Axe Cliff golfers scrambling back on the course
- Credit: John Hanna
In gorgeous weather, Axe Cliff Golf Club Seniors had a very good turnout for their first team event of the year, the popular Texas Scramble.
In a team of three, a percentage of their total handicap is then taken off the final score, so you should get a very good well below par score, and that was the case with the winners on 66.2 from the dream team of Mick Swann, Paul Curtin and Tony Snell
They were pushed all the way by Alan Morgan, Stuart Mackie and Nigel Pritchard, who came second with a net 66.7. Two teams tied for third spot on 67.6, with countback favouring Mike Wickins, Gerry Binmore and Peter Petherbridge, just beating Chris Read, Richard Bush and Kevin Miller.
Captain John Hanna commemorated the return with the longest hairdo caused by the lockdown competition and young David Morgan looking a little bit like Shirley Temple with his curls.
Mind you, David has to be very careful when tending his sheep as his shearer has to work very fast on the flock.
The other ‘winner’ was for the longest growth for the partly bald and that went to old Alan Vincent convincingly.
It was good to be able to have a drink and takeaway served by our lovely Clare outside on the terrace overlooking Seaton Bay.
Our Ladies also enjoyed their first competition, playing the Centenary Niblick in stableford format and Captain Anne Jarvis, in fine form, won with a very good 38 points. She was closely followed by Jill Wellington 36 pts and Alison Cook took 3rd place with 33 points.
Finally, Stuart Mackie and Bill Polley were able to complete their final of last year's Scratch Cup with retired bus driver Stuart beating our Treasurer Bill with a fine 5 & 4 result. According to Bill, they had a very good game with both driving well but Stuart's short game was the difference. Mind you, Stuart has a much lower handicap and Bill did well to beat some good players to get to the final. Well done lads.