West Wilts Seniors record convincing 4 to 2 Victory against visitors from Sherborne
Weather conditions were almost perfect as Stephen Adams, Captain of The Seniors, assembled his team for their first home game against the visitors from Sherborne Golf Club. There was only glorious blue sky to admire, as the opposing teams prepared to commence battle off the 1st Tee last Thursday 6th April at West Wilts GC. Stephen had carefully selected his team and was the first to tee off with his Vice Captain, Terry Turner. It is widely accepted that home advantage is worth at least 6 strokes to the hosts and this proved to be the case with Stephen Adams/Terry Turner and John Walpole/Jack Winter both winning 2 holes up. The most convincing victory went to Bill Powell/Dave Morgan who carded a 3 in 2 win followed by Ken Pearce/Dave Simpson who also performed well with a 2 in 1 eclipse of the opposition. The overall result was a convincing 4 to 2 win which bodes well for the remainder of the busy 2017 Seniors' Match Programme. With the trials and tribulations of the match finally over, all 24 players enjoyed the ambience of the clubhouse 19th Hole where tales of missed putts and "what ifs" continued way past the bedtime of most of those sat around the table.
To digress for a moment in order to reflect on the nail biting finish to The 2017 US Masters, hope no-one fell asleep in the custard today after staying up to the wee small hours to watch Justin and Sergio fight like gladiators in a sudden death encounter last night. On a historical note, the first British player to win The US Masters was Sandy Lyle way back on Saturday 10th April 1988 when he swept his approach shot to the 18th green out of a fairway bunker to about 5 yards and sank the resulting birdie putt for a one shot victory over Mark Calcavecchia. It was the fourth time a birdie on the final hole had won The US Masters and also the first time it had happened in 10 years (writes author Martin Hicks-Lobbecke)