Tony's golf was pure Axminster!

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:00 15 June 2010

TONY MILLER left the 18th green at Lyme Regis Golf Club on Sunday, paused for some lunch and then set off for work.

TONY MILLER left the 18th green at Lyme Regis Golf Club on Sunday, paused for some lunch and then set off for work. There should have been a red carpet waiting for him when he arrived at Axminster Carpets to begin his night shift but then they didn't know that Tony had just won his first trophy since joining the club 15 years ago.It was the Langmoor Trophy, a complicated competition where players score +, 0 or - on each hole and Tony scored +7, more than enough to leave the rest of the field behind.He put his success down to "playing steady all the way round" but he did more than that on the final two holes, a birdie on the par 4 17th from 5ft and almost one on the 18th as his putt just lipped out.If he had counted each shot, Tony would have ended with a 67, four below par. His handicap was reduced from 12 to 11.Runner up was Vernon Trott with + 5 and third was Fraser Hughes from Broadwindsor with +4.


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