Axe Cliff welcome a new men’s captain

 Axe Cliff  welcome a new men’s captain

Introducing the new Axe Cliff Golf Club men’s captain Andy Jeffery

I am delighted to introduce Andy Jeffrey as our young new men’s captain, writes Dave Bruce.

He, and Phil Hellier, are, in my opinion, the mainstay of our club staff, carrying out numerous duties between them.

They look after the bar, the course and are always there to help the seniors sign in for their competitions on our new computer. The pair also take green fees from the many visitors that we

are pleased to welcome to our club and also help with the Pro Shop, which offers a wide choice of clothes, shoes and golf accessories.

Andy has earned everyone’s respect and thanks for his friendliness and helpful attitude to all.

It really is true to say that nothing ever appears too much trouble for him and he can turn his hand to cooking when required. What’s more he makes a mean beef burger – something I am happy to acclaim as I enjoyed such fare, washed down with a perfect coffee, over the past few years…

Andy has lived in Seaton all his life and took up golf in his early teens at Axe Cliff.

I am told that after taking a few years out to go to University, he ended up working in Plymouth where he met his lovely wife Beth.

They wanted to return to Seaton and, thank goodness, Phil recommended him to our club manager, Simon Wellington who was delighted and indeed, smart enough to offer him his present role and welcome him to his small team at Axe Cliff. 

I do know that Andy is very much looking forward to his captaincy, and, with young Harvey Gibbons, as his vice, they are going to make a formidable team.

Judging by his photo that sits with this article, standing up to make a speech should be a doddle for him!

His highlight at playing at Axe was when he captained our B team to a splendid East Devon Shield success, a trophy he hopes they will be allowed to defend that this year.

He does however have to put up with Phil reminding him, all in good humour, of course, that he lost his second round Handicap KO Trophy match to Phil last year by an amazing 10-and-eight!

(However, Phil, I am certain that was because he felt sorry for you with your awful foot injury that we will not mention!)

Andy is very much looking forward to his undoubted challenge this year and he is certainly well equipped to handle it.

Good luck Andy.

Stephen Birley

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