Hampshire Under 14s v Test Valley (Saturday 14th April)
Well what can i say, absolutely fantastic today, our first win and a big one 8.5 to 3.5 against a strong Test Valley team.
I am super proud of the Hampshire Team, everyone held there head high and you all were a credit.
The Test Valley team were full of praises so thank you and well done boys.
Lead from the front our Captain Tom Chalk with a solid performance winning 4&3
Harvey Denham all square going down 15 and finished off winning 3&1 fantastic
Michael Fisher was up through 9 then went 1 down after 16 but came back and squared the match
Quinn Bellew had the toughest match against 3 handicapper Jamie Fluen, held it all the way round but loosing on the 17th 2&1
Billy Lightfoot, solid and a good win 2&1
Ben Jupe was fantastic with a great performance and winning 5&4
Cambel Laird his first match and new to Hampshire played solid and won 2&1
Sam Talbot was unlucky lost 3&2 but after playing 2 rounds of 36 holes in 2 days then a match the following day tiredness kicked in
James Plater fantastic today again winning 2&1
Cameron Hay another new member to the Hampshire set up and his first match and our biggest win outstanding shooting 7 under his handicap and winning 8&7
Harrison Price 4 wins out of 4 outstanding again today and a fantastic win 5&4
Oscar Lapidge unlucky, played well and put in a strong performance but lost on the 17th 2&1,
Well done boys super proud, Up The Hampshire.
Hampshire Under 14s v Dorset (Tuesday 3rd April @ Paultons Golf Centre)
Congratulations to the Hampshire Team on spirited performance in testing conditions. The result did not go Hampshire's way losing the fourballs 4-2 and the singles 7.5 to 4.5.
Team Manager Rob Mulcahy reflects....
I know it was difficult especially the first 4 out with heavy losses but with Rhys Harrison shooting a 4 under gross even our best under 16's would have struggled, but a fantastic performance by Harvey Denham keeping his head and battled through. Another tough one for Joel Tarry playing his opponent who was 6 shots better in handicap. Quinn Bellew another hard match with his opponent 3 under. Billy was very unlucky loosing 3 balls on the fairway being plugged and not found so could have easily gone the other way. Also bear in mind 2 of our best players were unavailable and the start order would have been different so could have made a difference in matching handicaps.
Our first win was James Deyah who was fantastic all day winning his pairs and securing a 3&2 win in the singles, Ben Jupe again played really well but lost on the 17th 2&1, Jack Field a good win in the pairs with James but lost in the singles 4&2. James Plater a fantastic 2&1 win played solid all the way round, Harrison Price outstanding all day winning his pairs with Billy and a 3&2 win in the singles, Oscar was unlucky loosing narrowly by 2&1. This brought us down to our final 2 and our youngest boys both only age 10, Ray Sanmanthy 1 up with 2 to play went out of bounds on 17th and thus went down 18th all square and nails a 10 foot put on the last to halve his match. Well done Buddy! Out last match and a fantastic performance by Alexander Estridge with our best win of the day a 4&2 victory.
As many of you can appreciate we were not good on the greens and quite a few of you 3 putting and losing holes, this is where the games can change and matches are won, so we need to sharpen up on our short games boys and plenty of practice on the greens in preparation for our next match please. Take away the positives and work on what you feel you could have done better on, I thought you all did fantastic so well done.
WELL DONE TEAM!