THE WORCESTERSHIRE GOLF CLUB 11th APRIL 2013
MATCH RESULT DEVON GC’s 4 – WORCESTER GC’s 4
We set off from Devon with a reasonable weather forecast for the day, the prospect of playing the oldest course in Worcestershire, (probably the oldest one in the Midlands) and a mixture of local Captains travelling up with some of the host Captains. The Worcestershire President addressed the assembled Captains with an update on our own Harold Cook (they are now both members of Honiton) and passed on Harold’s best wishes to all and his determination to be playing in next year’s fixture.
The golf course is set in the lee of The Malvern Hills with splendid views across the rolling Worcestershire countryside; unfortunately with the mist we couldn’t appreciate it on the day. However, we could enjoy the quality of the course which was in fine fettle considering the cold and difficult nature of the spring so far this year. The last time I played here was in the mid 70’s but I remember the views if nothing about my round then.
As Captain I have tried to play with somebody different in each match, and my playing partner on this occasion Paul, found this course to his liking, similar to Exeter- fairways just a little wider, was his comment. I was certainly ribbed about my loss to the juniors but with a very good partner and the opposition not hitting their best form until the match was over, it was the same result but in reverse.
After five matches the team was four up, some very good golf, some tight games and a fight back from three down to win one up by Cyril and Alec meant we retained the trophy, however the Worcester boys fought back to win the last three matches, ensuring an honourable half on their own turf. At dinner we were well looked after by the excellent catering at the club, this combined with banter abounding meant that a very enjoyable day was had by all. Thus we could almost forget the squall which blew in when we were on the course keeping up the fact that I have hardly had a ‘dry’ match in my time as Captain.