Axe Cliff’s Phil Hellier proves to be the ‘Beastie from the Bar’

PUBLISHED: 13:20 27 May 2018

Axe Cliff bar manager Phil Hellier who scored an extra ordinary hole-in-one receently

Axe Cliff bar manager Phil Hellier who scored an extra ordinary hole-in-one receently


In the recent Centenary Niblick competition, Axe Cliff’s popular bar manager, Phil Hellier, hit the best five wood of his life on our 278 yard par four, sixth hole, writes Dave Bruce.

The Hellier drive saw the ball end up in the hole for a superb hole-in-one! As far as we can check back, it appears that this is indeed the first time that hole has been sunk in a single shot since the club was launched back in 1894!

Bar manager Phil is now more affectionately known as the ‘Beastie from the Bar’. Phil first became a club member when he was the tender age of 16 having been a true ‘Seatonian’ since birth.

However, he took a rest from golf at 18 to study Golf Management at Kennington College in Bridgwater.

Now 28, he only rejoined the club in late last year as part of the catering staff and is now the bar manager, but manages to play fairly regular with a handicap of 10.7.

The event was won by Simon Matthews with Richard Gibbons, keeping up his good form, taking second place from Tom Spencer finishing third.

The May Medal saw some excellent scores with Paul Clode, in great form, winning Division One with his score of nett 68.

Stuart Mackie took second place with a fine nett 71 showing his Emerton Court win at Thurlestone with partner Tony Strong was well earned and third, with nett 73, was Chris Glover.

Division Two also saw some credible results with captain Dave Morgan taking top spot with a nett 72, but only on countback from well known senior, but not related, Alan Morgan, and Steve Reed.

Paul Clode grabbed a brace of twos with Mike Chadwick and Stuart Mackie managing one two each.

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