Axe Cliff success for Cox despite injured shoulder

PUBLISHED: 13:41 27 April 2015 | UPDATED: 13:41 27 April 2015


The Axe Cliff Seniors held their Quarterly Cup, a 15-holes stableford competition followed by the presentations of a numbers of trophies.

The winner, despite his injured shoulder, was Gilbert Cox with 32 points just beating Dave Weston with 31 points. The unique situation for third place was that John Pugh and Alan Morgan tied with 29 and could not be separated even on various countback options.

Alan claimed superiority because he had lent John a yellow golf ball at the start of their round so ‘technically’ John had shared equipment which isn’t allowed. The only two of the day was claimed by Rob Heard.

The final of the Winter League was also played. The two pairings of Mike Jamieson and Mike Tomes against the present holders, Alan Vincent and Gilbert Cox, was always going to prove a close encounter. As it turned out Gilbert had one of his better days (which seems to happening quite regularly at the moment) and the holders won by 37 points to 32 and will defend their trophy for another year next winter.

The Axe Cliff men played their April stableford and this produced a close affair for the minor placings. Neil Jones took the honours with a splendid 39 points. However, only a better back nine separated Jin Hong from Andrew Hellier after both players scored 35 points.

There were five twos Alan Kenworthy, Paul Clode, Andrew Hellier, Richard Gibbons and Jim Whiting.

The Axe Cliff ladies played a Bowmaker (team of three two scores to count) and this was won by the trio of Glenda Board, Jill Wellington and Pat Ayshford with the runners-up being the threesome of Barbara Cummings, Pauline Willis and Caroline Bond.

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