The Seniors are having a difficult and frustrating season which continued in their recent visit to Saunton on 22nd July. The long drive home was probably a very quiet one, because despite fielding a strong team on paper they went down 7 – 1 to another links club. Mike Maberley and Nigel Thomas were the sole winners and Mike had to sink a 35 feet putt for a birdie on the 18th to make sure of that. Neither was it the memorable and sparkling 81st birthday that Ron Irons had planned !
If the regular roll-up performances could be replicated, the match record might be rather different. Keith Willmott achieved a hole-in-one on the 5th one week, to be followed a week later by Harry Gliddon’s eagle on the 3rd. But ‘if only’ does not a victory make !
Richard Parsons & KenMetcalfe lost 2 down
Mike Maberly & Nigel Thomas won 2 up
Charles Rayment & Mike Worden lost 6 & 4
Stuart Sandercock & Tony Mindell lost 6 & 5
Kenton Williams & Derek Rushton lost 6 & 4
Keith Godfrey & Tom Lehan lost 3 & 2
Keith Willmott & Ron Irons lost 4 & 3
Pat Bradbury & Kevin Birkett lost 4 & 3
NTP: Nigel Thomas