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AOGS v Aldeburgh GC

AOGS HCap Res Pt Aldeburgh HCap Res Pt
Frank Ham 8 Nick Holt 20 1up 1
Tony Dinwiddy 13 Graham Scott 21
Andrew Purdy 17 Miles Lambert 23 3/1 1
Michael Estcourt 22 Jeremy Troughton 7
Cameron Reeves 15 ½ ½- Martin Binning 11 ½ ½
John Ellis 21 Michael Orr 27
Brian O’Gorman 20 Johnathon Lawley 20 5/3 1
Ian Saunders 15 Michael Lonsdale 23
Chris Buisseret 18 3/2 1 Peter Beaumont 20
Roger Dazell 20 John Raison 24
Alex Kilgour 20 Stephen Beaumont 20 2/1 1
Total Total

The weather was slightly overcast with some sharp showers forecast as the 11 a side match got underway. As Alderburgh is a two ball course the format of the match is 18 holes foursomes followed by a good lunch and those that want can play again in the afternoon.

The course was in excellent condition even though the greens were slightly slow because by the intense growth due to the recent high temperatures and heavy rain.

Most of the matches were very close. Frank Ham and Tony Dinwiddy were denied a half as their opponents sank a 12ft putt on the last green. Cameron Reeves could not hit a ball for the first 4 holes so he and John Ellis found themselves 4 down after 5 holes, to their credit they fought back and gained a half at the last. Our only winners were Chris Buisseret and Roger Dazell, perhaps the buggy they needed gave them that little advantage.

The final score was AOGS 1½ – Aldeburgh 4½.

Lunch was so good that only Frank Ham ventured out in the afternoon. Everybody was looking forward to next year.

AOGS v Woodbridge GC

AOGS HCap Res Pt Woodbridge GC HCap Res Pt
Graham Russell 9 Gary Seaman 5 2/1 1
Michael Estcourt 23 Ken Smith 11
Ian Saunders 15 1up 1 Stephen Mayhew 8
Ralph Topping 11 Peter Sledmere 14
Frank Ham 7 Richard Mossman 10 2/1 1
Cameron Reeves 15 Joe Maloney 15
Tony Dinwiddy 13 Alan Scovell 5 4/3 1
Andrew Purdy 17 John McNally 15
Total 1 Total 3

The AOGS team assembled in glorious sunshine at Woodbridge with the course looking a picture. The recent sprinkling of rain had begun to refresh the fairways and so they were easier to play from than just a week or so before.

All the matches were played in a great spirit and sad to report that the AOGS team were shown the way for much of the match. The highlight in the only match we managed to win was Ralf Topping holing his bunker shot on the short 15th to put AOGS into the lead for the first time in his match, playing with Ian Saunders. He then went on the win the match on the 18th with his birdie putt that lengthens with every telling. Probably about 15 feet…

After lunch 5 of the AOGS team played the Forest course where Ralf and Ian shared the pot!

This match, which is paired with one the following day at Aldeburgh makes a lovely excursion into East Anglia.