Taunton Vale was, to many of the Devon team, an unknown quantity and therefore very welcome as a new experience. Although the golf course may not be as familiar as other courses in the County it proved to be well received. The fairly unremarkable land had obviously been creatively designed to provide features which a number of holes demanded quality golf shots and were also pleasing to the eye. Our travelling meteorologists were unfortunately wrong, on this occasion, for most of the round showery rain required waterproofs. As is so often the norm these days four reserves were called upon to field our team, thank goodness we have a number of men who willingly respond to the call, sometimes at very short notice !
This match is traditionally the half time finale for the Captain’s match season, allowing him time to gather himself for Captain’s Day in a couple of weeks time. Roger’s season to date has been the usual mixture of successes and defeats but all played in good spirit and fun, as someone once said “It’s not the results one remembers just the people”. Many familiar faces therefore were greeted with banter and references to banditry and parentage, all carried forward from the last confrontation. The result was a reflection of last year at Libbaton a win for Devon helping to balance Roger’s record and encouragement for next year’s matches. The usual thanks were given to all at the club for their attention and service culminating in the return of the carved wooden trophy, with the Somerset Wyvern embossed, back to whence it came.
With just Captain’s Day 0n the horizon and the winter break inviting hibernation for our delicate hybrid members, we can only wish for Roger fine weather and good golf for everyone at Bigbury.