Kindred Cup: In a hastily arranged match, yesterday, 10 handpicked, finely tuned athletes of SWGC fought it out in foursomes against 10 likeminded souls from Test Valley Golf Club in the Kindred Clubs Cup
The writing was on the wall when Ali holed out from the third fairway playing the fourth hole for an eagle 2 quickly establishing the father and son team as a force to be reckoned with .. no comments please like “what was he doing on the 3rd fairway in the first place”. The equally impressive pairing of Nick Rogerson and Dave Atton ground out a fine victory, Malcom Berryman and Jeremy Dolphin romped in 3&2 and at 4 up with 5 to play John Daniel and Neal Apps stormed to a 1 up victory securing it with a half on the 18th . The final pairing of yours truly and Mr Mike Woodhead also had a great match with fine company, enjoying their hobby on a beautiful day in Southern Hampshire… there are worse things you could be doing !
A marvellous 5-0 victory takes us through to the 3rd round to be drawn this week ….
Peter Tubb, SouthWinchester Golf Club Captain 2019
First Team News: Two fixtures to update you on in this post.
The first was Round 2 of the Annodata matchplay, in which we hosted Ryde (again). The team played excellently to record a 5-0 victory and progress to round three which will see Romsey visit us at South Winch.
The second was a rather more dramatic affair last Sunday. Hayling came to SWGC with a strong side and a record of either winning or making the final of the Beckford Bowl in each of the last 3 years. With a strong squad of our own, we managed a 2-2 lunchtime scoreline after the morning foursomes (anyone who follows our Beckford scores will know that this is one of our best morning performances ever!). Therefore, we required 4.5 out of a possible 8 points to win the match outright.
We started the afternoon strongly and at the turn we were up in four games, down in two and two were A/S. As results began filtering through, we sat (nervously) at 5-5 with just two games left on the course. Following a dramatic stretch through the 16th and 17th holes, the Neilson brothers strode to the 18th tee 1up in their respective games. We were guaranteed a playoff but a win and a half from these two matches for the outright win was by far preferable! Needless to say, the family gene of ice in the veins came through and that’s exactly what we got! Onwards and upwards to Round 2 which sees us travel to Barton on Sea on July 21st.
Well done lads – keep up the great work!
Ali Cheyne, 1st Team Captain