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Senior Matchplay Finals - Halesowen GC - 16th & 17th August 2018

Eight of the best Senior Golfers from across Worcestershire gathered at Halesowen GC on Thursday 16th August 2018, to compete for the Worcestershire Seniors Matchplay Salver.

They were to find the course in superb condition, with the greens exceptionally true, and the course would prove to be a tricky test over the two days.

Two of the matches in the 1st round would see titantic struggles, with Steve Green (Rose Hill) just edging out Gary Bristow (Redditch) by one hole, and Martin Cartwright (Fulford Heath) also winning his match, against Bill Thompson (Kings Norton), 1 up. in the other matches, Bryan Swain (Stourbridge) beat Terry Lawson  (Hollywood) and Willie Kerr (Redditch) would progress when his opponent, Roger Martin (Kings Norton) had to retire ill after 12 holes, whilst the match was all square. 

The 4 surviving players would return early on the Friday morning to compete in the semi finals. Again, the spectators were treated to some excellent golf, and two close matches. Steve Green beat Bryan Swain 2&1, and Willie Kerr saw off Martin Cartwright 1 up.

Finalists (left) Steve Green (Rose Hill) and (right) Willie Kerr (Redditch) with WUGC Vice President, Dave McDermott. 

Thus the final would be between Steve Green and Willie Kerr, and would be refereed by John Whitehead.  Steve Green played some very solid golf, and managed to run out a 5&4 winner.

FULL RESULTS

The prize presentation was conducted by Dave McDermott (WUGC Vice President) and David Gough (Halesowen GC Vice President). David Gough was keen to welcome everyone to Halesowen GC, and hoped that the players had found the course to be in good condition, and to be a good test of golf. All the players agreed,

In reply, Dave McDermott, thanked Halesowen GC for hosting this prestigious event. He thanked the bar, catering and professional teams for their friendly service throughout the two days. He also thanked the volunteers and referees, John Brothwood, Colin Mitchell and John Whitehead.