Axe Cliff golfers battle elements to keep on playing

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Axe Cliff up against the weather - Credit: Axe Cliff GC

A challenging time with the weather but Axe Cliff did manage to keep open and play  staying on their feet despite the wind and rain.

On Wednesday the sturdy Ladies battled against the wind over a shortened 15 hole stableford. Once they got back to the clubhouse they were paired with an unknown partner secretly drawn by Captain Anne Jarvis.

Pauline Willis and Stella Thompson won comfortably with 48 points leaving Margaret Kenchington and Paula Heasman in second place with 37. Janet Dack and Jo Hopgood picked up third place with 31.

Round 1 of our Handicap Knockout Cup is well under way and has to be completed by November 25. Some early winners into Round 2 produced some great games with John Purdy beating Richard Orsman; Stuart Mackie triumphed over young Gerry Turner and Alan Morgan must have had a battle to beat competitive Bill Polley.

Another close match must have been Nigel Pritchard taking the scalp of Tony Strong but Tony can take comfort by knowing he won the Crossfield Cup played over the Summer months as an Ecletic  where you can play so many designated Medals and if you improve on any holes your final score can be amended less, of course, their handicap allowance. Tony had a fine score of 61 (67-6) closely followed by eggman Paul Curtin with 61.5 ( 68 -6.5). Mick Swann. not known for his Medal prowess, can take pride taking third spot with 63 ( 75-12). 

Halloween Sunday saw some better conditions but still a stiff breeze to overcome by The Men's section in their First Winter League Round played in pairs. It was won by K.Peters/ M.Winterbottom with a solid 41 pts; 2nd was A.Anning/ J.Gait with 35 and third place was A. Taylor/ L. Snell also with 35. A good turnout enjoying the improved conditions.

Friday Night we held a very successful fun Halloween quiz evening in the clubhouse. Winners were Chris and Elaine Gamwell and friends in their team of six. Elaine, being Scottish, called the team "Scots Got No Idea". 

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