Seniors’ matches update

The Seniors played successive matches against, and with, the Ladies on consecutive Mondays, 17th and 24th July. Unusually, the match against the Ladies was played with thirteen players in each team at the request of the Ladies. Due to miscommunication one of the men did not turn up so they only had 12 players. Thirteen proved to be an unlucky number for the Ladies as the Senior Men retained the Mallick-Holden Trophy.

The second match was a mixed match against Oakland Park. On paper Oakland seemed to have a strong team with their players’ handicaps averaging about four strokes lower than the Rickmansworth golfers. However home advantage more than levelled the playing field, particularly with Ricky’s tricky greens resulting in a 6-0 whitewash for Rickmansworth. Ricky saved the best to the end with the last pair out, Ann Paris and Syd Carter securing the biggest victory by 5 and 4.