Clode hits hole-in-one

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:56 15 June 2010

AXE Cliff men competed this Sunday in tough conditions for the Grainger Prior. In first place with a fantastic nett 63 was Wayne Vincent (13).

The main club competed this Sunday in tough conditions for the Grainger Prior. In first place with a fantastic nett 63 was Wayne Vincent (13).Second went to Shane Brown (18) with a nett 65 and third was Alan Paul (24) with a nett 68. Congratulations to Charlie Clode who managed to knife his 9 iron on the par 3 11th straight into the cup for a hole in one.The ladies played the Peugeot Foursomes competition in glorious conditions. The winners were Barbara Cummings (24) and Janet Dack (25) with 31 points. In second place were Sandra Walker (15) and Glenda Board (19) with 28 points and third, on count back ruling, was Margaret Brown (25) and Liz Wheeldon (23) with 25 points. The pair to lose out were Lila Lambert and Maureen Broomfield.Two Medal rounds were played by the seniors last week which are part of the four round annual Masters event. The first, on Monday, saw two players match the standard scratch of 70 and the winner on the inward half ruling was John Mant (24) with Tony Strong (9) having to settle for second place. Two players ended one shot behind on 71 with third place, again on the inward half ruling, going to Geoff Hughes (16). The second Medal on Friday produced better scores with five players equalling par or better. The winner, out on his own with 68 nett, was Iain Bain (13), while two players were one shot behind on nett 69. The better last six holes gave second place to Peter Knighting (13) with Keith Wilson (also 13 handicap) having to settle for third place. As a result all three players have been cut from 13 to 12. In the recent Sidmouth Seniors' Open, in a field of 35 teams, the Axe Cliff side, brilliantly anchored by Gerry Turner, ended in third place overall and collected second prize in the visitors' section. Gerry was ably supported by Malcolm Glass with Iain Bain the lucky man to complete the three man team. Gerry also won the Longest Drive prize with a superb shot on the 10th hole.


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