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Somerset Golf Union

Devon Seniors
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Singles
1
Paul Newcombe Won 2 & 1 Steve Thomas 
Weston-Super-Mare Golf Club
2
Tim Aggett Won 3 & 2 James Ward 
Oake Manor Golf Club
3
Mark Evans Won 4 & 3 Simon Harris 
Bath Golf Club
4
Tony Allsopp Won 5 & 4 Kelvin Green 
Bath Golf Club
5
Dave Eva Won 4 & 3 Steve Francis 
Bath Golf Club
6
Paul Marels Won 1 Hole Martin Cashnella 
Bath Golf Club
7
Phil Lyons Won 5 & 4 Matt Lazenby 
Enmore Park Golf Club
8
Colin Papworth Won 8 & 7 Robert Tye 
Oake Manor Golf Club
9
Simon Waddington Won 2 & 1 Paddy Maclennan 
Enmore Park Golf Club
10
Barrie Keith Won 5 & 3 Danny Dowell 
Cricket St Thomas
Singles Total 10 0
Foursomes
11
Paul Newcombe & Mark Evans Won 2 Holes Steve Thomas 
Weston-Super-Mare Golf Club
& Simon Harris 
Bath Golf Club
12
Tim Aggett & Colin Papworth Halved Kelvin Green 
Bath Golf Club
& James Ward 
Oake Manor Golf Club
13
Tony Allsopp & Simon Waddington Won 1 Hole Martin Cashnella 
Bath Golf Club
& Steve Francis 
Bath Golf Club
14
Barrie Keith & Dave Eva Halved Danny Dowell 
Cricket St Thomas
& Matt Lazenby 
Enmore Park Golf Club
15
Phil Lyons & Paul Marels Won 2 Holes Paddy Maclennan 
Enmore Park Golf Club
& Robert Tye 
Oake Manor Golf Club
Foursomes Total 4 1
Wednesday Total 14 1

Report: The match was played in fine weather over a course which was in excellent condition. Arrangements for a practice round on the afternoon before the match were disappointing as only tee times after 5 pm were available

The morning foursomes were keenly contested with all of them finishing on the last green. However, two of our pairs made major errors on the last hole to lose both matches. We were therefore 1 – 4 down at lunch and in great need of a fast start in the singles

Our first two players in the singles battled strongly but both lost on the 17th and 16th greens respectively. This put us 1 – 6 down and in dire need of a miracle from the middle and lower orders. Well, miracles don’t come along very often and so it proved. We lost all of the pm singles with only three matches getting to the 17th green

The standard of golf produced by our opponents was of a consistently high standard. The two new faces in their team both play to scratch and it’s unlikely that any of our opponents held a handicap higher than 2

Collectively, our players were devastated by the overall result but, individually, there was no evidence of “shoogly heid” syndrome. All players applied themselves to the task which confronted them and fought to the end. None of us would seek to claim that course knowledge was in any way a decisive factor. Dainton Park is a well-designed and patently fair test with relatively few quirks.

We ended up being soundly beaten by a very strong team who had fine, talented players in all positions in their line-up and who, as always, proved to be excellent company both on and off the course. Could we have done any better? Of course we could - but precisely what lessons have been learned must await our post event evaluation process

Our next SCL match is a home tie against Gwent at Tall Pines on 22 June


Alex Kidd SGU Seniors’ Captain

 

 

 



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