When we played the Enmore Park away fixture, back in March, we suffered a defeat 5 matches to 3. I was very keen to turn the tables on them for our home fixture.
With club captain John Williams, teeing off with me in the opening match and a strong 16 man team, we set about the task. John played some great golf early on and we quickly went 2 up. Enmore captain Paul and his partner Tony then won 3 in a row and we turned the corner 1 down. The match had started in lovely sunshine but the rain, that was forecast, arrived and after an hour or so, we were wet, vey wet. Paul & I did have a brief chat on the 10th tee about making it a 9 hole match. But we’re British, we don’t let a bit of rain put us off, so off we teed down the 10th and I am so glad we did. The rain did ease off, my golf improved, John played some more steady stuff and having won 5 holes in a row, we secured a win 4 and 2. Great start, but even better was to come.
In match 2, Martin Abbot & Nigel Griffiths had another great win 4 & 3.
We stumbled very slightly in match 3 with John Pearson and John Thomas getting a half, only for more good news from match 4 where Jimmy Quinn and Bill Bond won 2 and 1.
The rest of the news was just, good, good and good! Chris Thayer and Steve Uzzell won 4 & 3, then John Rooks and Gavin Baker got in early from the rain, having managed a fantastic win in their match 8 & 7.
John Whiting & Alex Morrice kept the positive news coming with another win, this time by 5 & 4 and our tail end team of David Kennedy and Len Collin finished the overall match in style with yet another win for the home team by 4 & 3.
Our best result this year by a very impressive 7 ½ to a ½. Thanks very much to everyone in the Long Sutton Seniors team, it certainly put a smile on my face. The match was followed by an excellent turkey carvery (it was beginning to feel a bit like Christmas!) with some convivial conversation.
Chris Hockey Seniors Captain