Christmas and Bowles bag Axe Cliff success

PUBLISHED: 08:41 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 08:41 26 May 2015


The Axe Cliff seniors took part in the Brian Abbott foursomes, writes Rob Grove.

Many of them were unused to this type of format in their favourite game and the results proved to be very close with the first three pairings all scoring 32 points.

Separated by the countback ruling, Stuart Mackie and Phil Wilkins came third, Peter Knighting and Tony Strong were second and Phil Christmas and Norman Bowles came first.

Three pairs achieved a two, namely Phil and Norman, Chris Walker and Gerry Turner and Tony Horton, with new kid on the block, Mike Swann.

In their recent friendly match with Vivary Park the seniors lost by three-and-a-half matches to two-and-a-half.

Captain of the day, Peter Knighting and his partner Simon Wellington, led by example and were ably supported by Malcolm Glass and Bob Cook who also won.

Chris Walker and Keith Wilson managed to halve their match on the final hole, but other members related stories of close games and involvement with many trees around the course rather than victorious encounters.

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