On Monday 30th April 2018, the Stanton Ladies InterClub Team comprising
- Fran Tunnicliffe & Louise Spray,
- Karen Raynor & Di Hardwick
travelled to Trent Lock to play their first round match against a strong team from Newark GC.
Fran and Louise, receiving two shots, started well, getting ahead of their opponents. However, they slipped back, and despite some good play, they found themselves 3 down with two to play. Fortunately for us, Newark lost two drives on the 17th, and despite our supporters making strenuous efforts to find them, the balls were not found and the hole was conceded.
On the final short hole across water, Fran hit a great shot onto the green, putting the pressure on the opponents who put their shot into the water, allowing our pair to finish just one down.
In the second match, Karen and Di, who had not played foursomes together before, started well and forged ahead of their opponents, who were the same handicaps, hence no shots involved.
Both pairs played some good golf, but our pair managed to keep ahead, and were five up at one point. Despite losing some holes towards the end, they managed to maintain their lead and finished three up, giving Stanton victory.
Thanks go to Karen for giving up her birthday to play for us, (Happy Birthday, Karen!!) and thanks also to the supporters who walked round in the cold, windy conditions, keeping up the morale of the team.
We now look forward to Round 2 - at Mapperley against College Pines on Monday 11th June, tee times 12.40 & 12.50, so Ladies (and Gents!) potential supporters, look out your climbing gear and walking poles in readiness, and come and join us! You will be most welcome.
Stanton won by 2 holes
Further information about the Ladies' InterClub Foursomes 2018 may be found on the Nottinghamshire County Ladies Golf Association (NCLGA) website