Day two and just over an hour to the Gloucester venue, the very testing Players Club, water some long carries and many challenging holes, a very good test of golf. Gloucester Captains’ always seem to be able to field a strong team and today certainly the case. There were one or two close matches but most were decisive results in favour of our hosts. The course most certainly rewards familiarity, several holes rather difficult to select appropriate lines. I believe there were a number of comments as to the suitability of such a demanding course, personally, I enjoyed the course however my failing memory, having played there 5 or 6 years ago, was of no help whatsoever plus my abysmal game on the day. The large and undulating greens were both speedy and true a typical modern course and perhaps not to everyone’s taste.
So now to the penultimate match of this truncated season, the Ladies’ Captains’ lay in wait at Downes Crediton GC. This match always keenly contested and played in a competitive but sporting atmosphere is viewed by some Captains as one to avoid, so it is rumoured, to lose versus the ladies cannot even be contemplated! Our journey home, with thanks to our drivers, was uneventful and relatively short, the M4 located nearby from the golf course.