Weston-super-Mare Golf Club was the venue for the annual fixture against Oxfordshire Golf Captains on Monday, the 23rd of August 2021.
In match one, Captain of Captains Stephen Butterfield played with WSM Club Captain Paul Burns who enjoyed some excellent company and some consistent golf which kept the match going to the 17th. But Somerset came out as victors by the margin of 3&1.
In match two, Andy Balcombe and Glyn Sewell enjoyed a close match on the front nine with some great golf on the back nine before going dormie 3 up. A great 15 foot putt on the 16th took the match to the 17th where the hole was halved and the shake of hands sealed a 2&1 victory for Somerset. This was a great match with some great company.
In match three, Keri Allchurch played with Michael Bovingdon for the first time. The more Kerry plays for Somerset Golf Captains, the more great people he meets! And today was no exception Mick Bovingdon is a top man! The opponents from Oxfordshire played well and were great company and a pleasure to play golf against. A halved match was the right result with birdies and pars galore.
In match four, Phil Barrett played with Paul Middleton and their opponents were excellent company who dovetailed well to run out as worthy winners.
In match five, Tony Taylor played with match manager David Andow. This was a very competitive game with everyone playing some good golf. The match finished with the last put on the last green for the game to be halved. A good game with some great company,
In match six, Geoff Rooke and Mike Rossiter enjoyed a great game with some very good company. Mike played well (as did Geoff) and Somerset came out victorious.
In match seven, Rob Ford and Rob Hardy appreciated the most enjoyable game of golf with some brilliant company and including a free putting lesson from Brian Hamilton! Another win for Somerset.
In match eight, Kevin Blakeley and Rob Hirons wish to thank their partners Tim Nunnelley and Stuart Dobbs for a great game. Kevin and Rob played well to hold the opponents to only a loss by 3&2. They were great company and there’s always next year!
And so, the overall result was Somerset 5; Oxfordshire 3. And Somerset regained the shield which Oxfordshire had previously won in 2019 at Long Sutton Golf Club.
The general opinion of the players from both sides was that it was a very good day, excellent golf, company, course and food. Everyone went home happy.
Special thanks to match manager David Andow who recently took over the organisation of this match.