G.G.C. v Bedfordshire Match at Broadway GC on Thursday 23rd June 2022.

Broadway Golf Club my home club was the venue for this match. The course was presented in magnificent condition by course manager Jamie Blake and his staff.

It was a warm but rather cloudy day that greeted us when we arrived and after a light lunch the team pairings were announced by match managers Clive and Chris.

The 1st match was between Broadway Club Captain Geoff Doran and myself versus Bedfordshire Captain Dave and match manager Chris. Chris and I have had many battles over the years. This year unfortunately Geoff and I could not make home advantage count and after a great tussle we succumbed 4-3.

The age old pairing of President Rex Parry and Ian Smith did not perform any better losing 3 & 2.

Better news came in the form of home players Ian Watkins and Andy Basford after being down by 2 at 14 won by 2 & 1.

Match manager Clive Fluck and partner John Dymock managed a half point in match 4 again being down but pulling back to half the match.

Match 5 saw the same routine being restored with George Chapman and Paul Drinkwater losing 4 & 3.

Another half point was secured in a hard fought match by Cotswold Hills pairing of Sam Collins and John Phillip.

Painswick and Lydney pairing of Brendan Nunan and Mark Robinson brought us hope of success with a fine win 3&2.

This left the last game of Minchinhampton pair of Dave Sturman and Paul Wilson to bring in a win to halve the match unfortunately not to be after being all square playing 18, but losing one down and the team losing the match 5-3.

All though very disappointed not to get our hands on the beautiful trophy, it was an enjoyable day, and we then all sat down to a super meal of Steak and Onion pie followed by cheesecake prepared and served by Jon Hawthorne and his staff.

Many thanks to all concerned at Broadway Golf Club.

Dereck Buttler

Captains Dereck and Dave
Captains Dereck and Dave
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