Newbiggin result

Captains Corner : Newbiggin result

First game of the season for Vice Captain Neil Walker and myself tonight.

It was good to see a battling performance by the lads share the spoils in a 6 6 draw.

In a high quality match, Andrew Minnikin, after being 4 down to Craig Penny, fought back hard, to keep his match going until the 18th, unfortunately to just get pipped 1 down.

Ever reliable Phil Ridden came through comfortably in his match to pick up his 2 points.

James Walmsley couldn’t buy a putt tonight and unfortunately fell just short.

After being down for most of the back 9, Ian Davidson battled to get in front after 17 and ended with a half, after his opponent hit a great second shot to the last, for a gimmie birdie.

Karl Mossom again, was down for long periods in his match, but finished strongly: a great birdie 2 on the 17th moved him to 1 up, only to miss a tricky put on the last which resulted in the match being  halved.

Paul Souter, with watchful mind coach James Scrimgeour close by, played nicely to pick up 2 points.

The quality of golf in the league seems to get better each year.

We’re at home against Backworth next Thursday: come along and join our regulars to watch the lads, your support is much appreciated.


Geoff Davison


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