Report on Seniors v Axe Cliff – 16th August 2106
Our team managed to get a win when we went to Axe Cliff, back in April and I was keen to do the double over them. Just as well it wasn’t all down to me, because even with my partner Chris Thayer doing his best to hold us together, we went down 2 & 1 in the first match out. With the sun shining down on us and the match played in the best of friendly spirit, it was a very enjoyable round of golf, except for my putting!
In match 2, Mr William Bond was renamed “Bandit Bill” by the opposition. Playing partner Rich Bartin did mention it was the 16th hole before he was needed. Good golf Bill, well done mate, Vice-Capatin Rod may have to take a look at that 24 h/c. A good win 3 & 2.
Peter Hill & Glyn Ottery teamed up in the 3rd match out. They were 3 up with 5 to play, but all square after 17. This very tight match went to the wire with the home team snatching a victory on the 18th. Nerves of steel.
Alan Webber & Dave Butcher started off as they planned to finish with Alan winning the first and the pair were 4 up at the turn. Alan then won the 10th to go 5 up only to pulled back to 4 on the 11th. Dave parred the 12th to put them back to 5 up where it stayed with halves on the 13th and 14th, thus finishing off their opponents early, securing a very impressive win 5 & 4 in match 4. Terrific.
In match 5, the strong team of Martin Abbot and Steve Uzzell (well that’s what Steve told me) found themselves 2 down but managed to claw it back and got themselves a half. Impressive.
In the last match out, John Pearson and Peter Bell came up against a strong player in more ways than one. They gave a very creditable account of themselves against Axe Cliff senior, Tony Strong, playing off 6 and his partner, but they were beaten 3 & 2.
We had won overall by 3 ½ to 2 ½.
What another great result for the Seniors and my thanks to all those who took part. An excellent meal followed, well up to the usual high standard we are used to.
My dismal display of putting will soon be forgotten, but I will remember my very rare birdie, on the 16th. You only have to ask and I will talk you through it!
Regards to one and all,
Chris Hockey – Seniors’ Captain