Lee’s Match report
Upon arriving to the club at 7.10 and after hitting a few balls on the range with the usual range members, Hew & Alan Gollop, then walking into the club house and seeing a very awake sober Steve McNally I was very worried. Seeing Steve McNally sober on a Sunday morning is not the usual sight.
Once confirming with Mr Yule that he would preferably play in the singles and myself partnering the coiled spring that is Mr Jaggsy, I sat down with Neil Lawrence to put the matches together.
Wayne Nowak and Steve “unusually sober” McNally vs Tom & Dennis Austin. My first thoughts were that it was going to be a tight match until hearing that they easily brushed them aside with a 5&3 win, I did hear that Mr Nowak was holing chips for Nett Eagles to Tom’s delight. Great result to start.
James “Scottish” Murtagh & Alan “buzz lightyear” Gollop vs TBC, this was my guaranteed win of the day, after Scottish shot 22 points yesterday and Alan being the biggest bandit on the planet to date, I had all confidence in this going our way. After speaking to Alan he said that Scottish was on fire and Alan came in when he needed to a very comfortable win 3&2, no mention of the ball in the carpark on 16!!
Co-captain Feasey & Matt “high and right” Jaggsy vs Jez “steady” Richardson & George “Alan no.2″ Finch. After going 2 down through four and noticing that they were 2 under par with a net eagle on 4 I thought it was going to be tough. Not doing very much wrong we lost 4&2, with some dubious sneaky improving lies going on from the SMUGS. After George hit a drive down 16 leaving a wedge in playing off of 17 we were defeated, so beware of the dodgy paramedics. Famous quote from our match ” I did play in a club comp once before, but it was a while ago”.
Simon “be happy” Bailey & Matt “I need to beat myself up a bit more” Strong vs John vicars & Mark “geezer” Woodruff. Speaking to the very positive Matt Strong he said “Mr Bailey was awesome and I was S**T” so with just a 2&1 loss I would like to say well played Simon and better luck next time Mr Strong.
After the four doubles matches, we were 2-all
Scott Yule vs Clive Heard, all you need to know is that Scott Yule shot a 90 and only lost on the 18th, so the quality of golf in this match was of a very very very low standard to where it should have been. Scott’s final quote of the day before leaving “I will not be playing 3 days of golf on the spin ever again”, unlucky Scott and Sunderland!!
Alan Savill vs Nick Brown. As Al strolled in late, I gave him his opponent and said don’t be intimidated by his big hitting, so Alan decided to shoot a 76 and win 4&2 then walk into the club house with a cheeky smile looking like he had put no effort in to win at all… just wait until your married!!!!
Hew “not so awesome anymore” Whitefoord vs David fielding. Hearing that Hew was 4 down after 10 I couldn’t believe what I was hearing but David was apparently having a very good game, so he finally lost on the 17th. That is 2 losses for Hew now, I am not sure whether he can handle singles match play, maybe it is time to become a doubles player.
After seeing all of the names drawn together there was one name Neil had not called out which was his own. So when he said who is your last single player, after laughing inside I said, Mr Tony Betteridge, Neil’s reply was “are you f**king joking” so when we saw Tony was 4-foot from the pin for par on the 18th and being 1 up we knew the game was his. I did hear that the game was played in good spirit.
So the match finished 8 – 8 which for a team with no availability and some of the team lacking in sleep due to birthdays the result is a good one. Well played to those who won, and to those who lost we need to prove we should be in the team including myself.
Roll on the 9th March against The Enemy.
Weekend Swindle Results
Saturday Swindle saw 21 head out with Al Gollop taking the overall. The sooner he has an under5 handicap in the Swindle the better!
Sunday’s Swindle was somewhat reduced with 7 in the field. Phil Macve, decked out in his light spearmint-green Galvin costume, came in as winner and cannily took the winnings in the absence of any handicap adjustments.