Posted on behalf of Vice-Capitano ‘Beef’ Austin
Really fresh Saturday morning with some ice still on some parts of the course and a few slippery tee boxes. The course was looking really good for nearly November!
New head green keeper has made a instant improvement to the course, not just the fast true greens but also some run off areas and second cuts. Let’s hope this continues!!!!
First match of the year and I think our toughest on paper against the Pistol Knights. Some really low handicappers and some real battlers in the team.
Team Captain Dan Mason put out a real strong team in fairness and I thought looking at the team over breakfast we stood a real chance of a sneaky win.
First out Scotty and captain Mason. Up against Baz Sweetman and a two sided Charlie Payne. Who in Scott’s words went from chopper to spawn of Tiger! Good Match finishing A/S.
Second out Mr Tully and Jim up against Ben L/Osborne and Peter Endecott. Another tight match ending A/S.
Third out the lightweight duo of myself and the “slimmer” Wayne up against Danny Betts and Steve Atkinson who are both really solid. I played well and threw in a couple of birds but the Thumb was unbeatable and smiling a lot which is our secret weapon!
He even played a 70 yard shot to 2 feet which turned out to be the winning shot. Shaking hands on 15 at 5/4, a great win after losing the first to a birdie.
4th and last doubles Match was Phil and Hew up against Andy Gorman and Tom Tomney. This match finished 2 down but didn’t really get a good download from the guys on this one.
Doubles finishing at 4 points each
Singles match of Winkle v Jackson Massey which was reported as 4 down with 4 to play and the old fox only got himself a half on 18!!! A really good fightback from Mark which could prove vital at a later stage this year.
Mr Feasey was up against Danny Donegan which looked like a long drive epic on paper. Feasey taking that 2 up which was a really good result as Danny has been playing really well.
Last group was Mr Betteridge against Steve wood. Close match but ended with a 2/1 loss. Mr Greenwood faired a little better and took a half match with young Sam Allen.
And so after 5 hours of golf scores ended 8-8.
Good start to the year an something to push on from.