Stella wins trophy for Axe Cliff GC

Stella Thompson and her trophy

Stella Thompson and her trophy - Credit: Axe Cliff Golf

What a time for our Ladies Section. They maybe small but they are certainly great and none greater than our young Stella Thompson. 
She was only just eligible, by a few days, to play in the prestigious Devon Ladies Venerable Vets Championships held at Honiton recently, where some 100 ladies played their hearts out.  
Stella, I am delighted and proud to say , won and you can see her excitement in our photo by Margaret Kenchington. A magnificent trophy to put in her Trophy Cabinet.  
She didn't know the result for some while, only after getting home, when she was informed in the evening and has been on cloud nine ever since. In the same event, Sandra Walker also won her division so a great day for Axe Cliff.  
Last Wednesday saw nine lady members invite two guests to join them in a team event where the best two scores counted.  
It was dry with a cool wind and enjoyed by Margaret Kenchington and her guests from Hampshire who won the Invitation with a very good 79 pts, closely followed by Karin Cox and her friends from Dorset & Devon with 77 pts.  
The best back 9 was won by Caroline Bond & ladies from Devon and best front 9 went to Jo Hopgood with her ladies from Dorset. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and wonderful buffet & dessert afterwards in the clubhouse with a lovely atmosphere.  
The good news continues with the Ladies Section winning their 1/4 final last Friday against Sidmouth @ Crediton and now play the semi-final of the Shelagh Creasey competition at Teign Valley on the 17th September.  
Not such an exciting time for our Seniors but a good turn-out for the Harris Tankard last Friday with some fine scoring, not least by Richard Bush, who is in great form and feeling 10 years younger after winning with 40 points.  
Rob Heard took second spot with a good 39 pts. Third & fourth went to countback on 37 pts with Bill Polley given the final spot on the podium from Colin Hales. Well done to Richard in beating Bill Polley, who won last year also with, I think, 40 pts. Bill now has to give the Tankard to Richard with a pint of his choice in it. 

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