Great welcome by Shirland with great weather we could not of asked for a better day.
Team order picked between the two captains and the first pairs tee off at 2pm, 50 minutes later we are all in play.
The first seven holes you are in touch with the rest of the team and the match is very tight.
Coming down the 18th 1 up I was met by one of the team who lets me know we are 3 – 2 down, we win the 6th match and await the arrival of the last pair not knowing how it was going, they both chip out and then hit the green and after a few missed putt’s and a lot of tension in front of the club house from both teams the balls finally dropped and the match was all square.
Off down the 19th Antony (Uttoxeter) & Andrew (Matlock Captain) tensions still high for all watching, never mind the final pair, Ant tees off first and hits what is said to be his best drive of the day straight down the middle some 20 yards short of a the green, Andrew tees off and hits a good shot to the left side of the fairway. Some team members follow them down the 19th to see how the competition unfolds, fortunately for Uttoxeter Ant chips on and putt’s out for par to win the 1st extra hole taking Uttoxeter C through. Hand shakes are exchanged between the two teams.
Thanks go to Matlock for their great team spirit and sportsmanship.
Thanks also goes out to Shirland for their hospitality and for laying on food afterwards.
A great contest was had by both teams.
Wayne Moore, Pete Slowikowski, Antony Leatherbarrow, Ken Storey, John Woodward, Andy Page & Ollie Molloy.