West Wilts GC Seniors recover from recent defeats with a resounding victory on 8th June against Bath GC
Following their recent two defeats, WWGC Seniors were in defiant mood as they faced Bath GC at home last Thursday 8th June.
Weather conditions in the morning were horrendous with heavy rain and strong winds but, fortunately, by 1230 hours as the 1st group teed off the rain had abated. The members of WWGC are used to the adverse effect of strong winds which gives them a distinct advantage over visiting teams who are more accustomed to playing at sea level. This proved to be the case against Bath as our Seniors recorded a magnificent 5 to 1 victory. The outstanding pairing on the day was Jeff Gardner/David Simpson who romped home with a 7 in 6 win, for the older brethren amongst us this magnitude of score is amusingly known as a "Dog Licence!" Seniors' Captain Stephen Adams spreads his favours throughout the Seniors' Section in order to avoid any accusations of favouritism and on this occasion played with Mike Oram, winning by a magnificent 3 in 2. The remaining team pairings, namely, Steve Hutchinson/Richard Triggol, Dave Edmunds/Stephen Brackley, Jack Winter/Warren White all won their matches with a creditable 2 in 1 score.
As always, let's finish with a few quips from The Book of Golf Quotations; I was playing once with the King of Samoa, I asked him what his handicap was, to which he replied, "Six wives". Tony Jacklin famously wrote at The Belfry in 1985 after winning The Ryder Cup, "I meant to tell Lee Trevino not to be too despondent. This Cup is going to change hands quite often in the future. He will not be the last losing American captain." Billy Casper wrote in 1970, "Golf is the greatest game in the world. It is frustrating, rewarding, humbling and exhilarating. It can send you into the depths of despair or it can rocket you into an orbit of incomparable satisfaction and joy. It puts a player's character to the ultimate test and his or her's richest qualities of patience, poise and restraint to the flame." All familiar emotions whether playing at West Wilts GC or The US Masters in Augusta, writes the author Martin Hicks-Lobbecke.