Avalon A Team vs Taunton Vale A – Sun 21st April 2013
Our second match of the season saw Taunton Vale A visit Orchardleigh on a cool and breezy Sunday afternoon. Taunton Vale came down from division 2 last season and the handicaps of their team reflected this. However we were still giving 9 shots away overall and the matches were all tight affairs. At the turn we were up by 1 hole in 2 matches, all square in 2 matches and 2 down in the final match.
On the back 9, holes were constantly being traded but one by one we picked off the wins. Debutant Matt Dredge partnered Paul “Tubbs” Ashman to a good 3&2 win in the top game. Leon Matthews and Paul Lewis opened their account for the season with a hard fought 2&1 win. Neil Jelly & Alex Fraser won 3&2 making it 6 wins from their last 7 matches and Rob Edney & Dave Jukes made it 2 wins out of 2 this season with another close 2&1 win. The final match saw Ollie Worts and Joe Hearn come back from 3 down after 8 holes to level the match with Ollie draining a 25 foot putt on the 18th for birdie. The end resulted was an excellent 4 ½ - ½ win which moves us to the top of the division at this very early stage.
Gail and her staff served up another excellent meal and Leon once again dished out fines ranging from incorrect jacket colour to no club tie. He even managed to fine the Captain for turning up late to his own pre match team talk!! We visit Farrington Golf club for our next match which is on Sunday 28th April.