B Team 2017 Season starts

Having finally remembered how to do it, I am delighted to report news of our first two matches of the season !!

Wednesday 29th March saw our opening fixture at home to Moor Hall and it was nice to welcome a new team player, Mike Mayo, to our B team - especially as he partnered Jim Wild to victory by 3/1. Other victors were Keith Phipps and Barrie Corless 3/2 and Keith Scott and Steve Cottier 4/2. Balancing the overall match to a draw were our losers Harry Kenth and Terry Smith 4/3, Gerry Donahoe and Ian Barratt 2/1 and Dennis Pick and Paul Evans losing 1 down. Nevertheless, it's always good to start the season by avoiding defeat - my thanks to all who played and signed up to play. I will always try to give everyone the chance to play as many matches as I can during the season so if you don't make it to the team in any match please keep signing up for availability. The seasons fixtures are on the notice board and on the club website diary.

Wednesday 19th April we hosted Kenilworth in our second match scoring a very satisfactory victory 4-2 over opposition who beat us in both games last year. Apparently Nigel Hinman played out of his skin to partner Lalit Patel in a resounding 6/5 victory (Handicap Secretary please note!). Other victors were Ian Sparkes and Dave Lakin 2 up, Ken Crossland and Colin Macmillan 1 up, Richard Blasdale and Gary Miller 2/1. John Brady was obviously still recovering from his winning efforts in the PGA Pro Am Qualifier when partnering Keith Phipps to a 4/3 defeat with Steve Cottier and Bruce Wilson also losing by the same score. My thanks to all the green staff who prepared the course to a very high standard that was very much complimented on by our opponents.

 

Steve Cottier

B Team Captain