BAGS v EPIC – 19th May 2021

The now traditional match between the two rival societies was held at Theydon Bois on a day which promised much rain but delivered little. The course had though suffered from previous rain and was somewhat waterlogged! Many thanks to Mike Foster for organising the club and indeed to Theydon Bois for great food and good service

The match itself couldn’t have been closer as our gallant 12 took on the BAGS in a better ball match-play competition

The early matches were nip and tuck with Charles Gjertsen and Chris Anderson as well as Steve Hurworth and Martyn Howie earning a 1/2 point (the latter were denied a win by an enormous putt on the last hole from EPIC Member Gavin Tuck playing for the opposition!!!) with Rob Seeley and Mat Jones losing. Steve Davies and Michael Foster again could have won but secured a 1/2. So it came to the last two groups. 2 wins and the trophy was ours for the first time, a win and a half and we had a drawn match!!!!

The Neils (Blundy and Meixner) delivered a win but unfortunately having been 2 up at the start Iain Stevenson and Aidan Mahoney couldn’t quite hang on and with their loss we finally had to admit defeat 3.5 to 2.5.

The closest of margins.

Next year it will be BAGS choice of venue so we’ll probably be back at Thorndon Park!!

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