Our aged heroes summoned up every last ounce of their vim and vigour, which, with the exception of Alan Adonis (?), is definitely not a lot!. As a result they overcame a full strength Cumberwell Park team, to chalk up another fine victory.
With an average handicap of 8.5 (!) our visitors played very well but not well enough and came up short – losing out 1.5 points to 2.5 points. This is the first of the 2 leg final of the Graham Jefferies Winter League. The second leg at Cumberwell is on the 29th March- so its all to play for!
Well done team! Ed.
Due to the inclement weather the Seniors AGM planned for March 1st has been postponed to March 7th.
Stay safe and warm,
On a bitingly cold winter’s day we were unfortunately beaten by Mapledurham 3 – 1. The only ray of sunshine was that of Patrick Griffin and Andy Skelly who managed to win their match 4 & 3. This means that we cannot even achieve runner-up status this year, so better luck next year when we join the Nonsuch league with, guess who, West Berks, Calcot Park, Oak Park and Weybrook Park.
We arrived at W Berks with high hopes of catching them up at the head of the Blenheim League. However, it was not to be, with W Berks beating us 3 games to 1. All the pairs put up valiant efforts but W Berks are just too good on home soil and are understandably top of our league. We hope for better things in our home match against Mapledurham on the 5th February.
14 stalwarts braved the wind and the cold to find the clubhouse in darkness. A power-cut had affected Grove Road and the hotel and the electricity was still off at 2.00pm when we left after prize-giving. A warm cup of coffee was offered on arrival to those who wanted it for which they were grateful. The Jokers format, doubling or trebling Stableford scores when declared, worked well with Jim Purvis and Mike Williams racking up a highly creditable 120 points between them. Second, on 106 points, were Tim Brunsden and Alan Ravenhall. Well done those pairs and thank you to the rest of you for turning up.
Next TOGS is Thursday, 15th February.