Walker wins Scratch Cup

PUBLISHED: 13:36 26 August 2009 | UPDATED: 00:03 16 June 2010

The main club competed this Sunday in great conditions for the Santer Stevens Cup with difficult Bogey format, writes Helen Gaudie.

The main club competed this Sunday in great conditions for the Santer Stevens Cup with difficult Bogey format.

Trevor Part (21) won with +5 - unlucky Alex Todd (9) had the same score but a poor back nine and third was Matt Bond (2) with +3.

On Thursday the ladies and the men played for the Gruesome Cup, a Greensome competition played over 14 holes in lovely balmy conditions. The winners were Captain Steve Anning and Sandra Walker with 31 points, second was lady captain Chris Drew and the seniors' captain Chris Walker with 27 points.

The ladies played their friendly match against Taunton Vale ladies on Monday, the format was four ball better ball. The Axe Cliff ladies played their socks off and won 2-0 and halving two. The winning pairs were Helen Gaudie/Alison Cook and Pauline Standerwick/ Margaret Brown, the halves were Chris Drew/Janet Dack and Liz Wheeldon/Mary Gipps. l The ladies played their scratch/Handicap Cups competition on Wednesday in summer sunshine.

The winner of the Scratch Cup was Sandra Walker (14) with a nett 76 and the Handicap Cup was won by Barbara Cummings (25) also with a nett 76. She also won the medal on the back nine ruling.

l In the Seniors' Section in the past week there were two return inter-club matches, both at home.

The first against Windwhistle produced a fine 41/2-11/2 victory. Winning pairings for Axe Cliff were Chris Walker/Morrison Brown: Terry Jessup/Geoff Hughes: Keith Wilson/ Rob Grove and Peter Motson/Norman Stone. The half point was won by Malcolm Glass/Bryan Dale. Although the earlier match against Windwhistle was lost, the overall score was 61/2-51/2 in Axe Cliff's favour.

The second with Bridport was also a win by the narrow margin of 31/2- 2 1/2 .

Winning combinations for Axe cliff were Gilbert Cox/Terry Jessup: Tony Strong /Hugh Willis and Chris Jowett/Morrison Brown. The half point was won by Chris Walker and Guy Buckle.

This win was significant as the home team was playing short. Malcolm Glass had to play on his own and only narrowly lost 3/2 to an experienced Bridport duo. This victory completed the double win over Bridport which is real achievement in itself.

Playing alongside Helen Gaudie and Malcolm Glass in the annual Mixed Greensome at Lyme Regis last Saturday, Iain Bain partnered Gina Churchill from Tiverton to take fourth prize in a field of about 50 couples with a score of 41 points.

The total contained a five point hole at the third where Iain sunk his tee shot for an ace. This was only his second hole-in-one in a long golfing life and equalled Malcolm's total, as he recently had his second ace when he sank his tee shot at the par three seventh at Ashley Wood

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