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Seniors Team - Draw with The Woll

golf match iconIt was ideal conditions for golf yesterIn any event way (Thursday 22nd June) when Minto Seniors played their first match against The Woll.  Certainly it was the first match against The Woll since I joined Minto in 2010.  It may even have been the first match ever.  We were very pleased to welcome Woll players to our course.  We have played with Woll members in recent Border Club Texas Scrambles but this was a head to head match.  

The competition was tight; only one of the six ties finished before the 17th green. 

In the end the result was an honourable draw at three ties each.

As ever, the match concluded with convivial  drinks and a meal in the Lounge Bar with great support from Clubhouse staff.

The full results are shown below

Minto's Senior Team performance to date in 2017  is Played 5 Won 1, Lost 1, Tied 3 Rubbers for 14.5, Rubbers against 15.5

Result

Minto

Points

Points

The Woll

Result

3&1

Ray Johnson & Ron Robertson

1.0

0.0

Ron Cowan & Norman Simpson

 
 

Eddie Berridge & Pim McDonnell

0.0

1.0

Sandy Batchelor & Bob Muir

1 up

 

John Law & Shay Diggin

0.0

1.0

Mike Davis & Alex McNichol

2&1

 

Alister Legge & David Howden

0.0

1.0

Keith Hendrie & John Heatley

2&1

3&2

Duncan Shiell & Tam Glendinning

1.0

0.0

George McGee & Roy Surplice

 

7&5

John Lunn & Les Whiteman

1.0

0.0

Steve Perry & David Sceats

 
 

Total

3.0

3.0

   

The next Seniors match is against Kelso at Minto on Thursday6th July.  Please indicate your availability on the sheet in the Changing Room if you haven't already done so.

Minto v Peebles Tuesday 30th May

The weather was truly awful at Duns today (Thursday 8th June) as twelve players from Minto and twelve players from Duns trudged their way round the Course in the pouring rain.  One consolation was that the rain fell vertically rather than horizontally.   It was, of course, the same for both teams buit Duns managed to cope with conditions much better than Minto.  Although Minto were up in at least two matches for a time, the end result was a clear win for Duns 6-0.

One match was played over sixteen holes omitting holes 13 and 14 which are and out and back pair at one of the extremes of the course.  Minto had to retire from one rubber as John Lunn unfortunately injured his shoulder when he fell over chasing a runaway trolley.  John and Pat Jubb were on a bit of a roll at the time clawing back the Duns lead.  John played on for one more hole but it would have been foolish to carry on.  Let's hope the shoulder recovers with a little rest.  Albert Thompson told me that he and Les Whiteman lost but he was a bit reticent about the score.

In the end though, we just acknowledge that Duns were the better team on the day.  We look forward to the return at Minto in August.

The full results are shown below.

Minto's Senior Team performance to date in 2017  is Played 4 Won 1, Lost 1, Tied 2 Rubbers for 11.5, Rubbers against 12.5

The next Seniors match is against The Woll at Minto on Thursday 22nd June.  Please indicate your availability on the sheet in the Changing Room if you haven't already done so.

Result

Minto

Points

Points

Duns

Result

Iain Oliver & Angus Scott

0.0

1.0

D Gordon & P McMinn

2&1

John Law & Duncan Shiell

0.0

1.0

A Gotterson & T Grieve

5&4

Pat Jubb & John Lunn

0.0

1.0

A Craik & W Thorburn

Won

Ray Johnson & Eddie Berridge

0.0

1.0

M Fairclough & I Gaston

3&2

Allan Swanston & David Wear

0.0

1.0

A Preston & D Paterson

4&2

Albert Thompson & Les Whiteman

0.0

1.0

M Whiteford & R French

Won

Total

0.0

6.0

 

Minto v Peebles Tuesday 30th May

It was a very enjoyable match at Peebles today (Tuesday 30th May) when Minto Seniors travelled to take on a strong Peebles team on their home turf.  Peebles got off to to a great start taking the first two rubbers. The next two Minto pairs steadied the ship and got the score back to 2-2 before the Peebles fifth pair restored their lead.  Minto's final pair rose to the challenge though and levelled the match at 3-3

Peebles is a lovely course with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.  The weather was benign until the last few holes when the rain came down and the wind speed went up.   Some groupings chose to come in rather than play the bye but a couple of matches had to soldier on to complete their matches.  These were two of the three rubbers that Minto won so the perseverance was worth it.

Peebles new catering franchisee is a chef who is currently appearing on the Great British Menu so we were one of the first groups to sample the food, which was excellent.

The full results are shown immediately below:

Result

Minto

Points

Points

Peebles

Result

John Law & David Howden

0.0

1.0

Roger Scott & Tom Litster

5&3

Eric English & Alister Legge

0.0

1.0

Gordon Fisher & Andy Tucker

3&2

2 up

Tam Glendinning & Ray Johnson

1.0

0.0

Stevie Matthews & Ken Davey

2&1

Duncan Shiell & Alec Lauder

1.0

0.0

Vic Roberts & Brian Robson

Pim McDonnell & Shay Diggin

0.0

1.0

Ian Hewett & Ian Pemberton

5&4

4&3

John Lunn & Ron Elliot

1.0

0.0

Jim Cutler & Ian Tate

Total

3.0

3.0

Minto's Senior Team performance to date in 2017  is Played 3 Won 1, Lost 0, Tied 2 Rubbers for 11.5, Rubbers against 6.5

The next Seniors match is against Duns on Thursday 8th June.  Note this match is AWAY and not HOME as shown in the printed diary.  Before that their is the 4 club Texas Scramble, also at Duns this coming Thursday, 1st June.

Minto v Goswick Tuesday 2nd May

Minto were too strong for Goswick in the match between the two Clubs played at Minto today.  Minto Seniors played on their Home advantage today with a good win over our friends from Goswick.  Seniors matches are all played in a very friendly atmosphere with good shots from each team being applauded by their opponents.  However it is nice to win and Minto played to all their strengths to end up winners by 5.5 to 0.5.

The Course was in excellent condition and it drew praise from our visitors.  Steve Taylor, the Goswick Captain said his team always enjoy playing Minto because it is as different a course from Goswick at it is possible to get.

Quirky fact of the day:  Michael McFarlane drove his ball into a tree at the the 5th and the ball lodged in the branches.  Trying to get the ball out with a driver and a putter left the clubs wedged in tree as well.  Fortunately, one of the Goswick team, Michael Wright just  happened to have an extendable fishing rod in his bag, as one does.   This was used to retrieve ball and clubs.  You don't see that every day on the golf course.

Thanks to Eric English for stepping into the breach at short notice today when we looked as if we might be one short.  One member of the Goswick team might have had mixed loyalties today as Patrick Brooks representing Goswick is also a Minto member.

The full results are shown below:

Result

Minto

Points

Points

Rothbury

Result

1 up

Albert Thompson & John Lunn

1.0

0.0

Steve Taylor & Bill Dunn

7&5

Pat Jubb & Iain Oliver

1.0

0.0

Guy Brothwick & Robert White

Half

Eddie Berridge & Ray Johnson

0.5

0.5

Charles Bailey & Ken Minshull

Half

3&2

Duncan Shiell & Eric English

1.0

0.0

Howard Wooten & Brent Smith

3&2

David Miller & Shay Diggin

1.0

0.0

Patrick Brooks & Hugh McGilvray

3&2

Tam Glendinning & Michael Mcfarlane

1.0

0.0

Russell Fitzpatrick & Michael Wright

Total

5.5

0.5

 Results to date

The Goswick match was the second match of the season, following the opener against Rothbury.

Performance to date is Played 2 Won 1, Lost 0, Tied 1 Rubbers for 8.5, Rubbers against 3.5

The next match is AWAY at Peebles on Tuesday 30th May.  Please keep your availability up-to-date on the sheet in the Changing Room.

Minto got their busy program of 2017 matches off to a steady start with a tied outcome against Rothbury at Minto.  The sun shone during the round sparing the players of the downpour that followed during the convivial meal in the Clubhouse after the event.  The results was close throughout the afternoon as the score in each match came in.. First Rothbury lead only for Minto to haul them back.  There then followed two halved matches.  Minto took the lead after the result of the fifth tie but Rothbury levelled it all up again in the final rubber.

Our Rothbury colleagues were very complimentary about the condition of the course and the catering after the golf.

Full results of today's event are given below. The next match is versus Goswick at Minto on Tuesday 2nd May.  Please show your availability on the sheet in the Gents Changing Room

 

Result

Minto

Points

Points

Rothbury

Result

Iain Oliver & Albert Thompson

0.0

1.0

R Hope & R Bright

1 up

4&3

Ron Elliot & Jim Adams

1.0

0.0

L Jones & D Phillips

Half

Eddie Berridge & Shay Diggin

0.5

0.5

T Lunn & J Pringle

Half

Half

Duncan Shiell &David Howden

0.5

0.5

A Oliver & B Verity

Half

7&5

David Miller & Patrick Jubb

1.0

0.5

R Pratt & M Sawley

Alister Legge & John Lunn

0.0

0.0

J Stevenson & D Blakeburn

4&3

Total

3.0

3.0