Silver Salver Cup at Axe Cliff Golf

Silver Salver winners being congratulated by Captain John Hanna. L-R  Malcolm Glass, Rob Heard, John Hanna and Gerry Turner

Silver Salver winners being congratulated by Captain John Hanna. L-R Malcolm Glass, Rob Heard, John Hanna and Gerry Turner - Credit: Brian Thompson

It was a close fight in good weather amongst the Seniors for the Silver Salver Cup at Axe Clif Golf Club last Friday. 

In teams of three, where one score counts on holes 1-6; two on holes 7-12, leaving all three to count on the final six, it is imperative for the successful teams to finish well.  

Octogenarian Gerry Turner with his boyish smile, top guitarist Malcolm Glass and Rob Heard showed their class to win with an amazing 85 stableford points, but were pushed all the way by last year's Captain Rob Grove, young Peter Casey and top ukulelest Mick Swann, who managed 82 points.  

Third place went to another strong team of Tony Snell, Bob Berry and Dave Sammons with a fine 77 points, and Tony scored the only 2 of the day on the challenging 7th hole.  

Well done to Tony Strong after winning the Scratch Cup for his 10th time, beating Gerry Binmore, who fought well but found Tony in his best form. Many congratulations Tony - what a record for a fine player. 

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It was another busy week for our ladies with two couples representing the club at Dawlish for the Warren Crocus a County Foursomes and six others playing Lyme Regis in a friendly. 

Both groups fought well but found the inclement conditions too difficult. In better conditions on Wednesday, at home, they showed their class with some good scores in the annual Vets Bowl.  

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Stella Thompson, our Venerable County Champion, continues to shine, taking first place with a net 77 medal round, chased all the way by Sandra Walker with a 79 and last year's Captain Barbara Cummings claimed the final podium spot with 81.  

Jo Hopgood, over the two rounds of the putting contest, won with a steady 61 putts. 

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