Axe Cliff ladies secure excellent Shelagh Creasy draw at Stover

PUBLISHED: 09:48 23 May 2018


Axe Cliff ladies travelled to Bigbury earlier in the month, full of enthusiasm and wearing summer gear, to contest their second league match, writes Dave Bruce.

True to form, the weather was up to its old tricks with everyone changing into winter gear, but at least the sun returned at the end of the match, which was lost four-and-half to one-and-a-half, but several of the games went to the last hole.

The following day, at home, it was the National Ping four-ball better ball competition with better weather and better scoring.

Lady captain Caroline Bond together with Stella Thompson won with an excellent 44 points, leaving all in their wake.

Second were Helen Kenworthy and Helen Gaudie with 38 points and third, with 34, were Jill Wellington and Margaret Kenchington.

In much-improved weather last week, the ladies played an exciting Monday match at Stover in the Sheelah Creasy competition, drawing three-and-a-half to three-and-a-half. This represents a very good result to a much larger ladies’ section, who, of course, had the benefit of being on their own course.

Back at Axe Cliff on Wednesday, the Rabbit competition was held for those with 30 plus handicaps. Played as a stableford, Paula Heasman emerged as the winner with 27 points.

In the main competition, again a stableford County Prize, Pauline Willis was a convincing winner with 33 points followed by last year’s captain, Jo Donmall, with 29 points. Close on Jo’s footsteps came young Stella Thompson earning 28 points.

On Thursday, Sandra Walker was on duty as vice captain of the Past Captains at the Spring Meeting at Stover with five other members from Axe Cliff.

Helen Kenworthy, from Axe Cliff, won the Longest Drive and also got a very good two on her card. Although not among the prizes, all six Axe Cliff ladies enjoyed the event.

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