Axe Cliff seniors enjoy terrific Captain’s Day

PUBLISHED: 11:10 14 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:11 14 August 2013

It was Captain’s Day with the Axe Cliff seniors last Friday and although a breeze got up around mid-day, it was a wonderful day for golf, writes Janet Dack.

Competitors were divided into two sections, those of 20 handicap and below playing for the Captain’s Shield and from 21 to 28 handicap playing for the Cooper Shield.

The winner in the first Section with 35 points was Gerry Turner (11), and runner-up was Keith Wilson (13) with 34 points.

Two players tied for the next prize on 33 points with Iain Bain (13) edging out the captain, John White, on count back to claim third spot.

In the second section two players amassed 40 points and again on count back the winner was Leighton Morgan (24) with David Lacey (also 24) having to settle for second place.

Third on his own with 36 points was Charles Whitbourn (28).

The prizes for nearest the pin went to Sid Pember (11th) and Keith Wilson (18th) and nearest in two shots at the 13th was Chris Jowett.

There were four two’s from Gerry Turner, Mick Tomes, Phil Wilkins and Iain Bain.

At the conclusion of play the players were treated to an excellent buffet meal by the captain, John White who thanked Rob Grove, who was unable to play, for all his hard work on the day, which included photographs of all the participants taken on the first tee.

In response Rob led the tributes to the captain, not only for the day, but for his much appreciated captaincy through-out the year.

Earlier in the week the team travelled to Exminster for the first inter-club match between the sides at Exminster.

On their own course the home side proved too strong and won five, one.

The solitary winners for Axe Cliff were Malcolm Glass and Peter Rollason.

The return match is later this month at Axe Cliff.

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