Sun shines as Hughes and Stroud win Axe Cliff seniors’ Anniversary Salver pairs
PUBLISHED: 11:19 28 April 2018
A team of 12 Axe Cliff seniors managed to maintain their unbeaten home performances by beating a strong team from Long Sutton, beating the Somerset side four-and-a-half to one-and-a-half, writes Dave Bruce.
The best individual team was the pairing of Pete Motson and Paul McGuire, who won seven-and-six.
Other fine wins came from the pairings of Bill Polley and Steve Gibson, Rob Heard and Rob Grove and Bob Graham and Leighton Morgan.
Captain Dave Bruce, thanks to his playing partner, John Mant, managed to halve their match on the last hole.
On Friday, with the best golf weather of the week, some 40 members fought out a monthly medal. The overall winner was Alan Morgan with an astounding round of nett 66. Even Dave Bruce, with a nine and an eight on our two par five holes, came in with his best round for a couple of years with a nett 69.
He explained his unusual success was due to club professional Andrew Thompson! Andrew had re-gripped all Dave’s clubs and even cleaned them for him so that Dave felt he was playing with brand new top clubs! It just shows that we all need to look after our clubs.
Dave Weston came in third with a fine nett 70, followed by three other players on 71. On countback positions they were ‘Welsh’ Dave Evans, ‘Tall’ Steve Gibson and vice captain Bob Graham, keeping up his good form.
There were four twos recorded, scored by Alan Morgan, John Purdy, with his much-improved putting, Robbie Robinson and even Norman Bowles.
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