Wearing red for the Albert Skinner Shield

Axe Cliff GC Albert Skinner Shield

Axe Cliff GC Albert Skinner Shield - Credit: Rob Grove

Axe Cliff GC Seniors had a great turnout for the popular Albert Skinner Shield last Friday. This Trophy was presented to the Club in memory of Albert who always wore something Red when he played so we now carry on that tradition as you can see from our photo.  

I like Captain, John Hanna's red Scottish beret but is Mick Swann, in the front, wearing shorts?  
None in the picture got to take the trophy home, as that honour went to Bill Dearling with a magnificent 40 points but he had to fight all the way with three players on 39 points apiece. I don’t know for sure but I will give odds that old Crooner Phil Christmas took second spot, as a little bird told me he got 23 pointts on the back 9, with a blob, I believe. Tony Snell and Barnard Hanson had the other two. 

John organised his last raffle of the year before the game with the support of his lovely wife and the wonderful Barbra Cummings. They managed to sell £310 of tickets to support John's chosen Charity, FORCE. He hopes to present them with a cheque after our competition on the 17th December with all his fundraising throughout the year, which will be sizeable. 

Although I was last in the clubhouse, we still had five or six members leaving, all carrying 3/4 prizes and even left one each for Geoff Hughes and I. A flagon of Cider and tin of chocolates.  

The wife and I finished the cider watching Strictly and had a delightful Carvery at the club on Sunday with our son James, which was well attended again. Don’t forget to book yours to avoid disappointment.  

Axe Cliff Ladies finished their friendly matches with a close win, at home, against Honiton 3 & 1 in good weather and in very good spirits. 

On Wednesday, they enjoyed a Bowmaker competition in teams of three where the best two count on each hole. Again, all games were close with Jill Wellington, Karin Cox and Jo Donmall taking the spoils with a par 72 points. 

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