Seniors V Wheathill 6th September
September has long been a popular time to take a holiday break and with a number of regular team members jetting of to the likes of Portugal, Cyprus, Italy and long haul to NZ, there is a distinct shortage of names on the availability sheets for the next few Inter Club Matches. If you can help out please put your name down and don’t be put off if you are a high handicapper, who is yet to represent your club. Two seniors in that genre have recently played and both confirmed it was great fun and they will be putting their name down again.
Vice captain Rod Tucker partnered Graham Brimble in the first match out against Wheathill. They secured an emphatic win 5& 4, with Rod showing a touch of class, chipping in on the 10th.
More class from our 2nd team out with Peter Hill confirming that Alan chipped in on the 4th to win the hole and Alan Webber confirming Peter sank a long put to win the match. Great team spirit and they finished off the opposition by the 15th with a win by 4 & 3.
Nigel Griffiths had the dubious task of carrying me in the 3rd match out, against Wheathill’s captain David and his partner Colin. We got off to a good start getting to 4 up after 6, due mainly to Nigel’s steady play. My chip on the 2nd stopped close to the pin & resulted in a “gimme” putt, which may not have been given later on, once the opposition had seen how poor my putting could be! Wheathill clawed it back to all square, but with Nigel’s par on 17 we teed off 1 up on 18, just needing a half. However, their captain David sank a long one to make par on 18 to win the hole and to halve our match.
Gordon Clamp represented his club for the 1st time in match 4 alongside Richard Bartin and I hear Gordon played exceptionally well, especially out of the sand. Even though they lost 3 & 1 and Richard hinted that his clubs may soon be up for sale, they both had wide smiles at the post match meal.
Jon Searl was pleased to see Len arrive in plenty of time to get warmed up before they teed off together in match 5. It was nip & tuck early on but pars for Jon & Len on 7, 8 & 9 was the turning point. The home team brought home a great win 4 & 3.
An even better result for the home team in match 6 with David Kennedy & Gavin Baker securing another emphatic win 5 & 4.
The overall result was a win for Long Sutton, by 4 ½ to 1 ½ which meant we had done the double over our neighbours from up the A37. Many thanks to all who took part.
Chris Hockey – seniors captain