Moxon Fossil trophy success for the East Devon captain’s team

PUBLISHED: 14:03 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:03 18 September 2018

Golf club and ball

Golf club and ball


The Moxon Fossil was the latest trophy played for (not sure about the grammar - suggestions on a postcard, please!) by the seniors at East Devon, writes Paul Willoughby.

Now, this trophy may need some explaining: Geoffrey Moxon was an Exmouth solicitor and latterly senior partner of W H Linford Brown and Sons, now Everys.

He was a member of the club many years ago and donated the trophy to the Seniors.

Now ‘Fossil’ is another matter; we know the usual meaning but, in addition, the dictionary definition also suggests that a fossil is ‘…a person..(who) is outdated or incapable of change’.

Now, surely Geoffrey Moxon wasn’t suggesting that his fellow club members could fall into that category – was he?! Incidentally, the word comes from the Latin, ‘fossilis’ meaning something ‘dug up’!

Next time you’re in the clubhouse after a seniors’ competition, just have a look around you! (Yes, OK, so I’m one of them!)

Two snippets of news for you. Firstly, our own Justin Rose has become World Number One for the first time after finishing runner-up at the BMW Championship in Pennsylvania.

A lot will be expected of him as part of the Ryder Cup team – no pressure then, Justin!

Secondly, you should know that the Kazakstan Open took place at the Zhailjau Golf resort between 13 and 16 September.

I must admit I never thought Kazakstan would have a golf course at all, let alone host an Open, but they have.

The photos of the resort are quite stunning with snow-capped mountains overlooking a first class course. Now that would be quite a (golfing) experience, so watch out Spain!

The Moxon Fossil was played in pairs as a four-ball better ball Stableford with one pair representing the vice captain of the seniors (Charlie Kerslake) and the other the captain (Martin Wisdom).

Tension was high. Nerves were taut, eyes were peeled, ears were pricked (no thoughts of Almaty – that’s the capital of Kazakstan – just showing off!) pencils were licked, scorecards checked and the captain’s team were declared the winners with a total score of 894 points to the vice captain’s 868.

Although this was a team game, particular mention should be made of Paul Maslen and Stephen Murray, who amassed a total of 46 Stableford points for the vice captain’s team.

Well done, you two; that’s very impressive play – maybe Kazakstan could be on your golfing itinerary for 2019?

Other Sport Stories

12 minutes ago

Harry Tincknell’s Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT finished third at the Six Hours of Fuji in Japan on Sunday.

Read more

Sidmouth Town Under-15s went down 4-1 on their visit to Honiton for an Exeter and District Youth League game played out in the strong winds thrown up by Storm Callum.

Read more

Exmouth Town are through to the second round of the FA Vase following a very hard-earned victory over a gritty and resilient Elburton Villa, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more

Exmouth Nomads were in hastily-arranged action at Cullompton where they produced a dominant performance to win 53-5.

Read more

The Budleigh men played their second match in the Sidmouth League against Lyme Regis, writes David Roberts.

Read more

The Lombard Rally Bath will recreate part of what the Lombard RAC Rally was to rally fans throughout England, Wales and Scotland, giving drivers the opportunity to revisit some of the stages which were central to the competition in 1976 when the city of Bath was home to the world championship event, writes Geoffrey Pickett

Read more
Yesterday, 13:05

Four swimmers from Exmouth Masters travelled to Weston-super-Mare to compete in the Swim England South West Region Masters Championships, writes Marcus Allen.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:40

All at Madeira Bowls Club were simply delighted to learn of our gardening team’s success at the Exmouth in Bloom presentation evening attended by Joy Penberthy and secretary David Macaulay, writes Jean Healey.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:39

Exeter teams dominated prizegiving at the Bradleys East Devon Youth League awards evening, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:33

With the 2018 eventing season drawing to its conclusion, Bicton Arena will be in celebratory mood next weekend with its four-day international competition, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications