Lew Easter – Harrison King – George Holland – Ben Lynch
This rearranged match from a rain soaked course in April this year could not have provided a greater extreme, brown fairways hard and running. With much needed rain forecast later in the day and the weekend I’m sure many of us will welcome it with some relief. The current condition however provided some spectacular driving distances from our young opponents, for example Craig Passmore, on the long 10th hit an enormous drive into the light breeze and took a wedge to the green. The club, now under the guidance of Jon Langmead and Jodie Bee, is looking very positively toward the future. These young professionals have the experience and knowledge to promote the golf club and members in the right direction, good luck to all.
This match is always a great pleasure to be selected for, these young men are all a credit to their parents, clubs, junior organisers and of course golf itself. These young players all display, what is sometimes missing from the higher echelons of golf, good etiquette and sportsmanlike attitudes. These attributes, at least in part, come from Graeme Moore the juniors manager. Graeme is one of the all time great Devon golf supporters, from earlier caddying for the first team, managing teams at various levels and nowadays monitoring and mentoring these young men.
As always the Warren greens are in excellent condition and running well, each one standing out like on oasis amidst their brown surroundings. The handicaps of opponents, very low as one would expect, ranged from plus one and scratch to six consequently some of our team received 18 shots. Andy Carpenter, himself a former Devon junior, was delighted to receive seven shots a first he claimed! The first two matches halved, for a very short while, actually posed the possibility of further success, silly, quality and ability prevailed. After an excellent meal from the club’s caterer both Captains gave their thanks to the club and members for the use of their course and facilities. Ben Lynch presented a cheque in favour of the club’s junior section. Good luck to the Warren and all involved there, a special golf course in South Devon.