With Mike Bowling recording 44 points in a recent seniors’ internal comp there was a good chance I would select him to partner me in an inter club match! At home to The Dorset we teed off together in the first match out and he didn’t disappoint. Sliding in a long putt from off the green to birdie the 2nd and chipping in for a rarely seen eagle on the 3rd we had their captain Martin & his partner rattled early on, especially as I had recorded a par on the first. They pulled it back and with both sides giving generous putts on the 18th it meant our match was halved, a fair result.
In match 2 the experience of John R Paterson and enthusiasm of Bill Bond proved a winning combination as they had an excellent win 5 & 4.
Another experienced player, Richard Bartin paired up with Stewart Thompson in match 3, with Stewart representing his club for the first time. Stewart played well & Richard was hitting some big shots (through the back of the 16th in 2) but it was not quite enough, as they lost 2 & 1.
With Dave Kennedy & Alan Webber bringing home a win 2 & 1 in match 4 and Mick Capps & Andre Blond securing a half in match 3 it was all down to the result of the last match. Big Jim Lloyd and fellow “leftie” Peter Hill both played well, but the 10 handicapper they were up against played better and Dorset took that one by 3 & 1.
Overall the match was halved. Our postponed return match at The Dorset is scheduled for October the 11th, which will be my last match as seniors captain. I will be very keen to win that one. As usual my thanks to all who played.
Chris Hockey – Seniors captain