RAGS vs Artist Rifles GS – 2 May 19

By Eddie GraceMatches
Result Won 3-2
Clive Hunt (12) & Mark Weldon (16) v Richard Owen (12) & John Griffin (20). Drawn.
Tony Pratt (17) & John Milne (20) v Peter Clements (16) & John Moss (18). Drawn.
Tim Richardson (11) & Iain Campbell (14) v Eric Parkinson (9) & Roger Cox (13). Won.
Chris Copeland (20) v Peter Mussett (18) & Michael Orr (26). Lost.
Alan Goldsworthy (19) & Richard Mountford (24) v Brian Houghton (14) & Jonathan Boreham (17). Won.
A problem on the A3 made it a struggle to arrive on time and sadly one player didn’t make it through the jam. The clubhouse has been enhanced with a partial refurbishment and an impressive spacious balcony overlooking the 1st and 18th Holes has been added. This was a highly competitive fixture – as tight as it can get. Happily, the final flight ‘delivered’ a very satisfactory result (for the Gunners). The weather remained fine. The heathland ‘Harry Colt’ course was presented in its customary superb condition, just a couple of weeks after the conclusion of the Selborne Salver. Lunch, including a beef and lamb carvery with all the trimmings, was again outstanding. Overall, it was an excellent day, enjoyed in great company. This 54 year old fixture is well worth retaining. Thus far, the tally is: RAGS Won 35, ARGS Won 13, Drawn 5 and one washout. Thank you to all those who made themselves available and played so well to win a very close match.
Match Expenditure£75.00 per player (£100 subsidy, therefore £65.00 per person).
Next Year’s Fixture
Venue: Blackmoor Golf Club, Borden, Hampshire GU35 9EH
Date – 30/04/2020
Details: 0800 ETA: coffee and bacon bap, plus briefing, 0840-0920 Tee Off: Five flights 4BBB, Nearest the Pin. 1400 Carvery lunch 1500 ETD
Mark Weldon
Match Manager