With thunder and lightening blowing across Somerset in mid morning, which resulted in a temporary course closure, there was a possibility that our inter club match would be called off. However, with the weather improving and the Minehead team having already arrived & keen not to have had a wasted trip, the match teed off as planned. We did get a bit wet, but no more lightening, so all matches were completed.
I have played with vice captain Rod Tucker a few times this year, but this was our first time pairing up for a club match. Rod plays some great golf and it was mainly down to him that we won by 1. If I could just improve that blessed putting we could have closed them out a lot earlier.
I teamed up the winning pairing of Webber & Kennedy for match 2 and they came through, again, with another win 3 & 2. Top golfers.
My Petherton pal, Chris Thayer & Gordon Clamp secured a half in match 3, with the powerful pair of Phil Bowditch and Steve Uzzell winning by 1 in match 4.
Peter Hill and John Thomas were involved in another close game in match 5 but just missed out, loosing by1 and then a storming finish from Richard Bartin & John Packett with an excellent win 5 & 4 in match 6. The overall result was another win for LSGC seniors by 4 ½ to 1 ½ . Great stuff and a big thanks to all the team. The Minehead match was my last fixture at home, as seniors’ captain and I would like to thank all those members of the section who have played in the home matches and provide hospitality to our visitors. You are all a credit to the club. Please make sure you give Rod the same support in his captain’s year.
I have also sent a note to the owners asking them to pass on my thanks to every one of the catering and serving staff who have looked after us so well and provided such great post match meals.
With 4 away matches at Wells, Honiton, Cricket St T and The Dorset still to be played this year, you could still get on the team sheet. Availability lists are on the board.
Chris Hockey – Seniors’ captain