Friday 18th & Sunday 20th September
The first of the of the Club’s end of season Summer Knock Cup finals was played on Friday 18th September. The Wally Stevens Mixed final pitted Dave & Frieda Waldron against Andy Crisp & Julia Calver. The final played over the foursomes format was a very close match, with no more than one hole in it at any time, Dave & Frieda eventually winning on the last hole. The finals of the gent’s summer knock outs were played on Sunday 20th September. The Spashett Cup final featured Steve Smith and Paul Soloman and was played over 36 holes. A tight morning 18 saw Steve hold a two hole advantage at lunch which he extended after winning the first two holes in the afternoon. Paul tried in vain to reduce the deficit, but with Steve winning the 28th and 29th holes, there was no way back for Paul with Steve eventually winning 6 & 5. The other 36 hole final played on Sunday saw Tolly Stars James & Harry Cook take on Andy Crisp & Ralph Flatt. The father and son combination soon raced into a three hole lead by the 9th, Andy & Ralph clawed their way back into the match to lead by one at the lunch interval. James & Harry soon put the disappointment of losing their early lead behind them as they took control in the afternoon to eventually win 4 & 3. In the final of the Long Handicap Cup (Handicaps 16 – 28), Peter Bunn took on Celestine Jacobs over 18 holes. A very close match was played out with the result not being decided until the final hole, Peter holing a 10 foot putt on the last to secure the victory. The finals of the Scratch Cup and Rabbits Cup will be played at a later date.