Some great competition and missing teeth at Axe Cliff

The stunning views of Axe Cliff Golf Club

The stunning views of Axe Cliff Golf Club - Credit: Axe Cliff Golf Club

Axe Cliff Golf Club Ladies played their Australian Spoons Stableford Foursomes and and it turned out to be a very close competition between our Devon Venerable Vets Champion, Stella THompson, with Jo Hopgood, against Karin Cox and Pauline Willis.  

Stella and Jo just edged it by one point, scoring 32 to win. They will now represent the Club at the South West final to be held at Filton Golf Club on June 29. 
Another close game was the Men's Seve Trophy with Father and Son team, Richard and Harvey Gibbons, with M. Chadwick taking the honours on countback from the strong team of Phil Hellier, Basil Martin and A. Kerr. Third spot went to Andy Jeffrey, Brendon Isaac and Alex Taylor with 71. 

The cold wind made it hard work for the Seniors battling their way in the Monthly Stableford and showed in the scores, but the Course and greens were excellent, thanks to the hard work of our small greens staff led by Alex and volunteers.  

Terry Atkins continued his good form, winning Division 1 with 32 points. Close on his heels was Eggman Paul Curtin with 31, beating Nigel Pritchard on countback.  

Good to see old Crooner, Phil Christmas on the podium again to win Division 2 with 24 points, just beating Charles Oram with 22 points. Captain David Lacey also had 22 but had to be satisfied with third place on countback. 

I was delighted to be able to find my friend Geoff Hughes' false teeth for him last Friday, so he could enjoy his weekend food. I took him up to Wiltshire last Tuesday to stay overnight at his sister's and brought him back on Wednesday after visiting my daughter.  

When I picked him up from home for our Friday's game, he said he couldn't find his teeth for the last few days. I searched everywhere in his house and, just as he was bringing out the poached eggs on toast, I noticed his small overnight bag was still on the floor and there they were, large as life. Bless him - Geoff is 86 and his girlfriend's 94.