Northants Golf

Seniors v. Lincolnshire

Tuesday September 16th 2014

Northampton Golf Club

What a day.

Macd & Hardy vLincs

The stage was set. Lincolnshire had sent six players a day early to play a practise round. The Northamptonshire team had been briefed as to what we needed to achieve from the day, a win and nothing else.

The morning foursomes saw Lincolnshiretake a lead three points to two.

For the county seniors, Andrew MacDonald and Gary Hardy (see Photo) performed a miracle, coming from three down with three to play to halve their match. How vital that proved to be.

The afternoon saw the county seniors win convincingly four of the first five matches, and then two matches were lost, then a win, followed by a loss.

All was down to the last match on the course. Alan Linney, of Northants County against the Lincolnshire Captain Ray Pauley. All square leaving the difficult 16th hole, Alan birdied the 17th and went onto win the 18th hole, when Ray’s drive went astray.

As Captain, I am so proud of all of the senior’s players who have played this season and the season long commitment and effort shown.

We had to wait for the Suffolk v Cambridge result on the following day. Despite Suffolk's victory, Northamptonshire were champions of  the Anglian league, for the second time in three seasons, on games won. We are also joint winners of the Midland league east, with Nottinghamshire, with 3 wins out of four.



Mike Abbotts


County seniors captain 2014/15




Ted Dunn & David Dare   v 3&1 Steve Kellett & Tim Seaton
 Andrew MacDonald & Gary Hardy halved v halved  Dave Keen & Steve Cullington
Richard Cole & Peter Collins  2&1 v   Wayne Wallace & Malcolm Wray
 Mark Johnson & Mick Abbotts   v 3&1  Robin Horseman & Ray Pauley
 Brian O'Connell & Alan Linney halved v halved  Dave Quincey & Rod Bell
Foursomes Total




Richard Cole 2&1 v   Wayne Wallace
Peter Collins 3&2 v   Steve Kellett
Gary Hardy 4&3 v   Tim Seaton
 Andrew MacDonald 3&2 v   Robin Horseman
Brian O'Connell    v 4&3  Dave Keen
Ted Dunn   v 2&1  Dave Quincy
Alan Linney 2up v   Ray Pauley
Mark Johnson 5&3 v   Malcolm Wray
David Dare   v 1up  Rod Bell
Mick Abbotts   v 5&4  Steve Cullington
Singles Total  6
Northamptonshire 8   7 Lincolnshire













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