Winning start for Axe Cliff Ladies and Seniors

Axe Cliff plans for a new car park and ticket office

Axe Cliff plans for a new car park and ticket office - Credit: Simon Wellington

The Axe Cliff Ladies played their first Trophy Competition of the season, the Centenary Niblick, which was won by our new member Ang Higgins with 31 points. Jill Wellington came second with 30 and Pauline Willis took third place with 27.  

Jill Wellington and Karin Cox did the Club proud by beating a strong pairing from East Devon in the second round of the Daily Mail Foursomes on their own ground by 2 & 1.  

Jill must be in some fine form at present, as she also won last week's Medal Round with a fine nett 70 from Pauline Willis, who had a 71 and Jo Hopgood on 75. 

The Men's section also played their Centenary Niblick Trophy recently, with Nigel Pritchard winning with a nett 71, closely pushed by Alan Morgan and Tom Spencer both on 72, Alan winning the countback. 

The Seniors had their annual Captains Charity Trophy competition recently but the weather depleted the attendance to some 15 hardy members. Our Captain David Lacey won with a very good 38 points. Eggman, Paul Curtin, came second with 36, on countback from Chis Walker. 

David did well to also raise £120 in his raffle for his Charity and thanked all those who bought tickets and donated prizes. 

Good Friday saw lots of Seniors and Men Section playing behind them, so the poor old Seniors had to get a move on, which is not easy in lovely warm sunshine- well it wasn't for Geoff Hughes, myself and Mark Wisby. We sensibly jumped a few holes to get out of their way and enjoy our normal picnic in peace and safety. It was good to see a good contingent of the Men's section enjoying a drink outside the clubhouse on their day off. 

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Like the Ladies, the Seniors did well to beat a strong team from Woodbury Park in their Emerton Court first Match, winning all five games. I assume it was at home but puts them in a comfortable position before their away game. The Emerton Court is Devon's FA Cup equivalent, with winners going through to the next round decided by ballot.