Posted on behalf of Philip
On a very wet and windy day Sunday, we played out the Winter Greensomes 5 day final.
I was full of joy after winning the swindle the day before and more importantly getting cut back to 18,18.2 in fact, my dream handicap.
I arrived early and battled the wind and rain on the range for an hour, only two others up there and guess who they were? our old rivals, Newts and Bubba Hance, this was our third time out against them, one all to date.
I had a buggy and after hitting a few chips, trucked down to the car park to meet Mass, neither of us looking forward to the conditions but once you are there and the game is on you’ve just got to get on with it.
We were giving them 3 shots, so had a bit of a run before we had to give one away.
We missed a great chance to go one up at the first after Rob hit the trees with his approach. I had a hundred in from the middle of the fairway which is pretty much where you always are playing Greensomes with Stuart, I didn’t hit it bad but was short and left Stu an awkward chip, we both made 5s so a half to kick off with.
Down the second I had the same shot again but put it on the green this time, Mass left me about a four foot putt which I rapped home, lucky the hole was there and one up the A team.
We were both playing fairly well front nine, well Mass was playing superb actually and I was doing ok, I hit a good drive down six and the first one of mine we used, came away with a half giving a shot, so pleased with that, on eight we used my drive again (honest we did) and Mass hit an absolute peach into the wind to about four feet, I missed the birdie putt but we didn’t need it and won the hole, three up at the turn.
We all seemed to lose the plot a bit down the 10th, halved in sevens which is fairly sad especially as it is probably the easiest hole on the course, all four of us played one shot out of green side bunkers, Mass had to play two! so a bit of a knock, but back in business on the 11th and now 4 up.
I was losing the plot a bit but Mass was still playing superb golf, on 12 we had two putts from about six feet for the win, so I dribbled it up to about a foot and five up. Feeling the end in sight, we bashed away on the 13th, Stuart hitting a fantastic shot to about five foot, they had a long putt which went by and then I holed our putt for a birdie and the match, a fitting end and the first trophy of the season.
A great day despite the weather and a very enjoyable celebration drink afterwards.
Well played Mass, you were awesome.