29 Apr - 1st Team vs Royal Air Force

Jake Phillips in fine form

It definitely was ‘chocks away’ at a beautifully presented Bristol & Clifton where our 1st team ‘navigated’ their way to a resounding 13-2 win against a strong and feisty RAF team, who had transported in their players from as far away as Lincolnshire.


Due to some of our more senior players participating at the West of England Stroke Play, it was an opportunity for a couple of 2nd team players to make their mark, and they did just that. It really does show the depth of squad we have in the men's teams. 


Taking the morning foursomes 4-1 was particularly pleasing as we have previously struggled in this format. The consistency of pairings worked well again today; lets hope this is the start of things to come. The afternoon singles was just a continuation of the Cornwall match 2 weeks ago; this time we took the afternoon 9-1. There was some unbelievable scoring; it seemed like a birdie feast all day. Most notable was Mike Day’s game where he shared 11 birdies between himself and his playing partner, especially as these were at 11 different holes. What a better ball score that must have been!


I have to say, there is a massively positive spirit around the whole team, as they are all on such a high, and it really does make a difference to their performance.


My thanks go to our President, Mike Doyle-Davidson, for his professional starting and all day support, this along with other supporters, Dave Hares, Ian & Mary Cornwell, David Strange, David Windebank & Ted Jackson.


My thanks also go to Bristol & Clifton and all of its members for giving the County the courtesy of their course for the day. Also my thanks reach out to the catering and bar staff for their delivery of great food and the green keepers for getting the course in such great condition. Both teams commented on what a pleasure it was to play the course.


The next match is against Somerset on 13th May at Ross On Wye. Let’s hope we can continue on the same ‘flight path’ as the last 2 games and ‘land’ another win.


Match Results


Gary Ward

County Captain


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