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

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know the usual meaning but, in addition, the dictionary definition also suggests that a fossil is ‘…a person..(who) is outdated or incapable of change’.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

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