After the disappointment of last week’s false start at swampy Ladbroke Park, the 2021 season started with a home match against Leamington & County. Ably skippered by Bob Ellis, the result was a welcome win 3 ½ to 2 ½. Well done lads. The skipper and David Burke opened the OGC account with a 4&3 victory and were well supported by Richard Blasdale and Steve Fowler (3&2), Graham Hoskin and Terry Smith (5&4) while Richard Lea and Ken Davies weighed in with the crucial half point.
On a super sunny day, a splendid time was had by all and especially by one of the Leamington team who spotted a rare Mistle Thrush down the 14th hole. His first sighting of such a bird for a couple of years apparently. Chris Packham, eat your heart out.