Northants Golf

Northamptonshire High Drama  V Nottinghamshire Seniors East Midlands League

High Drama on the 18th

Our Midlands League campagn got underway against Notts, always a strong side and this year proved no exception. It was a glorious day for some exciting golf. Notts got off to a strong start winning the first four morning fousomes. The one way traffic stopped by Mike Burnhope & Greg Thomas winning their game and Brian O'Connell & Ted Dunn securing a half.

 Needing four wins in the afternoon Northants were dealt a further blow by when injury struck Gary Grimmitt who had to retire with severe back problems. Roger Butler had to battle valiantly  on his own . Adie Firman &  Brendon Moss  and Tony Lord &  Alistair Heslop recorded solid wins reversing the disappointments of the morning. With Mike Burnhope & Greg Thomas repeating their victory tension was rising. It came down to the last match which stood all square on the 18th tee. With a solid par from Brian O'Connell , Ted Dunn saw his birdie attempt slide agonisingly past the cup, it was left to Notts' Mick Grindle to hole a tricky 3 footer to secure the half, and the match. With the rest of the teams' members watching from the balcony, Mick was up to the challenge holing out in fine style giving Nottinghamshire victory by the narrowest of margins, 9 1/2 to 8 1/2.

If the restof our matches are like this we are in for a thrilling season.

Alistair Heslop

NGL Seniors Captain


Played at Northampton G.C.

Date 07/06/2021

v Notts
Aide Firman & Brendon Moss
4&3 1 Charles Banks & Tim Clarke
  Roger Butler & Gary Grimmitt
1up 1 Clive Bentley & Chris Powell
Alan Freeman &  Andrew MacDonald
4&3 1 Ian Newlove & Steve Hogg
Alistair Heslop & Tony Lord
1up 1 Andy Cook & James Maclachlan
Greg Thomas & Mike Burnhope 1 3&1
Allister MacLachan & Andrew Durbin
Ted Dunn & Brian O'Connell 1/2 halved 1/2  Andrew Hession & Mick Grindle

Foursomes Total 1 1/2
4 1/2
Brendon Moss & Aide Firman 2 3&2
Charles Banks & Tim Clarke
 Gary Grimmitt & Roger Butler
4&2 2 Cive Bentley & Chris Powell
 Alan Freeman & Andrew MacDonald
3&2 2 Ian Newlove & Steve Hogg
Alistair Heslop & Tony Lord 2 4&3
Andy Cook & James MacLachlan
Mike Burnhope & Greg Thomas 2 2&1
Allister MacLachlan & Andrew Durbin
Brian O'Connell & Ted Dunn 1 halved 1 Andrew Heeion & Mick Grindle

Betterball Total 7

Match Result 8 1/2
9 1/2

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