Match Report by Wayne Nowak
Well many would think that a 5483 yard par 66 would not offer too much of a challenge, but with a electric fast greens and closely knitted fairways you would be truly mistaken.
The course just tucked in behind Wimbledon Centre Court was an absolute treasure with many tree line fairways and water for added fun, which meant most of us took on extra balls for the round.
The team picked itself, after the winning performance against Tyrrells Wood ‘B’ (4 wins and a tied match), so unfortunately no space for our Captain Paul Gilbody.
Stevie Mac got things underway with a sliced tee shot straight over the 18th fairway, but then went on to demolish the course with a stunning 6 over par round, which he finished with two birdies for good measure in his 2 & 1 victory.
Unfortunately the stand-in Captain Bob English went down to very good player 5 & 4, but Jez Richardson came flying back from being 4 down after 6 holes to win his match 3 & 2, what a great effort!!!
Myself and Will Human had two closely contested matches, we nether of us being more than one shot ahead and sadly for Will he went down on the 18th, after having never been down is match, hard luck mate!
My own match was tied on 18th and Terry the oppositions Captain found the fairway bunker with his tee shot, which left me with an open green, which could only be described as a postage stamp, but I only managed to chunk my 9 iron, 10 yards short of the green. On walking towards the green, I was given the news that the match was tied, so out came the Texas Wedge, which just about skipped over the corner of bunker to about 10 feet from the hole. Terry’s chip onto the green left him with good 15 feet to go and after seeing his first putt going 6 feet pass the hole, I had then had the chance of winning the match for the team, but why make things easy! 10 inches pass the hole meant there was still the possibility of a play off hole, but poor old Terry who can be seen in the photo with arms crossed over tells you the story of what happen next!
We are now await the winners from Farleigh ‘B’ v Bletchingley ‘B’ for our first of potentially two home games in row. Come on the ‘B’ Team lets go all the way!!!