Very cold overnight on Friday, and we had a heavy frost together with greens being like rock. Few hangovers around with festive drinks and curries being consumed the night before a few bleary eyes Swashbucklers turned up for their second Ryder cup match against Bob’s Bashers’ playing their first.
Bob himself was around to show support, complete with crutch, we all hope his knee starts behaving soon.
Matchplay really is the only format to play with these conditions. Comedy bounces into greens, bizarre putting, frozen worm casts… can’t play the course or the scorecard, just the other team!
We may have an updated match report from Swashies captain Waynus, thats if he’s sober enough this week!
Jaggsy and I were out against steady Peter and Byron Cup finalist Joe. We had a great match, a couple of early birdes from Matt and myself, saw us take an early lead only to be pegged back by 3 nett birdies from the Bashers. We made the turn all square and it was all to play for.
We managed to put in some solid holes and managed to take the next four holes and inch the match away from Peter and Joe. Going down the 14th we were both in good position, only for some loose shots to open the door for Joe to win. Dormie 4 turned into dormie 3 after a comedy 15th from both Matt and I. However an up and down on the 16th for a par saw us shaking hands and taking it 3&2. A great match played in great spirits.
A couple of matches were already in the clubhouse after Joe and I played out the 17th and 18th (both holes he won!). It was looking good for the Swashies on the scorecard.
Sean chipped in twice for pars and to win holes, WInkle and Tony were down in their singles only to turn the games around for the wins. Solid team performance all round. Only Ian (*cough* Byron Cup winner) went down to the Bashers, a certain wiley decision by Bashers’ team captain James to haul young Luke back from Uni and play Ian in the singles.
Well done to Wayne and all the Swashies, and big thanks to the Bashers.