Gloucestershire Golf Union

GGU Seniors Team GLCGA Seniors
Thursday 14th April 2022
Timothy Michael Clink 
Lilley Brook Golf Club
& Brian Mitten 
Lilley Brook Golf Club
Won 5 & 4 Alison Kelly & Emma Brereton
Steve Yorke 
Shirehampton Park Golf Club
Won 4 & 2 Karen Rix & Susan Ellis
Vern Chappell 
Cotswold Edge Golf Club
& Richard Wood 
Long Ashton Golf Club
Won 6 & 5 Andra Knight & Jo Blackmore
Carl Gyde 
& Simon Hale 
Lansdown Golf Club
Halved Corrinne Durbar & Ruth Hughes
Nick Morris 
Lilley Brook Golf Club
& John Lannon 
Lilley Brook Golf Club
Won 2 & 1 Wendy Bond & Mary Mayes
Fourballs Total

Gloucestershire Seniors took on Gloucestershire Ladies Seniors in an annual friendly fixture at Lilley Brook Golf Club on Thursday 14th April.  In a keenly fought encounter the men were comfortable winners against a very strong Ladies team.  However, the result in this fixture is less important than the opportunity to establish new pairings for the competitive season ahead.  Seniors Captain, Nick Morris has introduced three new team members for this year, all with handicaps of scratch or better.  The expectations for this season are understandably high and competition for selection has rarely been tougher.

In the match itself, the top pairing of Brian Mitten and Tim Clink were comfortable winners but given they are both Lilley Brook locals their victory was an expectation rather than a surprise but that took nothing away from a spirited fight from their opponents Alison Kelly and Emma Brereton.  Carl Gyde and Simon Hale halved their match against Corrinne Durber and Ruth Hughes in a very competitive encounter.  The Ladies’ only win came in the last match where Wendy Bond and Mary Hayes beat Nick Morris and John Lannon.  The shot making from these two ladies was exceptional and at a time when Morris and Lannon felt they could get something from the match the ladies simply increased the pressure and hit the shots that mattered when it mattered.

A big thank you to Lilley Brook for hosting the match.  The course was in superb condition for early season and things are looking good for the forthcoming County Championship in May.

Nick Morris

Seniors Captain.

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