R2 - STANTON vs NOTTS GC
The InterClub Mixed Foursomes Team representing Stanton against Notts at Chilwell on Monday 14th May 2018 was:-
- G. Brand and E. Howie
- A. Wain and .J. Harby
On a beautiful sunny evening with supporters in abundance, our mixed foursomes team took on the might of Notts Golf Club.
Match 1 - vs N. Furness & L. Spray
Gavin and Emma receiving four shots, won their Match 1 UP. This Match was closely fought going one way or another before being all square after seventeen holes. Gavin and Emma won the eighteenth to close the Match out. So many congratulations to this stoic partnership - in the two rounds played this season they remain unbeaten.
Match 2 - vs M. Sutcliffe & E. Rowbottom
Anthony and Jane also received four shots. Notts were mainly in control of this Match due to good chipping and putting plus a little bit of luck on a couple of holes when the ball was heading for trouble but bounced back into play. Jane and Anthony fought hard against a young pairing which included Emily Rowbottom - runner up in the Ladies County Championship at Stanton on Sunday, losing their Match 5 DOWN. I would like to say "Well done!" to our Lady Captain Jane (who had played very little golf over the last six weeks due to a back injury) for turning out to play, replacing the injured Louise.
Match result:- Stanton lost to Notts by 4 holes .
We predicted a "toughie" and we weren't disappointed - it was in all senses! So congratulations to Notts. on their victory - we wish them good fortune in their next round.
To the Team - better luck next year. Collectively, we wish to thank all the supporters for turning out on the night . Once again it was tremendous.
R1 - STANTON vs BEESTON FIELDS
The first round of this season's InterClub Mixed Foursomes took place on 16th April 2018 versus Beeston Fields at Wollaton Park.
It was a coldish windy evening and the course was in good condition considering the recent wet weather. The greens were very slow - entirely different to the pace to which our players are accustomed.
The Club was represented by:-
- Match 1 Gavin Brand & Emma Howie (Stanton) vs Peter Benson and Claire Jones (Beeston Fields).
- Match 2 Anthony Wain & Fran Tunnicliffe (Stanton) vs Stuart Newland and Helen Maber (Beeston Fields).
Gavin and Emma, giving four shots, carried on from their winning form of last year, winning their match 3 UP. After going one down early on they fought back, playing solidly and coping with the slow greens extremely well.
Antony and Fran, a new pairing for Stanton, blended perfectly in their baptism of fire against the "old enemy"! Beeston fought back after being three down with three to play, winning holes sixteen and seventeen. However Anthony and Fran won the eighteenth with a brilliant iron shot from Anthony from under the trees to the back edge of the green. Beeston were bunkered on the left, and that was that! Although giving three shots, the rookies won their match comfortably 2 UP.
Match result: Stanton WON 5 UP
Both matches were absorbing to watch and played in good spirit, with both teams playing some great golf.
Support from Stanton Members was extremely encouraging, and I would like to thank them on behalf of myself and the players.
With last year's momentum and confidence firmly back on track, we are now looking forward to the next round which looks, on paper, to be a toughie - against Notts at Chilwell Manor GC on Monday 14th May starting at 4.30 p.m.
InterClub Foursomes Knock-out Rules may be found on the Notts Union of Golf Clubs web site.
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