Scratch your heads to remember a better end of October afternoon for golf. A great day saw perfect Autumn conditions for our annual Orignals Vs Swashbucklers Ryder Cup match. Phil produced the pink embroidered hats for the Swashbucklers… Strongbow swiftly gave his to John the marshal to ‘look after’.
Shirt sleeves for most as we all headed out to play the matches.
Captain for the Originals, Graham Adams, for the Swashies, Stevie Mc, both bought their teams together in pairs and singles in “honest” tough matchplay.
Match Report: Originals 2015 Captain Mr Graham Adams
Ryder Cup Sat 31 Oct 2015.
I could say “Lovely autumnal day, match played in good spirit and we really enjoyed the company and competition.”
Or I could say “They think its all over ……… it is now!” Originals 10 Swashbucklers 6! (Points of course not goals, but then we didn’t have Jeff Hurst on our side)
Whichever it makes no difference it’s the challenge not the result that matters. Not seeing everyone play makes it difficult for me to comment on how it went, but the results indicate by and large it was a tough match for most. Matt and Rob getting us off to a good start and Brian and Dom solidifying the lead. Hew played a pivotal roll in the pairs for Swashbucklers getting a magnificent hole in one on the 13th and almost eagling the 14th. He then played a pivotal role in the bar with his bar card, well done mate.
Peter and Mushi fought hard but went down to the 2 Matts (Casanova and Strongbow), leaving the match evenly balanced.
The singles went our way Professor Asif, Bazza and Simon winning well against good golfers. Bazza if your opponent dumps his ball in the water on the 18th it might be sporting but not essential you dump yours in as well!
Steve, I hope they don’t give you a hard time mate, but if they do I know a good Indian Restaurant in Caterham that has a sound proof room downstairs …… where Gordon Thompson was sacked as captain last year, if they ask you out for a curry beware!!
Match Report: Swashbucklers Vice Capt Phil Macve
As the fog crept through the valley, the troops gathered for the first round of the eagerly awaited Ryder Cup and what a round to start for us, against our own swindle team, The Originals. Steve drew up the battle plan and collected the tenners whilst I tried to flog as many pink hats as I could, 12 gone 7 left!
Once the fog had gone, the sun shone and it just got warmer and warmer, as good a day as we have had all year, in fact it was the hottest November day on record, 22 degrees, amazing.
Graham came over with his team and the draw was done, everyone waiting with baited breath. It’s a funny game golf and whenever you say anyone but him, chances are you will get him, and so it was. The singles draw put Tony vs Simon, I should be off single figures Christain, Snasher vs Boney, Wayne (jumping for joy) vs Jerry and Lee vs, yes, Assif.
Hew and myself had a tough draw against the Captain, Graham and his sturdy, I haven’t played for 6 weeks, side kick Bryan, a great match which we won 2 and 1, highlight of the day was Hew’s hole in one on the 13th, the best golf shot I have ever seen that wasn’t on TV, a belter, well done mate. Simon and Sean played Rob Hance and new Originals recruit (surely to young for that lot) Matt Walton. Richie and Steve played Brian Chamberlain and recently defected Dom Khan. Our two Matts, J and S, saw off Mushy and Peter and Wayne was the only other winner, not a great day for us but as we all know it’s all about the last day, as long as you are there!
Couldn’t have asked for better weather and a great day was had by all, well done to The Originals.
Whilst large areas of the south east were shivering under a blanket of heavy fog on Sunday, Surrey National was steaming in sunshine. T-shirts, even shorts, were the order of the day.
Lee and Young Peter took the overall win with 32points. Al Gollampost and I were handed a thrashing by a very hungover, but effective Matt Strong and a very solid Mr Assig. At just over 5hours, the round was far far too long but the good company got us round in the end.