Playing with the Seniors

We have a very healthy Seniors Section (both in terms of numbers & physically). Regular roll ups are Wednesday & Friday mornings and there is a full program on Inter Club friendly matches throughout the season. You will normally find several of them hanging around the bar - say hi and ask then to point you in the direction of Bob Lycett, our Seniors organiser.

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Seniors June Newsletter

Hi everyone.
Yes it’s June already and I write this the rain is hammering down and it’s blowing a gale. “Flaming June” can have more than one interpretation!
So far this year we have seen a marked improvement in our match results. We have won five of the eleven played so far and drawn three with only three defeats: a much improved performance on last year. In May we defeated Winter Hill, Badgemore Park, Andover, and Goring and Streatley, only losing to Theale away. We are very well placed to win the Baggs trophy having defeated Goring and Streatley 5½:½.
Although not strictly in the May results I have to report on the recent match at Tylney Park where the halved match was overshadowed by a wonderful hole-in-one by Ian Hanson. I was lucky enough to witness this and it was a brilliant strike: the ball landed on the green before making its way to the pin and disappearing. The look on Ian’s face was an absolute picture. Well done Ian and thanks for achieving this feat when I was your partner. It’s the first ace I’ve seen and even for the spectators it’s a fabulous feeling.
The pace of the friendly matches continues this month. In addition to the Tylney match we have fixtures against Theale and Andover at home and Bradfield College, Winter Hill, and Basingstoke away. Please do think about putting your name forward for these matches as we do struggle for players, especially when matches come thick and fast. Also on the 28th of June we have the Veterans Championship. The list of qualifiers will be posted in the changing rooms so please help us by indicating your availability for this event as soon as possible. I’ll also shortly be calling for Bishopswood players for our Seniors Invitation event on 5th July. As I noted last month, if anyone has anything that would serve as raffle prizes for the Invitation would they please let me know. Anything including alcohol and golf-related items will be most gratefully received and will help to keep our costs to a minimum.
Finally, I'm pleased to report that Bishopswood secured an excellent victory in the first round of the National Seniors Classic competition against a strong Oak Park team winning a play-off after the four matches finished 2:2. Our reward is another home tie, this time against Strawberry Hill. Once the date is fixed it will be advertised on the television in the bar. Do come along and support the team if you can.

Bob
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