Winter Inter Club Scratch Foursomes Finals at Moseley GC 17.4.16 - Report
Fine, sunny weather greeted the players at Moseley GC for the Droitwich Shield and Kidderminster Cup Finals. As usual, the course, despite some heavy recent rain, was in good condition and well prepared for the competition by Mike Green, The Head Green Keeper, and his staff.
35 ( Droitwich Shield) and 25 ( Kiddy Cup) club teams embarked on their journey to the finals last October and this demonstrates a growing interest in this competition over recent years.Foursomes match play, off scratch, is one of the hardest formats in our game and still forms the bedrock of all our county matches. Good partnerships, knowing what to say and when, whilst working together as a team are all part of this very challenging form of golf. Today was no exception, with some fine shots and crucial putts being holed in a very sporting, competitive atmosphere. These views were expressed by both winning Captains in their speeches, namely Earl Withers (Redditch) and David Homer ( Stourbridge).
The final results were: Droitwich Shield - Redditch 'A' 2 v 1 Kidderminster 'A'
Kidderminster Cup - Stourbridge 'A' 3 v 0 Droitwich 'A'
The Moseley G.C. President, Eric Plant, kindly presented the teams with their winning shields. The County would like to express their gratitide to Moseley G.C. for hosting the finals and for the warm hospitality shown to all the competitors and travelling supporters.
The winter weather caused its usual problems along the way and the County would like to thank all the teams involved, and their managers, for making every effort to play each round by the closing date. This attitude has greatly helped our County Organiser, David McDermott , to effectively run this competition without too many problems. The County would therefore like to thank David and everyone else who's helped to run the competition, in particular, Stuart Pritchard ( County Secretary) and the referees for the finals, Tony Edwards and Clive Werrett.
The Teams in the 2016 Finals
The Droitwich Shield Winners 2016 : Redditch 'A'
Back row LtoR: James Robinson, Alex Fuell, Steve Bird, Eric Plant (MGC President), Russ Ager, Gary Cull
Front Row LtoR: Gary Bristow, Earl Withers ( Capt) Tom Mee
The Droitwich Shield Runners Up 2016 - Kidderminster 'A'
Back row LtoR : Craig Richardson, James Toman, Eric Plant (MGC President), Callum Hutchinson
Front row LtoR: Mark Dudley ( Capt), Josh Thorpe, Luke Rogers
The Kidderminster Cup Winners 2016 : Stourbridge 'A'
Back row LtoR : Alun McGrath, Lindsay Dews, Steve Carpenter, Bryan Swain
Front row LtoR : Colin Bullock, David Homer( Capt) David Wainwright
The Kidderminster Cup Runners Up 2016- Droitwich 'A'
Back row LtoR : Fred Fawkes, Eric Plant (MGC President), Alex Bishop, Dave Middleton
Front row LtoR : Adrian Powell, Paul Newman ( Capt) Andrew Terry
Posted on 17/04/2016
by Bill Thompson