Inter Club Match v The Warren - Away - 2nd August 2019

 

Inter Club Match v The Warren - Away - 2nd August 2019

 

The Warren       4       Stoke by Nayland        4

 

I left Suffolk at the crack of dawn to negotiate the notorious A12, towards today’s destination which was the Warren Golf Club.

After lots of arguments with my sat nav, I finally arrived at Bunsay Downs Golf Club, not a good start.

We were greeted by The Warrens captain, Trevor Wilson who introduced the teams and set us on our merry way.

The course although very dry was in good condition and the greens true but slow.

Match 1: Terry and Neil.

The trainee captain and his helper quickly went  4 down and were really in the doldrums, however, a good fight back ensued but their opponents stuck to their guns to scrape a 2&1 victory.

Match 2: Malcolm (me) and Ray.

After a shaky start by all of us, Ray was off and running, the fire brigade were nearly called as he was on fire, 4 up within no time and me a mere spectator, however, our opponents had other ideas and slowly came back, I woke up a bit and won a couple but we were still pegged back by them, it all came down to Rays putt on the last, a win for us 1 up.

Match 3: John and Norman.

John said that him and “Storming Norman” gelled well as a team, had two birdies and had a very hard match but ran out eventual winners by 1 up.

Match 4: Andy and Dave.

Andy was flabbergasted!! He played 5 over the course gross but still managed to lose. Dave was happy to play and not have his handicap questioned.

The final score was a loss of 3 and 2

Match 5: Peter and Ed.

Peters words were as follows:

We were beaten by very good opponents who putted superbly.

Short and sweet, final score was a loss of 3 and 2.

Match 6: Collin and Richard M.

Collin stormed to an early lead, sinking his putt for a birdie, the match was constantly changing and there was never more than two in it.

Despite the best of efforts, we lost 1 down.

Match 7: Malcolm (the other one) and Richard. 

This was almost a whitewash, Malcolm said that it should be noted that their opponents didn’t putt at all well otherwise the outcome may have been different.

Everyone said that the match was played in good spirit. Someone said Richards handicap and also his clubs need cutting. He’s world number 3 you know !!

A superb win by 8 and 7.

Match 8: Tony and Brian.

Our final pairing both said separately that their partners were awesome, I think a bit of bromance there. Despite moaning about the amount of trees on the course, they managed to win by a dog licence, yes, 7 and 6.

 

In the changing rooms Terry, for reasons only known to himself, tried to steal the hair dryer.

 

Neil collected the money for the meal and nearly got some from a Warren player.

 

The food was excellent and I’m sure I can say for everyone today that we all had a great day out, we halved all round which enabled the Warren to maintain their unbeaten run.

 

Many thanks to Malcolm Norton for his recollections of today’s excellent match against The Warren.

 

     1. Terry Mitchell - Captain

 

Neil Farmer.                                    

 

     2. Malcolm Norton - Reporter

 

Ray Firth

 

     3. John Williams

 

Norman Davidson

 

     4. Andy Higginson

 

David Seymour

 

     5. Peter Jay

 

Ed Smith

 

     6. Collin Broadhurst

 

Richard Middleton

 

     7. Malcolm Jones

 

Richard Saunders

 

     8. Tony Carman

 

Brian Castle