Axe Cliff Ladies shine in Devon Vets

Anne Jarvis

Anne Jarvis - Credit: Margaret Kenchington

It has been another good week for Axe Cliff ladies in a Devon Vets competition.   

In the Captain's Meeting held at Stover, our Captain Anne Jarvis was the outright winner of the prestigious Ord Cup with 37 points and Caroline Bond came 1st in the Bronze Div with 36pt, only missing out on being runner up to Anne on Countback. 

On Wednesday Captain Anne organised an individual Stableford, with players also paired with another person, from a secret draw, to decide the winning duo.  

It was a very close competition, as two pairs got the same score of 76pts. On the back nine, the winning duo scored 35 and the 2nd duo 32. First was Margaret Kenchington and Paula Heasman, and second Stella Thompson and Jo Hopgood 

The Seniors were also busy last week with a return Match against Wheathill in Somerset on the Monday captained by Dave Bruce.  

Whilst we had beaten them recently at home, they got their revenge and won convincingly by 5.5 to 0.5. Mind you a lot of the games went down to the wire as did mine with Steve Thompson, my partner only dropping six shots but I was not in form to support him but did win our nearest the pin with a solid driver to a 160-yard par 3 - it only bounced 3 times before going onto the green.  

Six of us played at Teignmouth in the Devon Captains & Past Captains Annual Match in a very strong wind, which made the Course very tough indeed and the comp was won with only 33 points but not by any of us. Gilbert Cox and I did score 33, if you added both our scores together!  

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