Match Result v Long Sutton. 11th April 2017
The Seniors continued their program with a home match against Long Sutton on Tuesday 11th April. After a very enjoyable match we were victorious by 3 and 1/2 matches to 2 and 1/2. It should have been a much larger victory but it appears Mike Norris accepted a small bribe on the last green to conveniently miss an 18" putt and give the visiting Captain a half! A special mention to Pete Maunder and Mike Passingham who proved to be in a different league to their opponents winning 6 and 5 .
This was our 4th match and after a very poor start we have now won 2 and lost 2.
Sign up sheets for the next 3 matches( Bowood, Yeovil and Wells) are on the notice board so please put your name down. It would be nice to see new and higher handicap players participating.
Match Result v Cumberwell. 6th April 2017
Orchardleigh Seniors travelled to Cumberwell on the 6th April for their third match of the season . With great weather we recorded our first win of the season beating Cumberwell by 3 and1/2 to 2 and1/2.The course was in great condition and, as John Collings and Paul Moakes discovered, so were their opponents. Our next match is on Tuesday 11th April at home to Long Sutton.
Somerset Bowl Competition Result. 5th April 2017
On Tuesday 5th April the Orchardleigh Seniors Somerset Bowl team played the reigning Champions Saltford at Bath .The format for this competition is 5 pairs per team playing foursomes. Orchardleigh were led off by Team Captain Malcolm Lloyd and Rick Wright and after a very up and down match Malcolm and Rick were winners by 2 and 1.
The second Orchardleigh pairing of Rod Jelly and John Cocks were always in control of their match and won 4 and 3. The third Orchardleigh pairing of Seniors Captain Phil Jefferies and John Scott struggled early to read the greens but eventually found their touch and cruised to a 3 and 2 win.The fourth Orchardleigh pairing of Paul Sherrell and Brian Hayley also found the greens very difficult and could not overcome a very strong Saltford pairing and lost 3 and 2. The final pairing of Guy Turner and in-form Peter Foote could not master the strong final Saltford pairing and the difficult conditions and eventually lost 2 and 1.
However, by a match result of 3 to 2, Orchardleigh progress through to the next round. Congratulations to all the Team and the best of luck in the next round
Match Result v Rushmore. 30th March, 2017
Our second match of this season was an away trip to Rushmore but once
again a combination of local knowledge and the fact we were giving away
over 40 shots proved to be too much.The only winning pair was Mike
Passingham and John Savidis who won 2 and 1. John Griffiths and Paul
Moakes managed to snatch a draw from the jaws of victory by securing a
1/2. Match Result was a victory for Rushmore by 4.5 to 1.5.
Hopefully we can produce a much better performance against Cumberwell
this Thursday and Long Sutton next Tuesday.
Match Result v Burnham & Berrow 27th March,2017
We opened our Seniors Match calender with a trip to Burnham and
Berrow on the27th March .We were not able to match last years
outstanding result and lost by 5 matches to 1. The only winning pair
were Malcolm Lloyd and John Collings. The course was in exellent
condition but we were unable to adapt our game to the system of putting
from anywhere inside 20 yards.