Avalon A Team vs Farrington Park C – Sun 28th April 2013
We travelled to Farrington Park for our third match of the season which took place on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon. Farrington C came up from Division 4 last season and had handicaps ranging from 4 to 14. As a result we were once again giving plenty of shots away which ensured that the matches were competitive affairs.
The team and club Captains pairing of Rob Edney & Dave Jukes led the team off for this match against Farrington C’s Captain and his partner, who were both off 14. There was never more than 2 holes in it and it could have been a lot closer if they hadn’t missed a couple of short putts on the back 9, but we took the first match 3&1. Jordan Lawrence and Joe Hearn made a slow start and were 2 down after 6 holes but a run of 6 consecutive holes around the turn saw them ease to a convincing 5&4 victory. Alex Fraser and Neil Jelly continued their good form and overturned an early deficit to run out 4&2 winners. Our fourth pair was Ollie Worts and Ian Longhurst and despite being up for most of the way round they were always going to face a tough task giving away 10 shots, especially when three of these shots were on the last 3 holes. They eventually lost 1 down in a hard fought match. Paul Lewis and Leon Matthews anchored the team and the last match was another close affair with the lead changing hands a number of times. Having seen a birdie putt lip out on 17 to win the match they held their nerve well to par the last and record a 1 up win. This made the final result a fantastic 4-1 away win for Orchardleigh A
We enjoyed a Full English brunch before we played so there was no after match meal. This didn’t stop Leon upping the ante and taking more fines off us to go towards our Tour at the end of the season. Our next match is at home against Mendip Spring on Sunday 16th June where we hope to continue our good early season form.