Seniors Matches v Thorpess and Southwold – Home – 15 May 2017

At last the biting north easterly that had been cutting through the brave souls at Felixstowe links, like a sabre through jelly for several weeks, finally abated, only to be replaced by an equally strong southerly.  The prevailing wind which on the plus side allowed the golfers to dispense of their winter hats and mitts was a tough test for all and sundry.

The visitors from Thorpness in the early match and Southwold later, caught two Felixstowe teams of twelve determined to stem the flow of recent defeats and boy did they deliver.

Mike Pulford, Captain against Thorpness, led the charge with much style and aplomb to a 4-2 victory before tucking in to his Fish and Chips.  A busy day indeed for the hardworking bar and kitchen staff.

On hearing the good news Chris Pearson quickly dispatched his messengers to relay this to the twelve who were playing Southwold Seniors.  This gave the whole team such a boost that whichever way you look at it every Felixstowe pair won their matches.

The Southwold Captain initially tried to distract the home team by requesting that every match be played to the end [Hambros scoring], but this did not affect the Felixstowe old boys as they won by a massive 19 points.

Both visiting Captains praised the improvements made to the Martello course and its condition, in spite of the dry weather over the past couple of months, to which the green keeping staff should rightly be proud.

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club
Monday 15 May 2017
Seniors Match v THORPENESS - HOME
Tee off 9.00AM
handicaphandicapMatch Score
Mike Pulford25Tony Innes14Won 4 & 3
Charlie Snelgrove22Clark Minto14
Roger Smith16Roger Brown13Won 1 up
David Kirk9Alan Chamberlin12
Brian Hunwiche23Nigel Janis15Lost 1 down
Peter Cooke20Bill Robinson21
Andy Miller15Terry Aston20Won 2 & 1
Steve Ellwood10Robin Leggate16
Mike Pineo18Philip Laking16Won 2 up
Bryan Haworth12Len Wells18
Allan Dawson20Mike Pratt19Lost 4 & 2
Trevor Mason12Mike Stevenson17
Match Won by - Felixstow 4 to 2
Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club
Monday 15 May 2017
Seniors Match v SOUTHWOLD - HOME
Tee off 11.00AM
handicaphandicapMatch Score
Chris Pearson14T Seago15Won 1 up
Richard Wyndham20A Robinson22
Graham Popple12D Kent20Won 5
Alan Gillespie28M Thompson20
Dave Pepper14R Dunn21Won 7
Ian Buxton18W Thomas22
Barry Jones12S Flunder21Won 3
Tony Belenkin18B Cardware26
Steve Wright17M Rowan Robinson25Won 1
Bob Hockin27R Holmes13
Charles Copping15R Lee Warder13Won 2
Roger Wood19S Wolfenden13
Match Won by - Felixstowe 6 to 0