Rob Gove's fine 68 nett wins it

PUBLISHED: 18:07 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:10 15 June 2010

Axe Cliff Golf: The main club played for the Byrt Trophy invitation competition this weekend. The winner was Charlie Griffin (8) with Mr Taylor from Lyme Regis with 72 points.

Axe Cliff Golf: The main club played for the Byrt Trophy invitation competition this weekend.

The winner was Charlie Griffin (8) with Mr Taylor from Lyme Regis with 72 points.

Home player winner was Richard Gibbons.

The August Medal played on the following Sunday was won yet again by Richard Gibbons winning three out of four of the last medals, reducing his handicap to single figures (9) with a net 65. Well done, Richard.

Second with a net 68 was Alex Todd, reducing his handicap to seven and beating Mike Rymer (11) on the back nine.

Winner of the division 2 was Andy Gabb with a net 68, reducing his handicap to 23. Second was Chris Alexander (13) with a net 69.

Seniors' Section: After last Thursday's deluge, the weather relented for the Seniors' August Medal on the following day although there was a sharp shower mid-morning and more rain for the late starters.

As a result, only three competitors from a field of 40 starters equalled or bettered par.

First place went to Rob Gove (19) with a fine 68 nett while the next two players both carded 70 nett.

Second place on the better inward half ruling went to Guy Buckle (26) with Chris Jowett (17) having to settle for third place.

Everone was delighted not only to see Guy back in action now that he had solved his "buggy" problems but returning to winning ways.

Two days earlier, the Seniors travelled to north Devon to play Libbaton in an inter-club match. Despite an overnight thunderstorm, play went ahead at noon uninterrupted until the final match on the 18th hole.

Although the top match went Axe Cliff's way, the home team had strength in depth and ran out winners by four and a half to one and a half.

Winning combination for Axe Cliff was Brian Blackwood and Geoff Hughes and the half point was gained by Malcolm Glass and Iain Bain.

The Ladies were very lucky with the weather on Monday and enjoyed playing a friendly match with Sidmouth at their home club.

Axe Cliff were the winners with Pauline Standerwick and Hazel Williamson, Janet Dack and Chris Drew and Sandra Walker and Liz Wheeldon winning their matches.

On Wednesday, the August Stableford was played. Winner of the first division was Glenda Board (19) with 38 points. Second division winner was Alison Cook (28) with 34 points.

Also a nine-hole stableford was played when the winner was Liz Wheeldon (23) with 16 points.

By Janet Dack

Axe Cliff Golf

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