Rickmansworth Seniors’ third match of the season was away to Batchwood Hall on 18th April. Despite two matches being decided on the 17th and another two on the 18th, Ricky couldn’t muster even a half so suffered a whitewash going down 0-6.
The Seniors’ second home match of the season on 26th April against Oakland Park offered an early chance to bounce back from the mauling in the previous match. Although traffic chaos caused long delays all players managed to get through and off not too late. Ricky’s reputation for trickiness was enhanced by the fickle weather varying from warm sunshine to bitter winds and even a brief snow shower. Confidence was restored – just, with a 3½-2½ win to Rickmansworth.
Having already recorded 2 home wins so far this season in the Herts Friendly League (against Batchwood and Bushey), Rickmansworth hit the road for the away game at Little Hay. Away days are always well enjoyed but difficult to actually overturn home advantage and record a win. Not today though! Vice-Captain Peter Maestas led from the front with partner John Shamoon earning a great draw in the top match. Little Hay hit the front with a victory in the 2nd match over Stefan Kunka & Mick Gornicki, but Danny Simmonds & Graham Davies surged back to give Ricky a 2 point lead. In the 4th match Dave Watson & Dave Miles sealed a draw on the 18th green, and it was left to Mick Rogers and Bernie White to win the anchor match by a terrific 6 points to give Ricky its first ever away victory in the HFL – 203 pts-195 pts. A terrific effort by all who played, as every shot really does count. We look forward to welcoming Little Hay back to RGC later in the season.
Rickmansworth Golf Club made the trip down to the south coast for their annual match against Meyrick Park in Bournemouth on Saturday. The weather held out for the groups to tee off after a hearty breakfast. The match didn’t start off as the Captain had planned, by losing the first 3 matches. A spirited come back by the next 2 groups who won both their matches brought the match back to 3-2 down, leaving it all to the last group of Ian Mackie and debutante David Grace. The match went down to the 18th hole with Ian and David coming back victorious leveling the match at 3-3, a brilliant away result.
I would like to thank all the players who made the trip and well done. A mention to John Shamoon and Mick Rogers who won the sweep with 42 points, but lost their match 3&2 showing how high the quality of golf was.
Graham Farmer (Club Captain) 2016 Men’s fixtures