Ladies’ open offered super day of sunshine and golf

PUBLISHED: 15:15 07 September 2017

Axe Cliff Golf Club Ladies' Open winners Barbara Middleton, Linda Knapman and Jame Williams, with Jo Donmall (far left).

Axe Cliff Golf Club Ladies' Open winners Barbara Middleton, Linda Knapman and Jame Williams, with Jo Donmall (far left).

Archant

Last Friday was a sunny day and also a very successful day for the Axe Cliff Ladies’ Open, writes Pete Motson.

Jo Donmall, the ladies’ captain, welcomed 84 golfers (28 teams of three). Jo organised the day’s event and was ably assisted by Di Rogers and the committee plus, an ex member and also, some willing volunteers from the seniors’ section.

In a stableford format (with two scores to count), the winners were East Devon’s Barbara Middleton, Linda Knapman and Jane Williams. They beat a second-placed Dainton team on countback. Third place went to Helen Kenworthy from Axe Cliff and Marie Tims and Penny Lyne from Sidmouth with 75pts.

A team from Wells took forth place with 74pts on countback from a Tiverton team in fifth.

The front nine was won with 39 points for the Bridport team of Pat Baldwin, Viv Gill and Elizabeth Thompson. The back nine was won with 40 points by a team from Dainton.

The best drive was Jane Gould from Tiverton. Nearest pin was won by Penny Lyne of Sidmouth. There was only one two, achieved by Axe Cliff’s Pauline Willis on the 11th hole.

On Tuesday, the ladies went to Tiverton for the last of their league matches, where a good win would have put them into the semi-finals; however, Tiverton proved to be too strong and in fact played themselves into the semi-finals.

Saturday was Gruesome Cup day and the draw was made with one lady and one man making up a team who played with half combined joint handicap in a Greensomes format over 15 holes.

The scores reflected those who had a great number of shots, with many getting four and even five points on some holes.

The winners with 42 points were Anne Jarvis and Rob Grove, who edged out Barbara Cummings and Simon Wellington on 40 points

In third place were the lady captain Jo Donmall and club stalwart Alan Kenworthy, with 38 points; but the real winner was the game and the occasion with even the booby prize winners, Nigel Garwood and Pauline Willis, having a great time.

Take a lovely cliff top course, add some like-minded golfers with a generous helping of sunshine and you have the makings of a really enjoyable day of late summer.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

16:20

Beer Albion Reserves booked their place in the third round of the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup, with a hard won 2-0 victory over visitors Kingkerswell & Chelston Reserves from the South Devon League, writes Mike Adkin.

Read more
15:55

Eight Honiton Running Club (HRC) members were on the start line of the Studland Stampede, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
15:55

Beer Albion slumped to to their fourth league defeat in six starts on Saturday when they were beaten 5-0 by Newtown in the Devon and Exeter League Premier Division, writes Richard Honnor.

Read more
15:54

Feniton’s reward for their splendid Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup win over Liverton is a home tie with Budleigh Salterton.

Read more
15:54

Feniton Under-18s were emphatic 13-0 winners when they visited Brixington for a Devon League game.

Read more
16:00

East Devon Tennis Academy players based at Exmouth Tennis and Fitness Centre have made a strong start to the winter season with some great tournament wins.

Read more
08:31

Dan Stapleton and Ben Kidson both scored twice as Dunkeswell Rovers won their Macron League Division Five fixture at Starcross Generals 5-1.

Read more
08:17

Four Honiton Running Club (HRC) members took part in Exeter’s Great West Run last Sunday on what proved to be a very wet day, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
08:11

Honiton Hawks Under-10s played at home for the first time this season when they entertained Withycombe.

Read more
08:10

The Lombard Rally Bath will recreate part of what the Lombard RAC Rally was to rally fans throughout England, Wales and Scotland, giving drivers the opportunity to revisit some of the stages which were central to the competition in 1976 when the city of Bath was home to the world championship event, writes Geoffrey Pickett

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Midweek Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Show Job Lists


Find planning applications