OWGS v Old Bradfieldians – Sunday 28th Feb at Sunningdale
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OW’s finest (or most available) assembled at Sunningdale for the second match of the season. A chilly dawn revealed several aching golfers searching for a swing on the range (a highly unusual sight)- trying to remember what they had been doing in 2015. Might have worked then, was not working now. The more sedate took to the putting green for their lengthy warm-up.
We always love having new faces and it was fantastic to have Alex Portz playing in his first OW golf match. More of the same from others this year! Match manager Hawkings was celebrating his birthday (don’t ask how old!) and therefore chose his partner for the morning as Tim Lewis – no disrespect to the others but when someone destroys a ball like this you can understand why!
The opposition were Bradfield for this annual trial match. Their line up is strong with household names, offspring of Gallacher, Rafferty and Torrance. There was a cold, biting wind that , combined with a direction toward the back tees, should have been enough to dampen enthusiasm – no chance!
It is an opportunity for some Hewitt hopefuls to press their case as well as for many others who enjoyed the fantastic course (amazing condition and very true greens for the time of year), the friendly opposition and of course a fine lunch.
We were down after the morning and fared worse in the afternoon. Credit to OWGS Captain Coulman and Ben Twiney for getting up early and scoring a strong victory over Garrett and Torrance before lunch. Likewise Sanders and Portz (brother Christian) scoring a hard fought victory at the top of the order… the less said of CP’s tee shot from the 1st the better… but there are no pictures, only match reports!
After lunch 4 matches went to the 18th but with OWGS only scoring 2 halves, the scoreboard had an ugly look to it. A 9-3 reverse (the scoreline got into the report somewhere…)
Still, plenty to enjoy and more to ponder and improve upon during the Spring – if it ever arrives!
On to Royal Saint George’s on 12th March