Golf Monthly pay a welcome visit to stunning Axe Cliff GC

The stunning views of Axe Cliff Golf Club

The stunning views of Axe Cliff Golf Club - Credit: Axe Cliff Golf Club

We were delighted to host a number of Golf Monthly Editors last Tuesday with Kyle Philpotts and Simon Wellington taking them out to play the Course.

They were full of praise for the Course with its stunning views and could not understand why we we’re not inundated with members but perhaps one day, if our landlord's plans come to fruition on his exciting further improvements to the Clubhouse etc.  

They were very complimentary about the friendliness of both our members and hardworking staff, which is so Axe Cliff. Look out for their article in July and join now before the ensuing rush. 

Axe Cliff Ladies braved the weather last Wednesday to enjoy their Annual Bring & Win stableford competition. Captain Paula Heasman aptly commented "The Morning was dry with lively air". 

It was sensibly played over 12 holes with the top four separated by only two points. Stella Thompson took the honours with 19 points from last year's Captain, Anne Jarvis, on 18, closely followed by Jill Wellington and Sandra Walker both with 17. Everybody was happy, as all went home with a lovely gift. 

The Seniors Captain, David Lacey, sensibly called off our fun game named ‘Famous Golfers’ last Friday, as the weather was terrible. I think a few turned up but whether they were daft enough to play is another matter!  

The Men's Section recently competed in their March Medal/Cosh trophy in better conditions, as evidenced by their scores. Seaton's top Postie Paul Clode won Division 1 with 83 –12, equalling 71 nett on countback from young Luke Snell. Senior Stuart Mackie showed his class with a net 73 off his low handicap of 10 - not many seniors off 10 these days. I did get down to 11 once when I was in my prime of 40ish at The Mendip Golf Club but now struggling at 28!  

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The Division 2 winners played even better, especially Dean Hodder with an excellent 67 nett. Mark Winterbottom was not far behind with his 69 and another evergreen Senior, Nigel Pritchard, also showed his class with a terrific 71 to take third spot.