Honiton/Axe Cliff golf

PUBLISHED: 09:30 17 March 2010 | UPDATED: 01:03 16 June 2010

This weeks report is all about the winners starting with the unreported victors from last week s game

Men's Competitions

This weeks report is all about the winners starting with the unreported victors from last week's game. Div 1 had R Reece, 38pts, ahead of D Noar's 37 who in turn beat A Sharland's 37 with a better back nine. In Div 2 it was I Banfield's 39 that took the day from D Morgan's 37 and R Beck's 34. In the Sun Am quarter-finals there were wins for E and R Reece, J Netherway and D Richards, D Morgan and R Graham and V Wood and M Watkins. Alongside these games the club played a Stableford Qualifier l with Chris Earle romping home first with 38pts. A little bird told me he had failed to score a point on the first two holes and only improved when a side bet got mentioned. Watch him, he's a terrible hustler! Second with 37 was Tim Morris ahead of Alex Cave's 37 and Jim Wallis's 34. Mention must also be made of Jason Gosling's two on the par four third, where he drove to within six feet of the pin and sunk the putt!

This week was the Mixed section's ever popular format of a Greensomes Stableford played in better weather than of late with some much appreciated sunshine. There was a very competitive edge between the first and second places with Olwen Eaton and Stan Squire winning with 34pts. Second place with 32 on c/b were Andrea Squire and Bill Eaton and third, also 32, were Ro Poole and Terry Dimond.

This week the Ladies played a 10 hole teams of four competition, Shotgun start, two scores to count Stableford followed by a coffee morning with stalls.

The winning team were Jane Watts, Barbara Eastwood, Dot Grove and Betty Weedon with 48pts.

Second, with 47, were Barbara Mullett, Diana Gee, Anne Verplanke and Val Daniels ahead of Lady Vice Captain Sue Ritchie, Jennifer Pyle and Judith Newberry with 45.

At the coffee morning, the club captain John Stabb with his wife came along to support the event.

The cake stall was, as always, popular. The books, jigsaws and lucky dips were also well supported. The indoor putting competition was eventually won by Jane Watts after a "putt off" with lady vice captain Sue Ritchie. This year it was decided the beautiful Simnel cake, made and donated by Jenny Raison, would be "guess the weight" The winner was president Anne Davies.

Has spring finally sprung? Some of the Seniors obviously thought so with a turnout of 82 players and some excellent scores in this week's Stableford. The winner of Division One was Geoff Filtness with an impressive score of 41pts, followed by Fred Thomas on 39pts, John Bevan on 38pts, with Stan Squire and Ron Craig also in the prizes, 37pts each.

Division Two saw Alan Rowley head the field for the second time in a week with 41.

Second place went to Jack Phillips with 40 on countback from Brian Morrison. David Ive and Paul Ritchie completed the prize positions both with 39.

AXE CLIFF - The main club competed this Sunday, in good conditions, for the March Medal. Division one was won by Andrew Hellier with a nett 69.

Second place went to Chris Glover with a nett 71 and in third place was Charles Griffin with a nett 72. Division two was won by Andy Gabb with a nett 65. Second was Tim Phillips with a nett 67, third was Richard Orsman with a nett 69.

The ladies played their annual Bring and Win Stableford competition over 15 holes in cold windy conditions which reflected in the scores. The winner was Barbara Cummings on the back nine ruling from Sandra Walker - both on 23pts. All the ladies received a prize from the lady captain.

Conditions were unexpectedly favourable for the Seniors' March Medal last Friday. The winner, with 38 pts, was Mike Tomes (17) who had two birdie 2s on his card. Not to be outdone the runner-up John Mant (21) also bagged two birdie 2s in his score of 36 points. Two players returned cards of 35 points and third, on the inward half ruling, went to Iain Bain (13) with Derek Williamson (24) the unlucky player to miss out.


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