Northants Golf

Seniors v. Norfolk

Northamptonshire County Seniors v Norfolk Seniors

7th July 2016.

KetteringGolf Club.



When the two teams met atKettering, both had won two league matches and were level on overall games won. What followed was to show just how evenly matched the sides are.

Norfolk travelled up on the Wednesday and played a practise round in preparation.

The morning foursomes were halved with both side winning two matches.

A well presented lunch was enjoyed by both sides. Alan Wrigley disappeared to the range looking for a swing shortly before teeing off. What a good move that was, coming in with a 7 and 6 win after struggling in the morning.

Alan Freeman from Overstone came in with a 6 and 4 win.

The rest of the matches were nip and tuck, four being halved and two won by a margin of one up none more desperate than myself, being five up after nine holes and holing a long putt on the 18th for a half.

The final afternoon score was six to four to the home side ,giving an overall  winning margin of two points.

The Seniors remain undefeated for nearly three years and have one final Anglian league fixture away against Cambridgeon the 28th July. We now top the league with a maximum six points.

Both sides enjoyed aKetteringcourse in excellent condition, with pin positions and green speeds comparable withAugusta.

Thank you to the members for closing the tee very early for us and the catering staff for some fine food.

Well done to all the team for hanging in there. A great spirit as usual.


Mike Abbotts


Seniors Captain 2016.




Richard Cole & Alan Freeman   v 4&3  Ian Hogg & Tony Ralton
Ted Dunn & Ian Kerr   v 2&1  David Patrick & Tony Richards
Roger Butler & Alan Wrigley 1up v   Roger Finney & Mike Horley
Mike Abbotts Brian O'Connell 2up v   Rob Webb & Dave Hudson
Ian Smith & Geoff Dyson halved v halved  Barry Clarke & Simon Tilbrook
Foursomes Total 2 1/2  

2 1/2

Richard Cole halved v halved  David Patrick
Alan Freeman 6&4 v   Tony Ralton
Ian Kerr 1up v   Ian Hogg
Ted Dunn halved v halved  Tony Richards
Roger Butler 1up  v   Rob Webb
Alan Wrigley 7&6 v   Roger Finney
Brian O'Connell   v 2&1 Mike Horley
Mike Abbotts halved v halved  Simon Tilbrook
Geoff Dyson   v 4&2  Barry Clarke
Ian Smith halved v halved  Dave Hudson
Singles Total  6
Northamptonshire 8 1/2   6 1/2 Norfolk













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