Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Axe Cliff seniors travelled to Wheathill where they claimed their second away win of the year, bagging a three-and-a-half to two-and-a-half victory, writes Janet Dack.
The victorious pairs for Axe Cliff were Peter Knighting and John Mant, Tony Strong and Malcolm Glass and also Chris Walker and Peter King.
The half point was won by Rob Heard and Bill Polley.
The team were most grateful to Peter King, a Wheathill senior, who ‘filled in’ for the unwell Jack Bannister – all at Axe Cliff wish the latter a speedy recovery and thank the home player for his contribution in beating his own team!)
Meanwhile, back at Axe Cliff, the Veterans’ Cup, a summer handicap knock-out event was won this year by Peter Rollason (15), beating Chris Jowett (16) in the final by three-and-one.
Although Jowett built up an early lead, Rollason came back to win with some fine driving and sound putting. Back in April at Axe Cliff, a stableford competition in aid of Cancer Research determined who would represent the club in August in the Regional Finals at Padbrook Park, Cullompton, one of 10 venues staging this event through-out the country.
Thirty-six members took part and the winner on the day Roger Hill (18) was unable to play on the selected day, Augusts 12.
The runner-up from April, Tony Strong (9), was requested to fill the vacancy and not only did he don the mantle, but he carried the day with a score of 36 points, winning the right to go forward to the National Finals to be played at the Worksop and Notts. Golf Clubs in late September.
Unfortunately due to pressing surgery Tony will be unable to take part which is hard luck after such a fine success.