On a changable day, Surrey National had to face it’s hardest away game to decide the Surrey Hills League. Performing consistency well throughout the year, it came down to Farleigh ‘away’… a team of low very steady handicappers playing on their own turf. We hadn’t played a warm-up and a number of us hadn’t played any of the holes. With that in mind, a further mix of very determined opponents on some very quick greens, we didnt do too badly but it wasnt enough!
I enjoyed Farleigh. Very nice clubhouse, but a restaurant-y feel rather than a warm ‘bar’. We played the ‘Orange’ course, yellow then red 9’s. Course is fairly long with some very uncompromising rough and quick greens… I’d certainly be up for playing it again sometime… holes required some solid course management which made it a bit tough for us newbies.
On behalf of the whole squad, its a fantastic ‘thanks’ to Sean and his captainship… for keeping us all on time and giving all we can to try and secure each game!
Posted on behalf of Captain Sean
I am afraid we did not win the match, or indeed the league.
We lost by 11 – Unfortunately I had miscalculated when I suggested we have a 17 point advantage going in – (every point we lost, Farleigh gained – so we had to lose by less that 8 to win the league)
- Robert Hance & Shaun Newton – All square
- Sean Savedra & Paul Gilbody – 4 down
- Lee Feasey and Alan Gollop – 1 up
- Hew Whitefoord & Alan Saville – 2 down
- Dave Bull & Bryan Hogben – 6 down
It was definitely our hardest game- so well done to all involved. It would have been fantastic to win the league, but we can’t complain it is an unfair result. We did not win, but we came pretty close, this is our best season to date and the first time we have every challenged the top of the table – Thanks for all your contributions, and good luck to Mark Wheddon as next year’s captain
Even though we did not win – please support the final on the 1st at our place – please confirm if you are available to play, you need to take the day off, but it is a good laugh. I would like to know numbers before the Surrey Hills League AGM on the 15th October
For those of you interested in stats and analysis – read on….
The final match is played tomorrow, but we can still draw some conclusions from the stats – The first one being that we still did pretty well & the second being that Farleigh are a formidable foe
It was a pretty close thing – 6 more points needed (or three against Farleigh)
Interesting to note that we had the best Away average, and that it was our slightly weaker Home average that cost us – Everyone has played our club, Farleigh is less played and has new bunkers and water (not to mention the wind).
Overall we only lost to Farleigh on aggregate:
Here are our scores for the season– the final column adjusts them for Home and Away – out of the 8 matches we only had two that were below par – Home to Surrey Downs and Away to Farleigh