Mixed (AKA the Girls & Boys)

If you have a regular partner of the opposite sex - good for you, but don't worry if you haven't. David Williams , our Mixed organiser, will find you someone suitable to partner. The Mixed matches are great fun so give it a go.


Mid Season Report

The season did not start too well with matches with Test Valley and Sherfield Oaks cancelled due to waterlogged courses. This gave testament to the fact that we had had an unprecedented period of rain in March and early April, since Test Valley rarely closes, as it is built on chalk. However, towards the end of April we did manage to kick off the season with a home match with Winter Hill. The football analogy is well used since we did get a bit of a kicking losing 5-1 but this was sweet revenge for our friends from Winter Hill as we had won both matches last year. Hopefully we will do better on the return leg.
Our next match was away to Mapledurham and here we fared better with a respectable 3-3 draw, with a return home leg to come. Following this match we were away to Oak Park. Panic set in for this match as Pam Best phoned on the day of the match to say that she was unable to play due to discovering a leak in the pipe work of her gas fired central heating. After a number of frantic phone calls, to members without success, I managed to coerce our former treasurer, Alison Goudge to play and she really enjoyed being back with her old friends. For this match we abandoned the 18 hole Woodland Course, with its steep, rocky paths, for the much more user friendly 9 hole, Village Course. Although we all enjoyed the course and the hospitality we suffered a heavy defeat 5-0. This is not so surprising as Oak Park’s handicaps are earned on a tough course, which serves their members well in matches with other clubs. We did manage to return to winning ways with a 4-1 win at home to Tidworth Garrison. This was followed by a respectable 3-3 draw away to Dummer. For this match I was again really grateful when Lorraine Woodward stepped in at the last minute to replace an un-well Pam.
This year I was hoping that life would be easier with regard to squad numbers but this hasn’t proved to be the case. Some members who I had thought would be taking part in matches this year do not think they are quite ready. Added to this Pam, as mentioned above, has an ongoing serious problem with contaminated soil and Shelagh Finch, another of my regulars, has also had to abandon her house after a serious flood. I am therefore very grateful for the great support that I get from the other squad members. As there are still 7 matches to go until the end of the season I would appreciate the help of any other club members, particularly ladies, who would like to take part in these very friendly matches.
All the best
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