Axe Cliff yellow ball success for Weston, Wills and Tomes

PUBLISHED: 17:10 09 April 2014 | UPDATED: 17:10 09 April 2014

In a departure from the straight forward medals and stablefords, 30 Seniors, in teams of three, took part in a Yellow Ball Competition, writes Helen Kenworthy.

All three members play the yellow ball for six holes, for example at the first, fourth, seventh etc.

The points scored with the yellow ball are doubled and added to the best score from the other two. A score at each hole with the yellow ball was essential to each team, as without it, only one score from the remaining two is allowed.

Despite minor set-backs it was generally agreed this was an enjoyable event and should be repeated at least once per year.

Conditions were tricky on the day as it started with rain and ended in a fresh South Easterly.

As a result scores were not as good as last year with only one team topping the hundred mark, 102 to be precise, from the winners Dave Weston, Hugh Willis and Mick Tomes.

Two teams finished with 98 points and on countback second place went to Rob Heard, Nick Povey and Chris Walker, with Malcolm Glass, John Pugh and Iain Bain having to settle for third spot. There was just one two, from John Mant.

The Men’s Section played the final round of the Winter League recently and finishing first were the pairing of Mike Cottam and Steve Reed. In second place were Steve Anning and Richard Gibbons. There were three twos recorded, by Richard Gibbons, Paul Clode and Alex Palmer.

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