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(updated 24 November at 07:28)

Hardy B Report v Highcliffe Castle 

Saturday August 10th and here we are already at the last game of our Hardy B season, with 2 wins, 2 draws and just the 1 defeat so far, we know another win would cap off a fine season.

After a great brunch meal with the away team, we head out onto the course. Now Came players like a bit of wind for their home homes, but the wind today is gusting up to 50 mph+, this is going to be a test, even for Came!!

Game 1, Mark Bonnett with a new partner, James Baker. Good start for the Came pair, winning the first hole, but back level at the second. Nice steady golf sees them 1 up at the turn. Back to all square by 11, a good run of pars soon has them 2 up by 14, a lead they carry forward to a nice 2 & 1 win to give Came the first 2 points.

Game 2, Dave Shaw and Zak Killian. They race to be 3 up after 4, with Dave getting a birdie on the third hole. At this rate this game might soon be over, but Highcliffe fight back, and are only 1 down after 8, but this goes back to 2 down at the turn, thanks to a steady hole by Dave on 9. Came boys then go 3 up on ten, a lead they never look like losing as they push on to a 4 & 2 win, giving Came another 2 points. A great season for Zak in Hardy B, played 4, won 4!!

Game 3, the old boys, Steve (Snippet) Watts and Dave Allen. Fresh from their win in the last match, they don’t make the best of starts losing the first hole.  Back to all square after 5, the Came pair quickly win 3 of the next 4 holes to be 3 up at the turn. They push on winning holes 14 & 15, to record a great 5 & 4 win, securing another 2 points and a home win for Came. Could Came push on for a 5-0 home win ?

Game 4, 2 young guns out together, Paul Walker and the ever present this season Ross Sandercock. Tight, really tight game this one. Losing the first hole, winning the second. Losing the 3rd hole, winning the 4th. Level until they win 8th, only to lose 9th and be level at the turn. 1 down after 10, level again on 11, and still level after 14. They lose 15, and 16 thanks to a net birdie by the Highcliffe player. Now 2 down with 2 to play, Paul gets a great birdie on 17, to head down 18 one down. Needing to win 18 for a half, Ross has a putt to win the hole, his putt just misses, and this pair are gutted to slip to a 1 down defeat and give Highcliffe 2 points.

Final game, Captain Stewart Green and Big Dan Turner. This turns out to be a game of 2 halves, Stewart winning 3 holes on the front nine, to put them 1 up at the turn as they lost holes 3 & 5. Big Dan taking over in the wind on the back 9 holes, winning holes 10, 12 & 16, to see this pair home with an easy 4 & 2 win, for another 2 points to Came Down.

Overall: 4-1 home win for Came Down, will it be enough for promotion ? we will have to wait and see what other teams do in our league in August and September.


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