Super seniors shining at Axe Cliff Golf Club

Birds eye view of Axe Cliff Golf Club

Birds eye view of Axe Cliff Golf Club - Credit: Archant

Last week, both the Ladies and the Seniors at Axe Cliff Golf Club had reasonable weather or, at least, they did not get wet.  
The Ladies held their qualifying round to see which two pairs will represent the club at the County Express & Echo Shield to be held later in September at Exeter Golf & Country Club.  
They all fought well with the winners being the strong pairing of Caroline Bond and Jill Wellington with 32 points. The second successful team was professionally trained young Stella Thompson and in-form Karin Cox with 28 pts. 
Some 40+ Seniors took part in the prestigious Lavarack Stick if they were old enough, as they had to be 70 or older on the day.  
Younger players were just in for the prize money for the Stableford divisions. The Lavarack Stick is normally displayed on a wall in the clubhouse as we don't like the winner to take home an old hickory walking stick presented to the Section in 1977 by one Frederick Lavarack.  
Currently, it’s in Dave Bruce's house, along with all the other trophies waiting to be presented to all the winners of 2020. We should soon be able to organise a Presentation Day and Dave cleans them every day. 
Octogenarian Gerry Turner won the trophy from last year's winner, another Octogenarian, Sid Pember with a fine 33 points. In second place was favourite Brian Thompson, being his first eligible attempt since reaching 70 in January. 
Mind you he was very close on 32 points and must have missed a short putt somewhere in the competition. Dave Evans took third place with a solid 31 points.  
Eggman Paul Curtin was top in Div1 with 32 pts and looks forward to being eligible in a couple of years. Also about the same time as Peter Casey will be who won Div2 with 30 pts. 
It is not too late to book your spot in our free opens next weekend June 5 & 6.  
If you are thinking of taking golf up or simply wanting to improve your present standard with the help of a PGA trained professional, full details on our website. There are very few sport activities that you can still enjoy in old age, as Gerry will confirm. 

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