On another scorching hot day we entertained Maxstoke B Team who have lost only twice so far this season. They arrived early making use of our bar facilities and were so impressed by the service from Pat Coleman that they offered her a job at their course, thankfully for us Pat declined their kind offer!
Due to an error on my part (selecting the same player twice), a couple of late withdrawals, and a lack of reserves we were looking at putting out a 10 man team. My thanks to Ian Phipps and Tony Ridding for coming to our rescue at the eleventh hour. Thanks also to the green staff for yet again presenting the course magnificently and to the house and catering staff. We receive compliments from all our visiting opponents every time and I know this is not out of politeness, we really do have a great club in all respects.
The result was a halved match, no mean feat bearing in mind their record so far this year ( we lost narrowly 3 1/2 - 2 1/2 away earlier in the season.)
Our winners and gold medalists on the day were:
Jim Wild and Ian Sparkes 2 up, Ian Phipps and Tony Ridding 2/1, Peter Millane and Andy Williams 1 up.
Silver medals go to David Proud and Peter Earl 3/2 down, Barrie Corless and Dorian Bowkett 2/1 down, and Steve Cottier and Dick Birkin 1 down.
We have a well populated team sheet for the next match away to Kenilworth on 31st August, but the availability lists for the first three matches in September are a bit thin on the ground so if you can make yourself available for any of the fixtures it would be appreciated.