On July 2nd at home venue Isle Wedmore Golf Club, Somerset hosted their friendly match against Wiltshire County Veterans.
Wiltshire fielded a team that included some very high handicappers, which resulted in some of our pairing giving 22 shots. The average shot allowance to Wiltshire was 11 but our team rose to the occasion with some high quality golf.
First match out was Marlyn Jackson, hcp 10 from the Isle Wedmore ably partnered by Judy Richards, hcp 25 Long Sutton. They played some super golf winning 6 and 4, despite Marlyn giving 22 shots. Second match, Mandy Head, hcp 12 Long Sutton and Sue McDonald, hcp 24 Isle of Wedmore were two down at the turn but they played a solid B9 to win 4 and 2.
We lost two matches and won a further 3 games. Wendy Lucas, hcp 20 from Isle of Wedmore stood in at the last minute to partner Anne Scott hcp 25, Wheathill, they were 5 up at the turn and ended up winning 3 and 1.
In the 5th match on the 18th hole, Kathleen Burbridge, Saltford holed a difficult 6 foot downhill putt to win the match 1 up. We could see how important this putt could be. Kathleen was partnered by debutant Jenny Elliot, Minehead GC, hcp 17. Our final pair Jackie Pike, hcp 21 Taunton & Pickeridge and Aideen Roche, hcp 23, Long Sutton GC had a strong 6 and 5 win. This was also Jackie’s first Senior match experience. Again some brilliant golf from our 5 Long Sutton players.
Angela Baker, Aideen Roche, Sylvie Coach Tucker, Amanda Head and Judy Richards.
Score 5-2 win for Somerset.
Carole Paterson SCSLGA Captain 2019