Great golf in traditional mixed match for Axe Golf Club

Captains Paula Heasman & David Lacey presenting Golf Balls to the first two winning teams in their fun Mixed Match

Captains Paula Heasman & David Lacey presenting Golf Balls to the first two winning teams in their fun Mixed Match - Credit: Rob Grove

Axe Cliff Seniors enjoyed another friendly Mixed Match with the Ladies, played in great Spirit and tremendous fun for all, despite the challenging weather.  

It was played in teams of three, one lady and two men and 24 teams took part. There was a strong wind for everyone to contend with and, unfortunately, the last few groups got rain as well. Despite this they managed good scores. 

First place with a terrific 56 points went to Pauline Willis, Paul Curtin, and Andrew Thompson. Second place on countback (52) was Sandra Walker, Terry Atkins and Robin Bell and third place went to Anne Jarvis, Rob Grove and David Evans. 

Hot Soup and roll was ready in the clubhouse to warm the chilly golfers, followed by a presentation by Captains’ Paula Heasman and David Lacey to the successful teams. 

On the best day of the week, last Friday, sadly I could not play, as I had promised my wife Sharon, that I would help in our house move to our finished bungalow in Scalwell Lane - difficult for some Seniors to understand but she was driving the removal van after all! 

Despite my absence, we had an excellent turnout and a good number of decent scores for the March Medal, and delighted to see our Captain David Lacey win overall and top Division Two with a below par nett 69, followed by Octogenarian Gilbert Cox with a fine 72 and, not so old, Chris Alexander on 73. 

Terry Atkins, showing why he was the Club Champion of his previous club, took the honours in Division One with a very good nett 70. Second place went to Roger Hill on 72 but only on countback from Treasurer Bill Polley who had to be satisfied with third place. 

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