Mixed stableford at a soggy Axe Cliff

Wet and wilds conditions at Axe Cliff GC

Wet and wilds conditions at Axe Cliff GC - Credit: Axe Cliff GC

Despite an awful week of weather wise, we were able to hold a fun friendly game with the format being a team of three, comprising two men and a woman at Axe Cliff Golf Club.  
Played as a stableford with the two best scores on each hole to count, but the ladies score had to count on at least six holes, which was no trouble for young Barbara Cummings, last year's Captain. 
Barbara joined with Paul Curtin and former club champion at his previous club Terry Atkins to record 79 points.  
I did feel sorry for Jill Wellington, who drew the short straw and got myself and Micky Swann as partners. Thank the Lord that she came in on every hole we scored, otherwise we would not have got our 59 points to win the Mars Bars. 
The club is inviting new, returning and current golfers to attend Open Days on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6. Each day, there will be two sessions at 1pm (women & girls only) and 3pm (mixed) on Saturday, and two mixed sessions on Sunday at 2pm &4 pm.   
Each session will include one hour of coaching from a PGA Professional, followed by an opportunity to play a few holes of the course guided by club members. Afterwards, refreshments will be provided in the clubhouse.  
If you haven’t played before and wonder if golf is a game you would enjoy, come along and give it a try. Golf clubs and balls can be provided and this will be a great opportunity to get some instruction from a qualified golf coach and learn the basics of hitting the ball. 
For those who have tried golf before but think the time might be right to get back into the game, this is a chance to brush up on your technique and shake off some of that rust. For the occasional or regular golfer there is always something new to learn and no better way than following the guidance of a PGA Professional. 
The Open Days are free, so to book your place, call 01297 21754 or email stewardsataxecliffgc@gmail.com 

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