Fighting it out for Claret Jug at Axe Cliff

PUBLISHED: 14:15 28 September 2011

Axe cliff invitational

Axe cliff invitational


HONITON - This month's Stableford resulted in some surprisingly meagre scores. Devilish cross winds can account for some of the low scoring but it's a rare weekend that sees only one player beat par, writes Andy Wagner.

Step forward Steven Key in Div 2 who recorded a respectable 39pts, five more than second place Neil Pulman's 34pts and seven better than third placed Pete Sibley. The Div1 scores displayed a similar war of attrition. If Bob Cleal can't break par then conditions must have been tough. His 34pts just sneaked first place on count back ahead of Keith Lloyd with Will Pollack third with 32pts.

●Forty members played for the Glanvill Cup on Sunday. This cup was presented to the Club in 1962 by Dr and Mrs Glanvill with the format of Foursomes Stableford. This year the winners were Jan and John Dickinson with 34pts. This is the third time Jan and John have won this cup, 2002, 2009, and again this year. The cup was presented to them by club captain Tim Avery. The places went to Mabs Baker and Paul Hill with 33pts; Sue Long and Bill Eaton 32pts; Dot Grove and Andy Sharland 31pts. Three twos were recorded - Mike Watts on 2nd, Dot Grove on 4th and Mabs Baker on 12th. Each received seven balls each.

●A fun, relaxing Texas Scramble was enjoyed by a smaller than usual Tuesday Mixed field due to a number of Opens, Invitations etc, The winning team was lady captain Sue with husband Paul Ritchie playing with Jennifer and Richard Pyle with net 65.7.

Second were Penny Blackburn, Terry Dimond and Country Members Mike and Moira Cooper with net 65.9.

● A large field played in this week’s Autumn Closed Competition. The winner of the Betty Harris Memorial Cup (lowest net score) was Anne Davies net 77, on count back from Dot Grove. The Longest Drive Cup was won by Tricia Swindell. The Lowest gross score was Jackie Seager with gross 95 on count back from Chris Pearce.

Silver Division 1, Chris Pearce nett 79; 2, Tricia Swindell nett 82; 3, Hazel Clifford nett 83. Bronze 1: 1, Dot Grove net 77; 2, Sharon Dacre nett 80 on count back; 3, Jenny Raison. Bronze 2: 1, Di Wall with nett 79; 2, Majsan Stroud nett 80; 3, Jean Moon nett 82.

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