On Sunday 8th April 2018, Came Down hosted Stoneham in the Beckford Bowl (Scratch Team event).
Came players were hoping for strong winds, however we had one of the few days at Came with no wind!.
Stoneham arrived with a very strong team and with over 70 category 1 golfers (Handicap 5 or less) to choose from, they started with an advantage over Came Down.
However, the Came Down team fought brilliantly, after the morning foursomes Came Down led 2.5 points to Stoneham’s 1.5 points, with wins for the pairs of Mark Stickley & Alan Stickley, Steve Blake & Martin Aylett and a half for Ryan Ford & Geraint Hughes.
The afternoon foursomes were very tightly contested, with 5 matches going to the 18th hole, and 2 matches finishing on 17th hole.
Came Down star performers were Steve Blake and Geraint Hughes who won, and Ryan Ford and Martin Aylett who halved their matches.
Unfortunately, the overall result ended in defeat for Came Down, Stoneham finishing with 6.5 points verses Came Down’s 5.5 points.
A big thank you to Charlie McIntyre, who supported they team throughout the day and performed the starter duties.
Report by: Mark Stickley
(Scratch Team Captain)