Axe Cliff team suffer Emerton Court defeat at Thurlestone

PUBLISHED: 15:24 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:24 01 May 2018

The Axe Cliff team which went down 4-1 on their visit to Thurlestone for an Emerton Cup first leg match.

The Axe Cliff team which went down 4-1 on their visit to Thurlestone for an Emerton Cup first leg match.

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Rob Grove, as captain for the day, took his team of 10 players and two reserves down to Thurlestone Golf Club, near Kingsbridge, to play their first round of the Emerton Court Cup, which is Devon's top knock out competition for vets, writes Dave Bruce.

This competition is played over two rounds on a home and away basis with the winners going through to the next round.

Thurlestone is a long established Devon Club with astounding views over a rugged coastline. The course was in first class condition and challenging to visitors.

The match was closely fought with Axe Cliff getting off to a great start by winning the first game with lowest handicap players of Tony Strong and Stuart Mackie, but local knowledge took its toll on the rest of our team and we lost by four games to one, but there really was not much in any of the games. Hopefully, local knowledge will help Axe Cliff in the return match, which is to be played on May 15, but the home side will be without stalwarts Rob Grove and Stuart Mackie, so will need some reliable replacements.

The match was played in typical seniors good spirits and we look forward to an exciting return at Axe Cliff.

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