B Team v Leamington
Match result: Lutterworth 3 ½ Leamington 2 ½
Lots of reputations were at stake in this match. It was a case of “The Irresistible Force against the Immovable Object” in a golf match. When our player of the year for 2017, Neville, (the irresistible force) heard he was paired with champion ‘subs collector’, Lawrence, (the immovable object) he was very confident that the pairing would deliver a win for the team. At the 5th hole and 3 down, Neville was having second thoughts. Showing the spirit and resolve of a POTY he ‘dug in’ and by the 15th the pair edged into the lead. Ever humble, Lawrence, gives all the credit to Neville for the turnaround, but did say he played well on the last 4 holes. When asked whether his purple patch on the last 4 holes secured a victory, he said it more like a ‘light pinkish’ patch. In the 2nd pairing of Ian and Robin, the report is even more of a nightmare – 5 down on the 10th. Neither player wants to take credit for the comeback, but they succeeded in gaining a half, and they said the game was played in the best of spirits and was thoroughly enjoyable . Finally, a rather pedestrian comeback from Lyn and Martyn (because they were my bankers to win). They were also 3 down but thankfully secured a half – well done to them as well.
A great result and a big thank you to the team and Hugh McClean for his leadership on the night.
19th April 2018