Tomes lands trophy double at Axe Cliff


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The Axe Cliff seniors July Medal attracted a field of 38, writes Janet Dack.

Most found the dry runny conditions hard to handle, but one competitor did break par, the winner of the medal, Nick Stanton (22) with a 68 nett.

Second, equalling par, was Stuart Mackie (9) with a 70 nett, and third was Captain, John White, (21) with a 71 nett.

There were a brace of two’s from John Mant and Keith Wilson

Earlier in the week the team made the short journey to Honiton where the home team won narrowly 4-2 in a very closely fought game.

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No match was settled earlier than the 17th hole with three ending on the last hole.

The one win for Axe Cliff was secured by John White and Rob Grove, while half points for draws were won by Gilbert Cox and Keith Wilson and Rob Heard and John Mant.

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The previous Friday 37 Seniors took part in two stablefords, The Harris Tankard over 18 holes and the Quarterly Cup over 15 holes.

The winner of both events was Mick Tomes (17).

For the Harris Tankard he scored 38 points, winning on count back from Bill Polley (15).

A point behind in third place was Rob Heard (14).

Geoff Hubbard scored the only two of the day.

In the Quarterly Cup, Tomes had 34 points, while two players scored 32 points.

On count back Bill Polley once again claimed second place with Dave Weston (20) having to settle for third.

In a recent seniors mixed stableford at Sherborne, the competition comprised of better ball for holes one to six, foursome from seven to 12 and greensome from 13 to 18. The main event is over the full 18, but separate prizes are given for each of the three sections.

Axe Cliff’s Helen Gaudie and Malcolm Glass had a purple patch in mid-round and accumulated an amazing 17 points to win the foursomes section.

The prize, a £25 voucher each, was never more richly earned and deserved. Well done, to both.

Played in glorious sunshine at Axe Cliff, the winners of the Terrace Cup Bowmaker Stableford on Sunday last were Dougy Board, Geoff Greenslade and Bill Kitchen with 82 points.

Second place went to Chris Glover, Chris Alexander and Alan Cooper with 77 points.

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