Match of the Day
The much anticipated Presidents Putter Final was played on Sunday 29th September.
The Club President, Jean Evans, watched the tee off on the first tee in bright sunshine. Setting off on their 36 hole match, Dave Slater and Oliver Davies produced an exciting and closely contested display of golf at its best.
The first 18 holes were close with David, playing off a handicap of 16 leading by 3 at the ninth hole. Oliver, playing off 8 fought hard and his second shot at 12 found the green just past the pin, a wonderful golf shot. Rain closed in and the weather noticeably deteriorated with the wind becoming stronger. The first 18 holes ended with David still 3 up.
After lunch the weather was again inclement, but the match produced more determined golf from both players, their contrasting styles resulting in close scores on each hole. David’s low drives and accurate chipping enabled him to get to dormy by the 12th hole, but showing great skill and helped by the ball hitting the flag and dropping close to the hole on 13, Oliver won the next two holes. Inevitably, a half on the 15th resulted in the match ending in a 4 / 3 win for David Slater.
Congratulations to both players.
Pictured below Dave Slater & Oliver Davies