A cool breeze and misty showers greeted the old boys at Trevose on Friday last for the first leg of the 2017 match. Captain for the day Keith Hawke was looking for his first team and his own win at Trevose for the first time in 3 previous visits!
With Bill Gowans he put up a gallant show and after an up and down start they took the lead 1 up after 5 holes and kept it together before going 2 up at 15 and held out for a 2 and 1 win. Would the team following be able to match this? unfortunately not.
The following 4 games were lost but matches 6 and 7 came in with fine wins for John Westlake & Graham Keeble, 3 & 2 and Mike Lovett with John Russell also winning by the same score. Everything hanging on the final match, could it be a glorious draw!!, no, David Balmford & Gary Cooper losing 6 & 5. Never mind, there's still the return match on 21 July to come. Well done guys. I hope to put out the same team for the home match. Results. Keith Hawke & Bill Gowans Won 2 & 1 Andy Farrant & Nigel Olesen Lost 5 & 4 Richard Parsons & Roger Priestley Lost 2 & 1 Nigel Thomas & Keith Willmott Lost 5 & 4 Martin Trees & Geoff Matthews Lost 1 Down John Westlake & Graham Keeble Won 3 & 2 Mike Lovett & John Russell Won 3 & 2 David Balmford & Gary Cooper Lost 6 & 5.
NTP 3rd Hole Mike Lovett.
NB. Thank you all for a good show and here's to the return in July.