Fantastic weekend of late summer weather and we welcomed Farleigh to Surrey National for our penultimate league match. League position is not good, we need some solid wins and results to go our way. A regular fixture to look forward is Farleigh at home (as well as the away match early in the year). We’ve had some close games in the past and the Farleigh lot are always very very competitive.
After another indifferent breakfast, Wayne and Tom were out first up against Farleigh’s Brian and Mark. Our boys playing well (“Wayne had turned up” according to Beef), and were faced with an 11 handicapper finishing the front nine, 2under gross, which is 25pts! Plus he’d never played the course before. Ouch. In the face of that scoring, our boys got their heads down and turned in a fantastic 1up win.
Myself and Rob out next… Rob dropped putts in the first few holes, especially on the 3rd for a great up and down from behind the tree… 20yards from the back of the green. I halved the 4th with a birdie with James before Rob’s shot took the 5th. 4up after 5 and looking good. Farleigh boys steadied things, helped with 3 handicapper James’ great short game. Both sides missed some putts but we managed to come in 4 up with Rob taking the last with a shot.
Dom and Steve Head had a tough game with Farleigh’s Harry hitting a n impressive run of birdies and an eagle on the back nine… but our boys couldn’t stave off going down by 4.
So overall, only one up, but the new ‘dream team’ of Jaggs and Loveless bought in another consecutive league win by 3 holes.
Graham proud of shedding blood for the team. The actual story being slightly less dramatic, the holly bush he was hunting a ball in flicked a branch back to catch his ear. One nick later, a dribble of claret and a new League ‘hero’ was born. Well braved Mr Lovely.
Some time later…. Scotty and Mark came in against their captain Lee (Farleigh club champ this year), and Gary. Low handicaps all around and a very close match ended 1 up to them.
Fixture lived up to its usual dramatics, a very close game and with barely an expection, all played in good competitive spirits. Thanks to the Farleigh boys. Hasn’t shifted our league position but lets see what happens when we host Surrey Downs later in September.
Click to see the Men’s 2018 current League table.
Don’t forget the Men’s Final Day 2018 is at Surrey National, Friday 26th October!