C Team victorious over Rutland County 4-2

The Belton Park C team travelled to Rutland County for a return match, already proud of a home win and determined to do the double. Due to a diary administrative error, Rutland County’s Captain Keith Wright had to get a team together at short notice as the team sheet had the next day as the match date!

The Rutland County course had major differences to Belton Park, such as slow greens, fluffy fairways and tee boxes, which was a total opposite to the Belton Park course. These conditions gave the home team an advantage, nearly all Belton Park’s team suffered lagged putts.

The first pair of Captain Ian Carroll and John Cooke started badly for the Belton Park team, but they ended up winning 4&3. The second pair of Andy MacGowan and Kevin Smith had a good win 4&2. Andy had previously led the team for the home match, winning his game 5&4. The third pair of Kevin Phillips and Tom Parry showed the rest of the team the way, by out golfing the previous two pairs to achieve a 5&4 win - very good golf! The fourth pair of Garry Taylor & Robb Tapp had a difficult time as their opposition decided to play 5 under their handicap and Rutland County’s Peter Chippendale and his partner had a good 3&2 win. Nigel Rodway and Ajay Panchal came in next, fighting all the way through to the last hole but alas lost it on the 18th. The best performance of the day came from Dish Patel who shot a gross 31 on the front 9, sinking putts from everywhere! Well played Dish, that’s how it’s done! Dish was partnered by Martin Clarke. Martin and Dish have at last gone on to the best player of the year awards list! 

Results; 

1  

Captain Ian Carroll and John Cooke   

Won 4&3 

2

Andy MacGowan and Kevin Smith

Won 4&2 

3

Kevin Phillips and Tom Parry

Won 5&4 

4

Garry Taylor and Robb Tapp

Lost 3&2 

5

Ajay Panchal and Nigel Rodway

Lost 1 down   

6

Dish Patel & and Martin Clarke

Won 6&5