Bishops reigns once again - Adrian retains Axe Cliff Masters trophy
PUBLISHED: 14:40 03 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:40 03 July 2018
Axe Cliff seniors’ completed the fourth and final round of their prestigious competition, The Masters, writes Dave Bruce.
The course was in great shape just like Augusta, but so dry with the ball running a mile so difficult to stop near the pin!
Adrian Bishop, last year’s champion, had a five shot lead going into this final round
with Mick Swann close on his heels.
Mick managed to pull two shots back with a fine 74 from Adrian’s nervous 76 which meant Adrian retained his trophy with an overall 288 nett averaging a remarkable nett 72.
In third place was the much-improved Neil Moorcraft with 296. The final round was closely fought with three players all tied on nett 72, but separated on countback with Richard Orsman finishing first, Brian Thompson was second and third was Bill Polley. Surprisingly, no twos
From an original field of some 40 players only 12 finished all four rounds showing what a difficult competition it is.
On the hottest Friday of the year a good contingent of seniors, wearing a variety of coloured shorts and lots of sun cream, competed for the Harris Tankard in a stableford format.
Gilbert Cox drunk two pints of water, but it didn’t improve his game, but he finished the round and won the knobliest knees event!
The winner, in an unforgettable round, was Nigel Garwood with an excellent score of 42 points equivalent to 6 below his handicap.
Nigel wont forget this game especially as he got two shots cut from his handicap from 17 to 15.
It was good to see Alan Vincent playing well and taking second spot ,on countback, from Adrian Bishop with a fine 35 points. Once again, no twos were recorded,