Feel good factor - the sun

17:16 11 April 2012

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The annual Pro Am Medal is a PGA sponsored event that meant the winner got to progress to a knock out round at Saunton partnered by club professional Adrian Cave, writes Andy Wagner.

The honour was keenly-contested and although vice captain Dave Morgan was in contention, a seven at the last ruined his chances. The overall winner came from Div 1 with Steve Waller shooting a three under par nett 66. Stuart Selway took second with a 68 and Mike Williams was third with a 69. Div 2 was a tight affair with Buzz Harris shading it on count back from Keith Crane with nett 69s whilst Darren England had to be content in third with his nett 70.

●American Foursomes is always a popular format for the Tuesday Mixed Competition hence the large field taking part. This was the first week of the later starting time and, although colder than the previous week, most of the competitors managed to finish their round before the rain set in. In first place with 41pts on c/b were Lesley Oxenham and Max Pipe; second, also 41pts, were Jan Dickinson and Terry Dimond. Third place went to Carole Booth and Bob Barnes with 39pts; fourth with 38pts, were lady captain Jackie Seager and Laurie Tollemache.

● sixty four Seniors played a three-man team event in brilliant sunshine, which for some was the only feel-good factor.With one player scoring on the odd numbered holes and two on the evens, several groups scored well, the best being Brian Hoepelman, John Vessey and the infamous Pete Morgan. Pete has proved that he can win off his reduced winter handicap, but now that he has regained two shots for the summer he is the man to beat. They scored 66 points, edging out the captain's team of John Discombe, Mike Stroud and John Kerr by one point. John Lamb, Bill Nicholls and Dave Morgan came in with 60 points, just beating Stan Squire, Ron Jones and Keith Crane on countback

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Sidmouth Bowls Club Captains Day and the men's captain and vice-captain shake hands in front of the players before the action got underway.

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Thu, 20:49
Ottery St Mary, the 2015 Tolchards Devon League C Division East champions.
Back row: (left to right); Joe Birch, Will Harrison, Rob Johns, Dan Flower, Rob Crabb
Front row: (left to right); Pete Gascoigne (scorer), Billy Rudolph, Ollie Reed, Lewis Townsend (capt), Sam Lynch, Billy Reed, Zac Johns, Elliott Jeffery (Bovis Homes).

Despite their local derby with Feniton being truncated by a spectacular thunderstorm, a fine bowling display last weekend saw Ottery St Mary 1st XI claim the necessary points to clinch the Tolchard’s Devon League C Division (East) title and thus secure promotion to the third tier of Devon cricket for the first time in their history, writes Ian Townsend.

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The Sidmouth rugby senior squad had a second warm-up match against Honiton in preparation for the coming league season and once again showed their ability to play a fast, mobile game with a fine display of running rugby and finishing to score twelve unanswered tries in a 70-0 win, writes Terry O’Brien.

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Thu, 20:44
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The men’s Over 60s team enhanced their chances of a top three finish in their County League Division with two excellent wins, writes David Harris.

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Thu, 20:44
Rugby

The rugby club are planning to build on the successful introduction of girls rugby last season, writes Terry O’Brien.

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Thu, 20:40
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Once again the Sidmouth B-level advanced tournament was very popular and highly successful with players attending the oversubscribed event from various parts of the UK, writes David Temple.

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Thu, 10:49
Ollie Caute completes the Weymouth Bustinskins Open Water Sprint

The N1 Tri Club enjoyed some terrific success last week, writes Dennis Elliott.

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Tue, 22:15
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Seaton bowlers were beaten when they visited Broadclyst for a triples match, writes Maria Johnson.

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Tue, 22:15
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Lyme One’s winning run came to an end last week, going down 8-2 at Sherborne in the final league game of the season, writes Terry Moffitt.

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Tue, 22:15

After several days of dismal weather in East Devon, bright sunshine awaited the five AVR’s as they arrived at Budleigh Salterton for the scenic, multi-terrain 2105 Jurassic Coast 10k race, writes Dave Mutter.

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