Axe Cliff Golf Club men impress in October Medal

AXE CLIFF GOLF: The men s scoring in their October Medal on Sunday was impressive

AXE CLIFF GOLF: The men's scoring in their October Medal on Sunday was impressive. Division One was won by M Bond with gross 67 nett 65, three under par, his handicap has been cut to one, well done. Second, on countback, went to A Todd, also with a nett 65 and third place went to D Quinn with a nett 68. The second division had even lower scores. The winner with a nett 61 was T Part, whose handicap has been reduced by three to 17.

Second place, with a nett 63, following his father's footsteps, was A Hellier and, in third, with a score that would win most weeks, was A Trivett with a nett 64.

The ladies played their October Stableford in very mixed weather - dry and warm for the front nine but on the back nine the rain came! Bedraggled ladies entered the club house. The winner of the first division was Liz Wheeldon (25) with 31 points, Pauline Standerwick (33) won the second division with 36 points and her handicap has been cut to 31.

The Seniors' penultimate inter-club match of the season was the return match with Taunton Vale. The team avenged an earlier one point defeat, with an emphatic 51/2 and 11/2 victory. Among the winners was Peter Knighting, who had to play the inward half on his own after partner Alan Vincent had to limp off with knee and muscle problems, from which it is good to record he is now recovering. Peter was one up on the 10th and still one up on the 16th where he sank his second shot for an eagle 2. A half at the 17th was sufficient to give him a memorable 2 v 1 victory. Other winners for Axe Cliff were Chris Walker/John Mant: Gilbert Cox/Rob Grove: Brian Wilkes/Morrison Brown and Malcolm Glass/Norman Bowles. The half was won by Hugh Willis/ Clive Davie. Thirty six members took place in the October Medal on Friday and the good scores reflected the excellent playing conditions. The winner with a superb 66 nett was Chris Jowett (17); with Chris Walker (14) a stroke behind on 67 to win second place and a further stroke behind on 68 was Rob Grove (17) to claim third spot.

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