UDEN CUPSunday saw the unfortunate defeat of our Uden Cup Team when they came up against the might of Our near neighbours Swords Golf Club. Having Lost the two home matches all eyes turned to Swords and the gripping battle there. After a mighty tussle and some superb Golf we had taken two of the three matches and it fell to the last match to carry off the prize. Two fine shots into the seventeenth green and we could see the winning post, but it was not to be. Sadly three puts were dispatched and the hole and the match were lost. Our thanks go to the panel and Managers Gary and John for their effort and commitment and Hard Luck to all concerned it was a valiant fight.
Saturday saw our Junior cup team in action in the windswept seaside venue of Corballis Links. Despite playing great golf from tee to green our lads were unable to master the tricky greens on this famous Links course, subsequently finishing well down the field. Better luck next year lads again our thanks to the team and manager Andrew.
FRED PERRY TROPHY
This match against Ardee GC was played in great spirit with the players fully enjoying the camaraderie of the fray. The news from the away team was not good and we were struggling in both matches. At home the first pair of matches were routine wins for our boys, not so the last match who were in a rare battle. When the two matches away were lost we began to fear the worst as our final home match were now struggling to survive. The day was lost on the seventeenth hole when the Ardee player assured his par with a majestic chip to inches of the hole.
Unfortunately it came to light that as one of the Ardee players had incorrectly received an extra shot on his h/c allowance, the result will now be submitted to the Gui for adjudication. What a pity this match, played in such good spirits should end this way, but let there be no doubt the we parted company with Ardee on the day as the best of friends and we will remain so whatever the outcome.
Friday 14th sees the much anticipated Barton Cup Match against St. Annes Golf Club. Our Barton Boys are riding high at the moment and deservedly so.When you see the effort this panel have put into practise sessions it is no wonder they are all playing at the top of their game. We have the Home Advantage in this round, and if you can get out to either venue I promise you will see some exceptional golf Tee off is 4.30pm both venues.
Best of Luck Boys.
JIMMY BRUEN SHIELD
12.30pm Saturday 15th kicks off our Jimmy Bruen campaign with a qualifying round in Clontarf. The format is foursomes stroke play with best four from five scores to count. It then follows into Sunday with top four qualifiers vying for the single qualifying spot in foursomes matchplay. A tough format and not for the faint hearted, but we have the team to get the job done. So lets go lakers. Again all support would be welcomed.