Sports in Axminster

Love was in the air at Axe Cliff

By Philip Evans

20th Feb 2022 | Golf

Axe Cliff Ladies ladies were lucky last Wednesday when the wind was not as strong as had been forecast so they were able to enjoy a Valentine's special Stableford. They had to pick two different hearts each, playing in pairs, before they went out, and on the back of each hearts was the number of a hole where they were to double their score.

At the end of 15 holes they added their score together and the result was a very clear winning duo -Pauline Willis and Jo Hopgood with 58 points. Jill Wellington and Ange Higgins were second with 51 points and Stella Thompson and Sandra Walker third on 47 points.

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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.

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Axe Cliff Golf Club Ladies enjoyed competing in their fourth round of their Winter League competition last Wednesday with a good turnout.

To have a good score you needed to be called Jo with first place going to Jo Donmall with 31 points over the 15-hole Stableford, leaving Jo Hopgood to take second spot with 29 points. There is now only one round left to complete before the overall winner is declared. Will she be a Jo ?

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Another hole in one for Richard Gibbons at Axe Cliff

The Men's section at Axe Cliff Golf Club have been active as always with completion last Sunday of their Daily Mail Foursomes competition.

Messrs D. Hales and D. Hodder won with a very good net 63, beating the strong pairing of A. Anning and J. Gait who had 65, leaving Seniors Stuart Mackie and Alan Morgan to take third spot with a fine 68.

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Senior's Captain John Hanna makes a presentation catering manager Clare who is leaving the club

By Dave Bruce

I think so many Axe Cliff golfers wanted to walk off their Christmas puddings that they turned out in their droves on New Year's Eve. The car park was jammed full probably because Axe Cliff was most likely to be the only local course open after Thursday's downpour.

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Karin Cox (left) and Stella Thompson (right) being presented by captain Anne Jarvis the first ever Joint Golfer of the Year trophy

Last Monday Axe Cliff Golf Club Ladies held their presentation of trophies at the clubhouse, organised by secretary Caroline Bond and captain Anne Jarvis.

This was followed by their Christmas Lunch being a very nice carvery cooked by Clare and her Christmas helpers. They also provided festive glasses , crackers and a nicely laid-out table. Sandra Walker provided the Wine in lieu of her hole-in-one earlier in the year when playing with husband Chris.

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