Brian Kemp fondly remembered with texas scramble
PUBLISHED: 14:47 28 October 2014 | UPDATED: 14:47 28 October 2014
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Despite the threat of rain the Axe Cliff seniors experienced benign conditions for their 15 hole Quarterly Cup competition on Friday, but even so the scoring stayed low, writes Robert Grove.
One of the reasons for this could have been when one of the players lost control of his trolly and watched it career down the slope of the 16th to crash at the bottom with a broken wheel!
Luckily the secretary, Mick Tomes, was on hand to help. Mick carried the unfortunate player’s bag for him, pushing the broken trolley and his own trolley at the same time. Needless to say Mick didn’t score too well on the remaining holes.
The winner with 31 points was Neil Moorcraft who, after a poor first hole, played consistently well with some searing drives, precise chipping and solid putting - his playing partners were even more amazed than he was at doing so well.
Beaten into second place was one of the early starters, Phil Wilkins, who scored 30 points. It was left up to that dark horse, Mike Jamieson, to secure the third spot with 29 points. The winners and players of the matches which have been played over the past few months received their prizes from senior captain, Rob Grove who congratulated them on their awards.
He noted, with envy, the hoard of glasses and wine accumulated by them all.
In the October men’s stableford Alex Todd took top spot with 36 points, that was one better than Richard Gibbons (35) and P Clode (34) took third spot. The one two was from Alan Morgan.
Last weekend the men played the first round of the Winter League with the format being better ball stableford.
Steve Reed and M Ward took first place with 44 points. Just a point behind were Alex Palmer and Simon Palmer (43) and third were Steve Anning and Richard Gibbons (41). Gibbons struck the events only two.
Also last weekend the club played a three-ball texas scramble format medal competition.
This is to be an annual event in memory of Brain Kemp, a wonderful club member and friend at Axe Cliff who’s favourite saying was “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere” with a glass of red in his hand.
There was a very good field of twenty teams and first place went to the trio of Paul Clode, Alex Todd and Alan Paul with a nett 57.5.
Second were Matt Bond, Geoff Wake and Jin Hong, nett 59, and third place was bagged by Roger Driver, Matt Donnan and Roger Chadwick with net 59.2.
Alex Palmer, Rob Heard and Helen Gaudie (net 60.8) were fourth and in fifth were the team of Alan Kenworthy, Steve Bond and Mike Jamieson with their score of nett 61.3.