Martlets golfers take the win at Royal Ashdown Forest
It was a bright and breezy on Ashdown Forest when the Martlets started their match against an experienced Royal Ashdown team. The Old course was in excellent condition with the ball running nicely along the fairways after the recent dry weather.
The Martlet team got off to a strong start and at lunch found themselves in the ‘unfamiliar position’ of leading by 5 matches to 1. A very convivial lunch was had although there was a slight concern among the Martlet ranks that two of their star players – Chris Spink and Simon Baillie-Hamilton – were unavailable for the afternoon. However, inspired by the presence at lunch of legendary Martlet David Scrivens, the team agreed to go out and play their natural attacking game rather than try and protect their lead.
After the afternoon games on the shorter but tricky West course the final score was declared as Royal Ashdown 3.5 and the Martlets 7.5. Honourable mentions to Martlet Chairman Stuart Ritchie and Steve Pook who both scored 1.5 points for the Martlets and the highest accolades to Nigel Cook, Patrick Hole, Andy Rogers and Mark Stevenson who all scored a maximum of 2 points.
Thanks to all Martlets who played but do expect a Royal Ashdown backlash next year!
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