Worcestershire U16s Vs Leicesteshire U16s - REPORT
Nathan Slater (Captain) Bewdley Pines Golf Club
Will Stott Bewdley Pines Golf Club
Alex Band Worcester Golf & Country Club
Cameron Green Wharton Park Golf Club
Jack Severn Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club
Joe Edwards Kings Norton Golf Club
Joe Price Hagley Golf Club
Rhys Hopkins Redditch Golf Club
Tom Warner Worcester Golf & Country Club
Josh Marshall The Worcestershire Golf Club
The Worcestershire under sixteen team gathered at Lutterworth Golf Club for their second fixture of the season. The team met in the clubhouse for breakfast and to discuss the pairings, tactics and general mind set needed to play a course without a practise round. We discussed how the elevations would affect club selection into the greens and also the run outs on our tee shot lines.
The morning was overcast and quite cold for June, but the golf displayed was good to watch. The first two matches were tightly contested with holes being won rather than lost, but local knowledge from the home side told towards the end. Jack Severn was making the step up from under fourteens, and alongside his partner Joe Edwards managed to win two up in front of the clubhouse crowds. The best point for Worcestershire came from an impressive display from Joe Price and Rhys Hopkins, Joe continuing his form to make it three points from three matches this season. However at lunch Leicestershire just edged the match three points to two.
At lunch we shuffled the order around a little to give us what we thought would be the best opportunity of a win. The first six matches were extremely tight and both sides took three points a piece, but only Will Stott’s match didn’t go past sixteen, so this shows just how close it was.
So the final result was nine six to Leicestershire, so congratulations to them. Even though Worcestershire didn’t win the team should take a lot of confidence from the golf we played and I believe form and belief is moving in the right direction leading into our first league match of the season.
Thanks to Mark Ralphs and Roger Martin for their excellent support as ever and to all the Leicestershire officials.
Click here for the score sheet.
Worcestershire U16s Manager
Posted on 31/07/2015
by Ian Henry