Axe Cliff golfers enjoy fun event

By Philip Evans

15th Feb 2022 | Golf


Axe Cliff Golf club Ladies recently enjoyed a fun game with the Seniors pairing up for a 15-hole stableford match on a very windy and cold day. Despite the weather there were some very good scores with five pairs over 30 points.

Terry Atkins was lucky enough to have Jo Hopgood as his lady partner and they both played their socks off with an excellent score of 37 points, equivalent to being seven shots below the combined par to win the day.

Not far behind was Rob Grove and Jill Wellington

on an impressive 35 points. I think Jill must be getting demob happy. Last Friday some 42 Seniors packed the car park to compete in a very popular Florida Scramble fun game. They played as 14 three-person teams and had to pick a reliable captain for each team. The complicated rules stipulated that all members drive off on each hole and the captain picks the best drive. The player whose drive is picked will not play the next shot but the other two will from his position. This format carries on until the ball is holed but to make it fair at least five drives must be picked for each player leaving three holes to go to whoever the captain picks. It was a lovely day and not too cold or windy as evidenced by some good scoring and very close results. The winners were Richard Orsman, Tony Strong and John Purdy with 40 points - my guess the captain was Tony Strong. Second, on countback, went to another strong team of Adrian Bishop, Brian Thompson and Rob Grove - my guess of captain would be Brian Thompson. Third and fourth were also decided on count-back with 39 points but guessing the captains was more difficult. Third spot went to Mike Wickins, Gerry Binmore and the in-form Peter Petherbridge, who should have been captain based on all the trophies he won last year but Mike is probably the most sensible. That left Chris Walker, Steve Thompson and last year's Senior captain , John Hanna. You can see my predicament but I'll go for Steve Thompson with his lower handicap. Grateful thanks must go to David Lacey, the present club captain, for not only preparing the cards for each team but also collating the results to announce the winners later in the clubhouse.

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