Strong bags Axe Cliff Seniors’ Masters title
PUBLISHED: 16:15 23 June 2015 | UPDATED: 16:15 23 June 2015
After the final two rounds of the competition the expected result of the Axe Cliff Seniors’ Masters was announced with Tony Strong declared the winner by an incredible 16 shot margin over his nearest rivals, writes Rob Grove.
Strong, playing off seven, had produced some really consistent play as he totalled 285 for his four rounds of stroke play golf and left his opponents trailing in his wake.
Keith Wilson (12) came second with a score of 301 just pipping Phil Christmas (24) who scored 302.
Not that Tony had it all his own way during the final round as he carded a net 76, but his lead was too much for the others. On the day Norman Bowles (24) came out on top with a net 73 helped by the only two of the day no doubt. Chris Jowett (15) was back to his old form with 73 and Phil Christmas (24) scored 74 - how he regretted the 12 he scored on one hole!
But the competition was won by the best golfer in the senior section and showed us all what can be achieved with plenty of practice and more consistency.
The seniors’ match against Minehead was a little one sided as Axe Cliff lost by five matches to one although several of the games were tight and the overall result could have been much closer.
Tony Strong (that man again) was then lone winner, but he was helped this time by his playing partner, Nigel Garwood, who was playing in his first senior match and they did beat the Minehead captain who hadn’t lost a match for two years.
Now Mr handicap secretary what are we going to do about these handicaps?
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