Mens Noticeboard : BROCTON HALL FRIENDLY - 18th April 2015

Brocton Hall GC vs. Leek GC

Saturday 18th April 2015

Captain Trevor Eccleston took charge of twenty-four keen and enthusiastic golfers, when they visited Brocton Hall GC on Saturday. This was the first leg of a double header against a well-respected club, whose course condition was anticipated to be just ahead of Leek’s, with a sincere warm welcome from Brocton.

Both teams were playing for the Brian Baker/Frank Cutts Claret Jug, a trophy going back to the mid-eighties, and currently in Leek’s possession.

Despite a few late cry-offs, Leek had assembled a solid number of players, including some newcomers to this fixture, but thanks must be extended to all who played, and for supporting the club in this way. This type of fixture is to be a regular feature throughout the year, home or away, and can be such a rewarding experience for all concerned.

A lot of the results were not decided until the final hole or two, and others were equally close, but Leek ended up losing 9-3 to Brocton, who certainly made the most of home advantage.

There are too many names to mention, but ‘well done’ to George Tatton and Dave Weaver, Ross Martin and James Hutchinson, and Andy Baxter and Dave Gallimore for coming out on top in their respective games.

We will certainly have to work hard on the reverse fixture on Saturday 8th August, but a good victory is not insurmountable.

What is undeniable is that the positives resulting from this kind of event seals friendships, allows old rivals to get together, and creates goodwill between two clubs from different parts of the county.

Thanks again for all who took part, despite the result.

Andy Baxter


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