FIRST AND SECOND TEAM MATCH REPORTs
Notts headed to South Staffs golf club for the final league match of the 2019 season with an outside chance of a league win. South Staffs is home to former Ryder cup player Peter Baker and provided us with arguably the fastest and certainly one of the best set of putting surfaces this season.
A close set of foursomes matches in the morning resulted in a slight deficit at 3.5 points to Staffordshire and 1.5 points for Notts so a strong singles performance was required in the afternoon to ensure a win. With 6 of the 7 players from the successful Midland Counties Qualifier playing expectations were high but unfortunately the early matches were dominated by Staffs and despite picking up points in the later singles matches Notts came up short 6 matches to 4 so the overall result was 9.5 to Staffs and 5.5 to Notts. There was some success though with debutants Ash Norwood and Tom Sangheera both achieving points in their respective matches.
My sincere thanks to all players who have represented Notts in the 7 County matches this year. There have been some great performances.
No Midland league win this year for Notts but we head to the English County Finals at Huddersfield GC from the 27th to the 29th of September with a chance of becoming English County Champions.
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Staffordshire at Worksop on paper looked like a easy game, they had no wins
and no points but when you looked at their results it told a different
story, 3 matches they lost 8-7 two of them to the top two teams and a 8/12
6/12. I made sure my team did not underestimate their quality and they did
not disappoint me.
As a team, we have been strong in the foursomes and again we dominated and
won that session 4-1. In the singles we lost our first four matches, which
on the course bought back memories of losing to Warwickshire where we lost
the first seven games to lose overall 8-7, but our guys are learning fast
and we re-grouped and won our next four to come out overall winners 9-6.
It was nice to give a debut to Finn nelson who is only 15 years of age,
this is something I have been keen to do this season and I believe in our
youngsters, and with our mix of experienced players and a few new faces, I
have bought this makes me full of optimism for next year.
I would like to thank all my players this year for their support,
commitment and spirit.
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