Brian Cowie reports
Played at Tilgate 14th April 2011.
This is our season curtain raiser. The weather was kind to us, and although we had a sprinkling of rain halfway through the first nine, the rest of the day was excellent weather. It’s really nice greeting our old friends at these matches and also meeting new faces. The match was held in great spirits, you could tell from the clubhouse banter after the match that everybody, win or lose, had had a good time.
Many thanks to Colin and Carole for their efforts in making this day a success. Colin kindly moved the tee positions so that we played off of good grass rather than the “ploughed field” we experienced on Monday. I J and his team provided us with an excellent meal and good service, a very well done to all of them.
The first match out was notable for the fact that all 4 protagonists couldn’t hit the ball!! We halved holes in 6, won holes with a 6 and lost holes to a 6 and until Geoff holed two consecutive long putts on 13 and 14 we were in the mix. Unfortunately we went down by 3/1. We said we thought it was the polite thing to do to your visitors, Peter was quick to point out after this kindness on our part that we would not get the same consideration when we visited them!! Well!!!
The match results were as follows:
Brian Cowie & Ron Humphrey lost 3/1 to Peter Channell (C)& Geoff Marlowe.
Bill Crozier & Dug Godfrey won 4/2 against Nick Rowles & Mike Short.
Tudor Williams & Peter Quelch won 7/6 against Gareth Bevan & Graham Croll
Ivor Clays & Ron Lewis won 4/2 against Richard Hanson & David Fry.
Bryan Foster & Colin Puddephatt won 3/2 against Alan Glover & David Attewell.
Terry Penfold & Ivor Blunden won 5/4 against Gavin Smith & mike Parks.
So you can see it was a 5 matches to 1 win for the Home team. Well done Lads, Ron and I are devastated we let you down!!!