We began our competition journey 6 months ago with a win at Mardyke Valley, our home course which projected us to the top of our division. This unexpectedly took us into the quarter-finals, which we won!
Against all odds, we beat the reigning champions in the semi-final, taking us to the final, where we were playing the runners up from the previous year, Colchester Golf Club.
Our team Captain, Paul Stone, arrived on the 18th tee with the scores tied at 4 all. On the final hole, he had a difficult long putt ahead of him…and smashed it for a birdie and the victory!
The last 18 months have been a tough time for all of us and this victory just shows what can be done when we all come together with a great team effort and tons of support from our members.
We are grateful to the John F Hunt Group who sponsored the team shirts for the final, they looked fantastic and made for a great ‘winners’ team photograph!
Meet the team…in the picture left to right.
Chris Foley, Jim Morrison, Gary Chandler (reserve), Tyler Moore, Shane Anthon, Bryan Ellis, Mike Reid (Vice-Captain), Harri Smith, Paul Stone (Captain), Craig Tucker, Paul Bignold, Ross Langford, Gary Nichols (Club Captain), Harry Challis, Arthur Valentine…
… and Mardyke’s Club Manager, Neel Retief, hiding behind the banner on the right!