With tricky away matches over two consecutive days the strength in depth of the seniors Inter-Club squad was tested and didn't disappoint. However, despite an excellent win by 'Brimbles Bandits' at Axe Cliffe, former LSGC member David 'Scotty' Scott's team Honiton narrowly defeated Bills Battlers.
Our team arrived on cue ready for the scheduled 10.30am start although the home team were advised (allegedly) to arrive by 10.30 for an 11.30 start. Was this gamesmanship to unsettle the visitors from LSGC or a genuine oversight?
Captain Bill and partner Mike Poole started in fine style with a par on the 1st and a birdie 2 on the short 2nd. This unexpected start to the contest set the tone for the round and host Captain David and playing partner John never really recovered losing 3&2 to the Bond & Poole combo. Despite a few frowns and head shakes of disbelief from David, the match was played in the true spirit of friendly sportsmanship.
Match 2 paired two past Captains, Rod and Chris H which was a partnership destined for some amusing (or annoying) drama. Rod's dry humour and quality golf ably assisted now and again by jovial 'lefty' Hockey fought hard against a strong pairing of low handicappers (7&12) taking the match to the 18th. Right on cue Chris duly delivered the key match moment..he missed a short putt!! Match Lot 1 hole.
That's it for now (no more reports) and big thanks to all the team for playing.
Match Lost 3 1/2 to 2 1/2