matched by Adrian Baldwin and Charlie…

The Axe Cliff seniors had a very good turnout for our annual Yellow Ball Trophy competition, writes Dave Bruce. It was played in teams of three and the competition was played throughout in near gale force winds which led to a lot of yellow balls being lost far too early in the round. It is a stableford format with the two best holes to count. However, whoever was playing with the yellow ball, his score counts double. To add to the excitement and nerves the yellow ball changes each hole as it must alternate consecutively between all three team members…

Lyme Regis Golf Club ladies played their 36-hole championships in a day with five prizes up for grabs, writes Richard Jackman. And although two names shone out on the day, the overall performances were a good reflection on the strength of the section. The stroke play championship was won by scratch golfer Melissa McMahon who laid a solid, brilliant foundation by scoring one under par on the first 18, which included two consecutive birdies on two par fives. In second place was Jean Jolley with Rosie Jackman taking third spot. Jolley went one better in the handicap competition putting together…

Sidmouth Seniors played for the Veterans Cup last Monday, and, of the 48 taking part, it was relative newcomer to the competitive ranks John Arnott who had his name in lights. His net par round of 66 was enough to take the cup just ahead of John Cowan and Len Wright who both recorded 67, writes Hugh Dorliac. As we cannot have a formal prizegiving night this year,due to Covid-19 restrictions, club captain Lester Wilmington presented John with the cup. The Sidmouth Jewellers Friday Stableford this week was won for the second time in three weeks by George Barber with…

It’s been a busy time of late for Axe Cliff ladies’ captain Barbara Cummings and her vice-captain, Anne Jarvis, writes Dave Bruce. Anne had to decide on what competition would be played and she decided on a four-club fun round – presumably, one had to be a putter, but with the ladies you never know! It proved to be a good choice for Anne as it was she and Helen Kenworthy who won with a fine score of 41 points. Helen is one of the star volunteers helping to keep the course watered and scored a birdie on the difficult…

Members of Exeter Golf and Country Club have raised £12,531 for the neonatal unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. The cash was collected during a year of fund-raising events. The 2018 Golf Captains, Lyndon Bent and Lyne Beevers, decided to fundraise for the neonatal unit after Lyndon and his wife, Debbie, tragically lost their young son over 30 years ago following months of neonatal care in Exeter. Unlike many high profile charities this is a little known cause, but it was amazing how many people had been touched in some way by their work directly or…

Honiton Golf Club Seniors’ Section is staging its Texas Scamble Open on Friday, July 5. The contest open to players aged 60 or over on the day of the competition. The competition rules state those taking part must have a maximum handicap of 28 , less 10 per cent combined. Closing date for entries is June 14. Last month, the Middlehills club staged its Seniors’ Pairs Better Ball Stableford Competition. The next Seniors’ competition will be staged in September and is for the Henry Young Salver. The club currently has a catering opportunity. Further information about Honiton Golf Club is…