It was a dry cloudy Spring morning when we trucked off to our first Surrey Hills match of this year – and it was the toughie… Farleigh away. Led by Captain Winkle, we played the Purple course (Blue then Red nines), and the greens were very very fast for mid Spring, rough trimmed but everywhere extremely dry and firm.
Poor old Ben had a mare – driving over his iphone on the way (ask him!) thus being unable to call to say he’d be late. Thankfully, the team was finalised just before tee off (good man Mr Tweedy for being just about to jump in the car to make up the numbers) and the 5 pairs of Surrey National were up against the hardened battlers of Farleigh.
As usual with Farleigh, banter was thick in the air before during and after the matches. Wayne and Tom certainly entertained their playing partners with some healthy in-team conversations but lost by two. An under the weather Phil and myself battled regulars Tony and Simon and held them until the final few holes where some obscene putts and chips saw them take the last few holes and we lost by 3.
Scottie was on fire and went round in one over, and hadnt seen the Blue nine before. Great scoring and they came in winning by 1 hole. Danny and Michael thoroughly did the business for our team, coming in with an almost unheard of win at Farleigh by 5 holes. Ben and Radar Gollampost were the final pair and were also at the recieving end of some solid Farleigh play (“never missed a putt”) and lost by 4.
Overall we were 43.5 to 46.5 in favour of Farleigh. Sean suggests an away target (if you were to lose away) of being less then 7. We achieved that and were close to taking the day overall. Superb job.
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2nd May – Home vs Reigate Hills
23rd May – Away vs Reigate Hills
14th Jun – Home vs Surrey Downs
27th Jun – Away vs Surrey Downs
25th Jul – Away vs Woldingham
9th Aug – Home vs Farleigh
29th Aug – Home vs Woldingham
9th Oct – Finals Day – Surrey Downs