DEVELOPMENT MATCH V GLAMORGAN 6-6
Sunday 12th October
DEVELOPMENT MATCH V GLAMORGAN
The match played away at Southerndown on Sunday resulted in an exciting climax for all involved. Mike Evans Glamorgan President was singing the praises of his strong side at the start of the day. But the Somerset lads were not daunted by the course or the opposition.
Lead of group of Kobe Adams and Jamie Short were in a seesaw battle with Welsh no 1 pairing but finally came out on top winning on the last. Jack Vowlee and Louis Archer were in and even fought battle finish all square in their match and Taylor Lloyd and Josh Butterfield brought home another point in their match again winning on the eighteenth. Not so good for the last pairing Wes Allen and Luke Appleton who found themselves 5 down after seven against another strong Welsh pairing but they hung on in there losing eventually 3 and 2. Lunch time score Glamorgan 1.5 Somerset 2.5.
The afternoon singles started in bright sunshine but very windy conditions and Kobe Adams again brought home a point for Somerset winning again on the 18th green. Things didn’t go well from there on in with losses for Jamie Short Louis Archer Jack Vowlee and Josh Butterfield, but Taylor Lloyd manage to stop the rot bringing home a half in his match. In dimming conditions Luke Appleton brought some brightness to the match winning his match on the 18th. All to play for in the last match Wes Allen was 1up on the 18th tee only having to reload , but eagle eyed Wes found his first and was left with a 12ft putt on the last to win his game and halve the match he duly did this and contributed his success after the game to the new wedge he had purchase in the Pros Shop between rounds.
A good result for Somerset well done lads
SGU Development Team win 8-4 v Gwent
Isle of Wedmore
3-1 up after the morning foursomes is a good start and with 8 afternoon single to come the odds on a home win were good. The singles started well with Kobe Adams 5/4 and Jamie Short 6/5 winning well. In match 3 Will Parkman recorded a half whilst match 4 saw Paul Wills go all the way only to lose at 18. Taylor Lloyd had to withdraw before the team Captain Olly Worts put the game beyond the reach of Gwent winning 3/2. Kieran Bye 1/2 and Andrew Isaac's 2 up completed the afternoon
2nd's come second against Gloucestershire at Clevedon
Somerset Captain Ollie Words was full of hope and expectation after the morning foursomes ended 2 - 2. Two of the morning matches ended all square with the home teams pairing of Andrew Isaacs Long Sutton and Dylan Xhan Mendip Spring winning 2/1. The afternoon saw a comprehensive performance from the visitors resulting in a 6 - 2 singles tally. Somerset's morning winners were again on the scoreboard as both halved whist Josh Martin Vivary Park enjoyed our only pm win with a resounding 5/4 victory. 8 - 4 Gloucestershire win on a day blessed with sunshine. Our thanks to Clevedon Club and its members for hosting the fixture.
The development squad continues to flourish with new player additions providing further competition for places , the squad will be playing once again in the Wessex League which consists of 4 teams this year with Glamorgan replacing Devon.
The squad has been announced for the season and these players will fulfil the fixtures for this season, we also have some strong U18’s knocking on the door after their recent strong showing at Burnham.
The development squad is the pathway for those players who have committed to the County throughout their teenage years and wish to continue their progression, recent 1st team representation for a number of these players provides evidence of a successful structure.
Any players interested in future involvement with the development squad should enquiry through the SGU contact page , it is likely that you will boast a handicap of 1 or below.
The squad are looking forward to another strong season and further improvement.
Enjoy your golf 🏌️♂️