KINGTON GOLF CLUB 20th JUNE
Match Result Devon GCs 3 – Shropshire & Hereford 5
The Premier Inn, our chosen hostelry, ensured a bright eyed start to day two having called “last orders” at 10.45. Several of our teamates were visibly shocked and had to be reassured that they had correctly heard this mistimed instruction, with a few mutterings and bewilderment in their eyes our victorious players ….. went quietly. Awaking with clear heads and bright eyes we were shocked to hear and then see …….. RAIN, was this a cruel trick of sobriety ? Gathering together in the restaurant the men of Devon looked to their leader how, why, rain ? Miraculously prior to our departure the rain ceased not to be seen for the rest of the day, “Sunstan” rules !
One group of travellers left rather earlier however, “Cooperman” “Waggs” and Neil HAYman, known collectively as The Wurzels, were on their way to inspect and purchase a Combine Harvester! Upon arrival they discovered a sorry mess for sale held together “by b….y string” according to Roger’s advisor’s, this was not to be seen in future at the Cooper spread, the Southfork of Mid Devon ?
Kington was to provide a welcome surprise and Captain Sunstan’s first defeat. The first hole was like the North Face of K2 but then hallelujah a plateau withh sixteen holes virtually level. Kington is the highest eighteen hole course in England, it proved to be a fair test of golf but with a number of blind holes. The greens were very good and generally the course in very good order, reliance on our opponents information was critical on some holes and local knowledge eventually prevailed. A feature of the course was the unusual rippling effect on the fairways making for buggy users a very bumpy ride, described elsewhere as “rambunctious”. With views over the Brecon Beacons hampered by low cloud and restricted visibility it was obvious however a clear day would provide stunning views.
Results computed and a double whammy in favour of Gareth the Captain of S&H, another homely meal enjoyed by all, thanks to all at Kington and our hosts we left for the journey home. Always fond memories of our matches against the S&H boys we look forward to their visit next year to Okehampton and Fingle Glen.
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