Boalch wins Carnival Cup

PUBLISHED: 12:53 14 September 2011

Golf Ball.

Golf Ball.


THEO Boalch was the winner of the Carnival Cup at Axe Cliff, with 40 points beating Simon Vincent on a countback. Alex Palmer was third with 39 points, writes Janet Dack.

On Sunday members competed for the September Medal. Winner of Division One with a nett 68 was Richard Gibbons, second with a nett 69 was Chris Glover and in third place, with a nett 70, was Robert Gray. Division Two was won by Gareth Richardson with a fantastic nett 66, second was Nigel Garwood with a nett 70 and in third, with a nett 71, was Andrew Hellier.

The Axe Cliff ladies held their Open, competed by 32 teams of three. The morning weather was glorious but in the afternoon fog and mist descended bringing proceedings to a halt. Luckily it lifted and play continued. The winners were Julie Jones, Yvonne Wishbroom and Alison Leatt from Mendip Springs with 80 points beating second placed Sue Kelsall, Nicky Stone and Sue Lawrence from Bridport and Lyme Regis on the back nine ruling. The only member of Axe Cliff to win a prize was Helen Gaudie with her friends Joyce Henderson and Julia Collins from Royal Mid Surrey and Lyme Regis in fifth place with 78 points. Nearest the pin on the 11th was Shirley Bowden from Came Down and the longest drive on the 13th went to Nicky Stone from Bridport. There were three twos each winning 30 balls. Glynis Slater on the seventh, Jane Hilbourne on the 11th and Jane Dickson on the 18th. The raffle for the Lady Captain’s charity raised £139.

The Seniors’ return inter-club match at Long Sutton was lost, narrowly, three and a half to two and a half. When Axe Cliff won the penultimate match to make the score 3-2 everything hung on the final match which ended honours even, giving the home club the win. Successful pairings were Peter Knighting /Rob Grove and Peter Motson/John Mant. The half point was won by Mick Tomes/Bob Flay.

On Friday for the Captain's Trophy the early drizzle gave way to persistent rain causing many of the competitors to call it a day. Of those who completed the Stableford three players returned scores of 34 points and the winner on countback was Geoff Hughes (16), second place went to Neil Moorcraft (22) and third Rob Grove.

The Seniors preserved their unbeaten inter-club record this year with a convincing win at Axe Cliff on Monday against Minehead.

This avenged the narrow defeat the team had suffered at Minehead in June. But it was not all plain sailing with the first two matches going to the 18th. In the top match Stuart Mackie had three birdies to keep the opponents at bay and his partner,the Captain Peter Knighting secured the victory finishing with a three at both the 17th and 18th. Other winners for Axe Cliff were Tony Strong/ John Mant : Bob Graham / John Bannister and Chris Walker / Neil M oorcrafty. The half point was won bu Rob Grove / Derek Williamson.

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