RAGS v REME 2017

By David WatsonMatches

RAGS v REME 17 May 2017 & 5 July 2017 at Tidworth GGC


17 May 2017 5 Jul 2017
Lt Col Tim Thornton Lt Col Thornton
Capt Walsh Capt Walsh
WO2 Calcut WO2 Calcut
SSgt McClarty Maj Parks
Sgt Campbell – Team Captain Sgt Campbell – Team Captain
Sgt Mostert Sgt Mostert
Sgt Ramage Sgt Ramage
Sgt Simpson Sgt Cox


   Morning Results (17 May 2017)
Campbell/Mostert Won 3 & 2 Shipp/Moore
Thornton/Simpson Won 2 & 1 Padgett/Nicholls
Ramage/Walsh Won 4 & 3 Pethice/Hendry
McClarty/Calcut Won 4 & 3 Younge/Jones

Morning score: RAGS 4 v 0 REME

   Afternoon Results (5 Jul 2017)
Campbell Won 5 & 4 Franklins
Mostert Halved White
Thornton Halved Pethwick
Parks Lost 8 & 6 Rutherford
Ramage Halved Jones
Walsh Won 7 & 6 Padgett
Cox Won 3 & 2 Jones
Calcut Lost 4& 2 Young

Afternoon score: RAGS 4.5 v 3.5 REME

Result RAGS 8.5 v 3.5 REME

For some reason a difficult fixture to furnish with a team of willing volunteers, that said for the second year in a row 19 Regt came to the rescue. For the second year in a row play was delayed due to heavy rain. But this fixture was unique in that it was played over 2 days nearly 2 months apart.

With each side in ‘Gortex till End Ex’ they started the morning (17 May 17) on a very wet and windy Tidworth. Despite the weather there was still room for some good golf, of particular note was Sgt Campbell’s 20 foot birdie putt on the 5th (apparently you had to be there, something about it lipping three times before dropping in).

With the course declared unplayable the afternoon matches had to be reschedule for Wed 5 Jul 17. The second half of this match was played in much better conditions with the REME fielding a much stronger team. With RAGS starting 4 up we would have to go some way to lose this one. Step forward our very own ‘old reliable’ x 2, in the guise of Lt Col Thornton and Maj Parks … halving and losing their games respectively it took a captain’s performance to show the way. Step forward Sgt Campbell, an outstanding day’s golf finishing with 14 pars in his round.

RAGS finished the day strongly losing only 2 games out of the 8 played and regained the trophy.

2018 fixture – Wed 16 May