Double aces at Axe Cliff Golf Club

 Margaret, Caroline and Stella

Margaret, Caroline and Stella - Credit: Brian Thompson

Captain Ann organised an excellent, fun and enjoyable Away Day at Teign Valley last week.  

The bacon baps were very welcome before we went out in the rain to have fun with a Yellow Ball Team competition, where it is passed around the team and counts as double until it is lost.  

Jill Wellington was the first to lose her team's on the 8th and then followed by Sandra Walker on the 10th. What a day to get a hole in one but former Captain Margaret Kenchington managed her first after 18 years of trying and even saw it roll in on the tricky 5th hole.  

That helped her win the best front nine with the present Devon Vet Champion, Stella Thompson winning the back nine. Caroline Bond was the best overall score.  

Our top photographer, Brian Thompson, although not playing, as recovering from a nasty bite on his leg, which, according to old farmer Geoff Hughes looked like a Spider, managed to catch new member Andrew Bailey in the clubhouse last Friday. 

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Andrew was playing with a friend from the Dawlish Warren golf club and also had a Hole in One on our 11th hole with bunkers either side of the green. He can be seen here with the bottle of Whiskey he bought at the Bar, for all who came into the clubhouse after him.  

I know because I was playing in our Monthly Medal and was one of the last to come in but still managed to enjoy his whiskey, so thanks Andrew and congratulations.  

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Stuart Mackie net 67; Alan Morgan net 72; Nigel Pritchard net 74 were 1st-3rd in Division 1 respectively.  

Division 2 was very exciting with some very good scores, especially Ron Bragg with an amazing 67, closely followed by young Mark Wisby, who had two 8's on his card but still came second with a net 68.  

Mark finds it just as easy to get a double bogey as he does a gross birdie, but he is still learning, and wonderful to see Charles Oram on the podium with a fine net 69 to take third spot. 

Andrew Bailey Hole in One

Andrew Bailey Hole in One - Credit: Brian Thompson

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