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Worcestershire Presidents Vs Worcestershire Boys - Report

Team
James Robinson Captain Redditch Golf Club
Matthew Osborn Vice Captain The Abbey Golf Club
Nathan Dyke Bromsgrove Golf Club
Callum Green Wharton Park Golf Club
Nathan Grant Bromsgrove Golf Club
Harry Lane Wharton Park Golf Club
Ben Finch Worcester Golf & Country Club
Lawrence Hill Stourbridge Golf Club
Chris Crisp Ombersley Golf Club
Jake Kelly Ombersley Golf Club

So it finally was the opening match of the season after what has seemed like a long winter. It seemed a long time since we started winter training with Graham Farr and the whole team seemed to have moved on a long way.

The morning foursomes were mostly closely contested rubbers apart from the biggest result which was a 6 & 4 defeat in match number two to Worcestershire’s new second team captain Russ Ager and his partner Phil Dyke. The pairing of Lawrence Hill and Nathan Grant matched that result but put the points on the Boys side in match number four. Two matches went the distance with some heroics on the last leading to the points being shared, but overall at lunch the less experience Boys team just edged it 3-2.

The singles started fantastically for the Boys with a great win for our new Captain James Robinson leading the line. As I watched the boys display good decision making combined with tidy short games it just didn’t seam to look as if we could do anything wrong. Haden Green and James Berwick spoilt a great looking singles score sheet with a 3&1 win and a half on the last but it didn’t dampen the team spirit that has been built over the winter.

I must thank all the players that supported our President Bill Thompson and gave up their day to play the Boys. The match was played in good spirit throughout and I believe all enjoyed the experience and will be better for it. I’d also like to thank Mark Ralphs and Stuart Pritchard for their support throughout the match, I know the boys always appreciate your support.

Finally thank you to Blackwell Golf Club for your hospitality throughout the day and letting us play your lovely course.

 

Click here for the score sheet. 

 

Ian Henry
Worcestershire U18s Manager