Axe Cliff trio head for national finals

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:55 15 June 2010

David Quinn, Ian Burraston and Tom Glover have won through to the national finals of a team event at Turnberry in August. They played at Oake Manor in the John Deere and Rochford Garden Machinery sponsored team championship, winning on the count back.

David Quinn, Ian Burraston and Tom Glover have won through to the national finals of a team event at Turnberry in August. They played at Oake Manor in the John Deere and Rochford Garden Machinery sponsored team championship, winning on the count back. On Saturday the main club hosted their annual Open competition and, despite a short fog delay in the morning, all the packed field enjoyed some great weather. The winning team was David Quinn, Tom Glover, this time with Jamie Hughes, and they amassed 88 points.The second place also went to Axe Cliff, to C Glover, G Matthews and C Clode with 81 points, as did third J Matthews, P Northolt and D Hales with 79 points.Nearest the pin on the seventh hole was won by C Trivett, nearest the pin in two shots was C Clode and the longest drive was won by A Hellier on the ninth hole. On Sunday the men played their June medal. Division 1 was won by R Gibbons with a nett 68, and with a better back nine. The one to lose out was P Miller, also with a nett 68. The second division was won by G Binmore with a nett 71 and in second place was Jerry Russell with a nett 73. l The ladies played their annual Granny Bowl and Not Granny Bowl competition, with an extra Stableford in glorious summery weather. The winner of the first division and the Not Granny Bowl was Helen Gaudie (24) with 36 points. The winner of the second division and the Granny Bowl was Lucille Bannister (26) with 28 points.l Despite a mixed forecast the weather held good for the return leg of the Seniors' Emerton Court Trophy third round match at Axe Cliff against Tavistock. The home team had to produce a 4-1 win to force a sudden death situation but, alas, though every match was closely fought, a 31/2 v 1 1/2 win by the home side was insufficient and the visitors went through by 51/2 v 41/2. Winning pairings for Axe Cliff were Gerry Turner/Malcolm Glass; Chris Walker/Brian Blackwood and Brian Wilkes/Bryan Dale with Bill Collier / Gilbert Cox winning the half point. After a wet Wednesday and an indifferent Thursday the gods were again kind to the seniors with a second good day on Friday for the May Stableford, which included the Lavarack Stick, open only to seniors of 70 years and over. Only three players broke par, with two who also had an interest in the over 70 prize, recording 38 points. The winner on the better inward half ruling was Sid Pember (19), taking both the Lavarack Stick and the Stableford, with Bill Collier (13) missing out on the main prize but gaining second place in the Stableford. Third place, with 37 points, went to Terry Jessup (19).


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