Ravens above!

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:37 15 June 2010

The men at Axe Cliff Golf Club competed in horrendous, windy, rainy and freezing weather conditions for round 1 of the Winter League.

The men at Axe Cliff Golf Club competed in horrendous, windy, rainy and freezing weather conditions for round 1 of the Winter League; the weather affected scoring resulting in very low totals. First with 37 points was M Hubbard and L Snell. Second , with a better back six than third place but poorer back nine than first, were D Quinn and D Hales. This was even more amazing considering Quinn came in soaked to the skin as he forgot to take his waterproofs and Hales had to battle on in the awful conditions on his own. The third placed pair were N Pritchard and A Morgan.The ladies played their second round of the winter league Stableford competition in glorious sunny conditions, after a very cold start. The scores reflected the conditions. In Division One Sandra Walker (14) scored 35 points and in second place was Penny Sweetland (20) with 30 points. The second division was won by Janet Dack (25) with 29 points and with Barbara Cummings (25), with 25 points, second.In the seniors' section 37 turned out for the November Medal, on a bright morning albeit with the occasional shower and cool easterly wind. The scoring showed great consistency although the ultimate winner, George East (26), was out on his own with a nett 69. Five players returned cards of 70 nett including Norman Stone (23), John W White (24), Mike Tomes (17), Peter Knighting (13) and Gerry Turner (10). On his own with 71 was Hugh Wills (20). On the day the biggest winners were the ravens and, by all accounts, they swooped to pinch over 10 balls during the morning's play, including four at one hole from the same group.


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