Saturday 12th and the day was set for the big final between Swindle titans, Barry “Its My Swindle” Bone, and Jezza “Guinness Please” Assig.
The players selected Stevie and Brian to accompany them in their final fourball.
The rest of us piled out for a regular Swindle. Despite drizzle on first couple of holes it turned out to be a decent day. After the round, Sean was sitting pretty in the clubhouse on 35 till Henk wandered in with 36points to take the overall and front, Sean was consoled with the back9. Fantashtish Henk!
Playing with Baz and Jez, Steve wasn’t giving anything away as we saw the match follow us around – I did see Jezza up to his knees in the rough above the 12th fairway and suspected things weren’t looking good.
As it turns out, he was just fine and dandy – and took the game on the 15th 5&3.
A very steady Jezza hoovered up 2pts after 2pts on the front nine and not having his best putting day, Barry let Jezza in and his steady game saw him through.
Jezza keeps the very nice large claret trophy for a year, whilst keeping a smaller version. Barry received a trophy as runner up and I was fortunate for a dozen balls coming in 3rd.
Very worthy winner, a gracious loser and a cracking wrap up to the first Swindle knockout.
Lee then made the draw for the 2016 event (complete with numbered ping pong balls), and these will be posted up in due course.
In other news, Jim and Graham L lost out to the Greenwoods on the 2nd extra hole in the pairs, Lee and Gollampost march on past TeamBetts.