On Tue August 24 2021, by Jon Holloway
Worcester continues it's winning streak
The English Junior Champion Club - Woodhall Spa GC run by England Golf
Worcester Golf & Country Club have, once again, qualified to represent Worcestershire in the English Junior Champion Club Tournament, which is being held at Woodhall Spa GC on Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th August.
The three boys representing the club & Worcestershire are Juna Amin, Henry Thomas & Oliver Smith.
Good luck to the boys and enjoy the experience.
Our ladies played the semi-final of the Droitwich League this Monday at Burghill Golf Club against Hollywood Golf Club and won. Well done and may the winning steak continue to the final.
Our A team played their Semi-final match at home last Friday, drawn against Rose Hill Golf Club in the Kidderminster Cup Knock Out. Here is the report from Tony Saunders.
Usually a winter competition, Covid lockdowns meant the competition had been delayed and with the recent necessary green’s maintenance work affecting the course, the home draw was not quite so significant.
The opening game between Duncan MacPherson and Brian Heap and Rose Hill's Steve Green and Terry Martin was an unusually scrappy match with Rose Hill winning 2&1.
The last game was won by Mark Carpenter and me against Emmett McNamee and Brett Heath 6&5 which left the middle match as the decider.
Shaun Perry and Paul Newman were matched with Rose Hill's Andy Beard and ex professional Garry Mercer.
The Worcester pair had not got off to the best start and were three down with six to play. Victory looked unlikely, but they dug in and turned the match round, levelling the game on 16. Rose Hill sank a long putt on 17 to halve the hole and with the teams tied after 18, extra holes beckoned.
The 19th was halved, and in the rapidly gathering gloom, Paul hit a great drive down the middle of the fairway on the second extra hole. Rose Hill's tee shot caught the big tree, and faced with a wood into the green, they missed right.
Shaun's approach to fifteen feet applied pressure. Rose Hill's chip was short, and a bogey resulted. Paul cosied the ball to the hole and Shaun dispatched the par putt to secure a great win.
The match was played in a great spirit by all concerned. Thanks to the spectators for their support.
The Final at Droitwich GC on Sunday 26th September awaits.
Tony Sanders, A Team Captain.