Last Saturday Burford's 1st team visited Frilford Heath in a top of the table clash in the Shaw Gibbs Foursomes League Division 1.
This was an opportunity for Frilford to maintain their unbeaten run this year in all competitions but alas it all came undone with Frilford Heath going down to local rivals Burford 1:2 on our green course which in hindsight may not have been the best choice of course to capitalise on home advantage against a side not used to testing length and challenging courses!
Joe Richardson & Dave Breslin were drawn 1st to play but due to unforseen late arrival circumstances ( it was Joe's birthday on the day previous Friday!) Dave & Joe played off 2nd but still managed a wobbly 1up loss to Bret Gaertner & John Lally.
Ashley Walton & Jack Hemmings also went down 2 & 1 to John Wilks & Joe Simpson in a tight contest but alas delivering the overall match to Burford.
In the final pairing Tim Smith & Harry Collins delivered a crushing defeat 7&5 to Burford's captain Simon Hopkins & Michael Potts but only to serve as a consolation point to Frilford Heath.
This means that now every side in Division 1 has lost a game (or more) keeping the league way open rather than Frilford Heath opening up a commanding advantage....oh what might have been?
This weekend sees a rest from the Shaws League replaced on Sunday with the Brokenhurst Stag knock-out vs Stoneham being played at East Berks GC so good luck to the guys there. The following weekend sees a resumption of the Shaw's challenge against Chipping Norton on June 1st away at Chippy and hopefully a return to winning ways!
1st Team Organiser