Mockeridge Cup @ Minehead and West Somerset GC – Sat 13th April
Orchardleigh were represented by Rob Edney & Paul Lewis (A Team) and Greg Pow & Alex Fraser (B Team) in a stableford paired better ball competition off ¾ handicap. The forecast was for everything but cats and dogs but we got away quite lightly with some very blustery conditions but with just a bit of light drizzle.
The course was in excellent condition with firm fairways and quick undulating greens. Rob & Paul scored 39 points which could have been into the 40’s if a few more putts had dropped and they hadn’t started with two one point holes. However they clawed it back to score 18 points at the turn when into the wind and 21 on the back 9 with the wind. Greg and Alex had a solid start also scoring 18 points on the front 9 but couldn’t quite capitalise on the back 9 with the help of the wind and ended up on a respectable 36 points.
The winning score from Taunton Vale A was 45 points with the A Team finishing 11th and the B Team finishing 18th out of 33 teams.