Axe Cliff ladies support Children in Need and it is success for two former captains

PUBLISHED: 19:30 19 November 2018 | UPDATED: 19:30 19 November 2018

A view of Seaton from Axe Cliff Golf Club. Picture: Terry Ife

A view of Seaton from Axe Cliff Golf Club. Picture: Terry Ife


The Axe Cliff ladies battled blustery but thankfully dry conditions for their midweek meeting that saw them play their annual Children in Need competition, writes Dave Bruce.

The format was four-ball better ball and instead of paying a match fee all contributions from the 11 involved – a total of £83 – was donated to the Children in Need charity.

Lady captain Caroline Bond provided the prizes, which were awarded to the first three pairs.

The overall winners, with an excellent score of 44 points, were Barbara Cummings and Jo Donmall, both former captains.

The second spot went to Helen Kenworthy, Sandra Walker and Stella Thompson with 40 points. They would have scored more but, to keep it fair, one was omitted from scoring on each hole. Not far behind came a good pairing of Alison Cook and Jo Hopgood.

Meanwhile, the seniors travelled to Sidmouth in midweek to compete in the second match of their Mini Jurassic Winter League, once again going head-to-head with Lyme Regis and Sidmouth.

The game was temporarily suspended after about nine holes, because the fog got too bad! However, having walked almost all the way back to the clubhouse, the hooter went for play to continue!

This was all too much for Axe Cliff captain Dave Bruce, who walked some 17,000 steps – well that’s what his Fitbit was telling him! Adding to his angst was the fact that he failed to get into double figures for the first time in his life.

As a result, Axe Cliff were lucky enough to come third on the day and there they shall remain until the final meeting of the series – to be held at Axe Cliff –where the home side will need every bit of home advantage going to have any chance of alerting the final placings!

On the day, the stars for Axe Cliff were undoubtedly, Brian Thompson, who scored 34 points – the second best of all three teams – and also Bill Polley, who scored 30 points

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