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Gents Seniors Match v Goswick - points on the board!

golf match iconAfter a narrow loss at Rothbury two weeks ago, Minto Seniors got into their stride with a 4-2 win over Goswick at Minto on Tuesday 1st May.  Thanks to Albert Thompson for their rol.es as team manager and captain respectively. It was a match where Minto players represented both teams. Goswick had previously informed us that due to call-offs they could only bring ten Seniors, but the long-standing friendly relationship between the two clubs meant that Minto could help balance the teams. Albert Thompson and Pim McDonnell donned Goswick colours  for the day.  Goswick's Captain David Wilson, was very appreciative of Albert's offer.

Unfortunately, after having provided two men to play for Goswick, one of the Minto team then had to withdraw with damaged elbow, leaving Minto a man short. Although Albert phoned a number of Seniors, none of them were able to attend, but luckily he had noticed a lone golfer teeing off earlier so he made his way to the sixth hole where David Whigham was playing  David readily agreed make his debut into the Seniors matches and represen tMinto.

As a token of appreciation to Minto Seniors for providing players for his team, Captain Dave Wilson has invited us to bring sixteen players when we play the return match at Goswick in November.

After two matches this year, the Minto Seniors Team Record is Played: 2, Won 1, Lost: 1, Drawn: 0, Rubbers for: 6.5, Rubbers against: 5.5

Results of previous matches this year can be seen below.

For this season, Jim Adams has arranged an expanded programme fifteen matches plus a couple of Texas Scrambles for Gents Seniors.  The next match will be against Peebles [AWAY] on Tuesday 29th May.  The season extends right through to Tuesday 6th November when we travel to Goswick.  All Senior members of Minto are eligible to play in these matches and we like to give us many Seniors as possible the opportunity to play in a few matches.

To this end, Jim has pinned up an list of Senior Members who have played in matches in the past together with the dates of all the matches so that you can indicate your availability.  A Senior Gent is anyone over aged 55 or over.  If your name is not on the list and you would like to play just contact Jim or e-mail the webmaster (webmaster@mintogolf.co.uk) and we'll get you added.

For a full list of fixtures click here

These matches are always good fun and are played in a friendly competitive spirit.  After the golf there is usually a 2 course meal.  A small charge is made - £10 in recent years - but that fee may have to rise slightly in 2018.  Even if it rises, it's still  abargain price especially when you play on an away course and get fed.

The fixture list takes in Bellingham this year as well as the more traditional hunting grounds of Rothbury, Peebles, Kelso, Duns, The Woll, The Hirsel, Goswick and West Linton

The notice is pinned up in the Gents Changing Room on the inside wall, not on the Seniors Notice Board.

 

Match v Rothbury - Away, 16th April

The Seniors 2018 series of matches got underway yesterday (Monday 16th April) when Minto ventured across the border to Rothbury.  The Rothbury match is usually the curtain raiser for the season..The sun shone for most of the time and people were seen without waterproofs and windcheaters as the match came to an exciting conclusion. 

In the end, the Home team won by the odd half point, 3.5 to 2.5.  After four rubbers, Minto were just ahead, but couldn't hold out. The full results can be found further below.

As ever, the ties were played in a very friendly spirit.  Rothbury were excellent hosts providing a bacon roll & coffee before the match with a main course for lunch.  WE will host Rothbury at Minto in September.  Ron Elliot was described by Minto's team Captain John Law as the star performer of the day when John said that Ron holed a 300 foot putt to help Minto to halve the tie.  We suspect that there was a modicum of exaggeration there, but ti was clearly a long putt.

Results of the match against Rothbury (away, 16th April)

Result

Minto

Points

Points

Rothbury

Result

Half

John Law & Ron Elliot

0.5

0.5

R Bright & N Gutherson

Half

1 up

Iain Oliver & Geoff Ross

1.0

0.0

M Arkle & B Arnott

Kerr Scott & Allan Swanston

0.0

1.0

L Jones & J Tweddle

4&3

1 up

Tam Glendinning & Duncan Shiell

1.0

0.0

D Blakeman & A Oliver

Ian Lister & Davy Wear

0.0

1.0

R Pratt & B Verity

4&2

Albert Thompson & Eric English

0.0

1.0

D Phillips & R Calham

3&2

Total

2.5

3.5

After one event Minto's record is Played 1, Won 0, Lost 1, Rubbers for 3.5, Rubbers against 2.5

There's a long way yet to go in this season.