Granny Bowls and the Masters at Axe Cliff

Tricky lie at Axe Cliff

Tricky lie at Axe Cliff - Credit: Axe Cliff GC

Axe Cliff Ladies have been competing for ‘The Granny Bowl’ and also the County Prize.  

Top Granny was Jill Wellington with 31 points, just beating Pauline Willis on 29 and third place went to Karin Cox with 28.  

Captain Paula Heasman won this 6th Round of the County Prize with 32 points, followed by Jill and Pauline, stated above. 

The Seniors have also kept the staff and Course busy over the last couple of weeks with Rounds 2 and 3 of the Masters and Covid Cup, plus the usual Roll Up on Wednesday, a match against Exminster and the Putting Cup.  

Colin Hales is our new Putting Champion with only 25 putts. Dave Morgan came 2nd with 26 and third place shared between Peter Petherbridge and Malcolm Glass with 27 apiece. The match against Exminster was played under very windy and cold conditions but did not impact the usual fun and camaraderie, as well as competitive spirit, especially on the 19th hole, where we treat our visitors to a drink with our excellent carvery by Tracey and short speeches from both Captains.  

We had a close result, winning by 3 games to 2, thanks to Geoff Hughes, with his teeth, and Dave Bruce taking the last rubber 5-4. We were even seven up after the first nine holes – it can't last!   

The Covid Cup, this year, goes to Stuart Mackie with a nett 68, Ian Carvell played well to take second spot with a 70, as did Terry Atkins, with 71 taking third place. 

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After round three of the Masters, six players are making all the running with only four shots separating them. It’s anyone's trophy and all was decided on the weekend. At present, Stuart Mackie is in the lead with 218 (average 72.7 per round), Colin Hales, Paul Curtin, Tony Strong all have 219 with Terry Atkins on 220 and Richard Bush on 222 - good luck lads, sleep well on Thursday night. 

Last Friday evening saw another successful Quiz Night run by Senior Steve Thompson, who also won nearest the Pin bottle of Wine in the match vs Exminster.