Through out my captain’s year, for the inter club matches I have continued the established path of picking as many different members as possible, to represent LSGC seniors. If you put your name down on the availability sheet, I will do my best to see you get a game. With 7 matches still to play there is still time to join me in what is always an enjoyable day. I have also picked a different senior to team up with in each match and so it was at Taunton and Pickeridge on the 26th August, with Steve Uzzell joining me on the first tee. For those of you yet to play this course, it is well worth a visit just for the stunning views.
Match 1 teed off at 1pm in bright sunshine and it was a great game of golf played in an exceptionally good spirit. The lead swung both ways, T & P going 2 up, then back to all square. LSGC went 2 up, then back to all square. As we teed off the 18th with nothing in it, I knew that I had picked the right partner. Steve had hit some screaming drives all day and he saved one for the 18th. It left him 50 yards from the green. A chip on followed by a birdie putt to win by 1. What a finish, it was a pleasure to play with you Steve.
In match 2 Chris Thayer and David Kennedy lost 4 & 2 with Mr T explaining in graphic terms that that he couldn’t buy an ‘effin putt all day. Not to worry Chris tomorrow’s another day!
Peter Champness and Cyril Griffin had a close game in match 3, well at least for the first 14 holes, loosing out 3 & 1. Peter had the audacity to get closer than your captain on the nearest the pin hole, the cheek of it. Great shot Peter, well done.
In match 4 Peter Hill and Keith Lancey tell me they played exceptionally well, but somehow it slipped away and they lost 3 & 2.
Our joker in the pack, Jimmy Quinn teamed up with Andrew Elfick in match 5 and they enjoyed another very close game that went to the 18th, with T & P just snatching a win by 1.
In match 6 we unfortunately suffered another defeat with Len Collin and John Packett going down 2 & 1.
Overall we had lost the day by 5 matches to 1, but as I have said before the pain of loosing can easily pale into insignificance when enjoying a quart of foaming ale, especially sitting on a sun drenched patio with those stunning views. My thanks to all the team who took part.
Chris Hockey – Seniors Captain