Avalon A Team vs Enmore Park (H) Sat 1st September 2018 & Avalon B Team V Isle of Wedmore (A) Sun 2nd September 2018
A Team vs Enmore Park (H) Sat 1st September 2018
For the last game of the 2018 season we welcomed Enmore Park to Orchardleigh, the weather was good and from our perspective we only needed to win one game to guarantee staying in division two next year, Enmore on the other hand had a chance to come top and gain promotion to division 1 if they could get a 4.5-0.5 away win.
First out was Matt Bullus (6) & Liam Litterick (7) who had to take on a 5 & +2 handicapper, thankfully even though going a couple holes down straight away they managed to turn this around and win the game 2up. Great performance guys and the game we needed in the bag.
Second out was Simon Curtis (7) & Bryn Withers (12) against two 5 handicappers and as usual they played slow and steady which seemed to frustrate their opponents, in the end it was a tight game and finished with a respectable halve, well played guys.
Third out was myself (6) & Neil Jelly (5) against a 7 & 1 handicapper, this was a close game for most of the round with generally only one hole in it, and in the end we too managed to finish with a halve, which seemed a fair result in the end.
Fourth out was our leading pair of season, Simon Addison (6) & Paul Lewis (6) who had to play two 3 handicappers and unusually didn’t go out in the first group as they have done all season, this was a very close match with a high number of birdies and in the end we just lost out and ended up losing this match 1 down. unlucky gents however you should be very proud of your performance this season.
Last out was Rob Edney (6) & Gary Quin (7) who were the only pair giving shots with their opponents playing off 8 & 12, however as with the last home match they won the game easily with a fantastic 5&4 win, outstanding guys.
It was extremely tight this year and even though we didn’t find ourselves at the top of the table we should all be very proud of our performance, I would like to thank all A & B team players, the club staff & our illustrious club captain for all your support this year, let’s celebrate another season in division 2 and see if we can kick on and content for promotion next year.
B Team V Isle of Wedmore (A) Sun 2nd September 2018
As we sit comfortably mid table, our penultimate match of the season saw us travel to Isle of Wedmore. We had a much changed team from the side that played Wedmore a couple of weeks ago, but still came away with a credible draw.
Matt Gaisford and Simon Barnes teed off first, playing against a ‘Bobby Jones’ from Wedmore. Off of a handicap of 15, he lived up to his famous counterpart , quickly racing into a 3 hole lead. But a great comeback saw the match all square after 16, but giving away shots on the 17th, made all the difference, losing 1 down.
Paul Cornish and Andy Gattiker were off next and despite being up early, lost heavily 5 & 4.
So not a great start, but Captain elect Gary Jefferies and Dan Sandquest continued their good form from Saturdays medal, and were up throughout, winning comfortably 4 & 3.
The match was soon level after a thumping win for Michael Chu and Tom Smith. Not much to say after a 6 & 5 win, except very well played.
Our final pairing of Captain Neil McGuiness and Gary Butler played very well in a tight match and it took a great up and down on 18, from one of their opponents, to win the last, and halve their match.
Isle of Wedmore made us feel very welcome and it looks like we shall be playing there twice next season, as their C team has won promotion from Division 7.
Also,a big congratulations to Alex and his A team, for a great result on Saturday, putting them comfortably mid table in Division 2.
B Team Captain