One of the pleasures of accepting the role of Seniors’ Captain is that you get the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf at so many wonderful locations and I count Wells Golf Club amongst them. As you stand on their clubhouse balcony, with a view of golfers on 4 or 5 different holes and watch from above as matches are won or lost on the 18th green, you can’t help but to reflect what could have been and should have been for the club house at LSGC. Insisting that our club house was built on just about the lowest point of the course, with restricted views in every direction, was an abject failure by our local planning department. End of rant!
Nothing more than a very short report is called for in our away match at Wells played on Friday 16th. Just for a change I will start from the last match out, where we had about the only good news of the day!
In match 6 John Thomas and Len Collin played some great golf and they recorded an excellent win by 6 & 4. Well done to both of you.
Bill Bond tells me that in match 5, he and Dave Kennedy just managed to snatch a half from the jaws of victory. On another day I may have been a bit disappointed with only a half, but not on this day.
In match 4 Jimmy Quinn and Richard Axe had a very close game. They teed off all square on the 18th only to lose the match by 1.
Matches 3, 2 and 1 hardly deserve a mention, but here goes.
I teed off with Peter Hill in match 3 and we lost 6 & 5. Richard Bartin and Mike Layzell also going down 6 & 5 in match 2. It was Mike’s first time representing LSGC in a seniors’ match and he proceeded to leave numerous golf balls, with the Mike Layzell name and logo on them, all around the Well’s course. That’s a touch of class Mike!
John Packett and Phil Bowditch had lead us off in match one, but it was not their day either, loosing by 7 & 6.
Overall we had lost the day by 4 ½ to 1 ½ but the company was good, the sun had shone and the post-match food was excellent. As was the foaming glass of Butcombe bitter and a glass of red! Thanks as always to all members of the team.
Chris Hockey – Seniors Captain