Presidents Match at Trevose
Sun 7th to Tue 9th September 2014


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Match Report MTGS -v- President’s Team
Trevose Golf Club
September 7/8/9th 2014

The weather looked perfect for the whole time so it was likely that a good time would be had by all. 4 golfers decided to have a round Sunday afternoon. John Smith and I left home very early on Sunday morning (to avoid the traffic) planning to be ready for golf by 12.00 noon. We arrived very early at the golf course so did not check in to the pro shop but went in to Fowey for a coffee and got back to the course at 12.30. We went in to the pro shop and asked to pay for our buggy and asked if we could go earlier than the booked time. The pro at St Austell was puzzled saying that the course was closed until 3.30 and there were no tee times booked at all. I was very worried what had gone wrong and rushed to the car to look at the list of addresses I had given out to the players. I was relieved to see that Sunday's tee times were at Newquay G C !!!!! We drove rather quickly across Cornwall to Newquay and met the rather bemused guys who were wondering where we were!
However that's enough of my senior moments!!! Needless to say almost everybody asked if we were playing St Austell on Monday... at least once...

Most of the 20 players arrived at Trevose during Sunday and 13 of us went to Rick Stein's for dinner that night. It was a memorable evening!

Following a late breakfast all players sat down to lunch midday Monday and during lunch the parings for the 1st day's 4 ball betterball matches were announced and the President welcomed all to Trevose, saying that he hoped all would enjoy the 2 days and that the weather, which he had arranged! was set to be fair for the 2 days with little wind. Looking at parings it was thought that the result would be close.

The Monday results were as follows

Winning for the President's Team were
Eamon Bradley/Martin Howes 1up against Brian Lowe/Mike Evans
Jonathan Thompson/Paul Williams 4/3 against Neal Fox/Roger Prowting
Halving the match were
Godfrey Hall/Bob Clap against Ray Fisher/John Smith
Winning for the MTGS were
Butch Ash/Steven Drewit 3/2 against Jerry Lynch/Tony King
Graham Hunt/Vipen Khanna 3/2 against Peter Featherstone/ John Calander

One of the President's Team Tony King managed a Eagle and several birdies despite the attempt by Steve Drewitt to keep his glass full at Mr Steins to make it difficult on Monday

1st day score was 2 1/2 - 2 1/2

Dinner was served in the Club dining room and all thought the food was 1st class and a little wine was drunk........!

During the meal the parings were announced and again it was thought that the result would be close. Eventually all retired to bed.....

A rather early breakfast was served in the dining room and battle commenced at 8.18 am
The day was perfect for golf and the winners for the President were
Godfrey Hall playing Mike Evans
Eamon Bradley and Steven Drewitt halved their match

The Winners for the MTGS were
Neal Fox playing Jonathan Thompson
Graeme Hunt playing Gerry Lynch
Roger Prowting playing Martin Howes
Butch Ash playing Bob Clap
Ray Fisher playing Peter Featherstone
John Smith playing Tony King
Vipen Khanna playing John Calander
Brian Lowe playing Paul Williams

The Monday's result was 8 1/2 to 1 1/2 to the MTGS. So following two years of drawn matches the final result was a win to the MTGS by 11 / 4

Longest Drive for the 2 days was Roger Prowting from Essex and nearest the pin was Mike Evans from Plymouth!!

Over lunch following the match, Eamon Bradley presented Me with the trophy for the MTGS and thanked Trevose for a great golf course, the Restaurant for super food, Mike Evans and me for the Organising and said what a super 2/3 days it had been and wished all a safe journey home.

Ray Fisher
Match Manager 2014

Photo Eamon presenting the trophy to Ray Fisher

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