The Club's Results

FaT vs. BPBC Golf Challenge, May Term 2005

BPBC golf team

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BPBC golf team
Martin Peck Graham Fisher

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BPBC golf team, Byrne/Bevan
Matthew Byrne Jon Bevan

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BPBC golf team, Goodson/Mackowiak
J. R. Mackowiak Mike Goodson

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BPBC golf team, Bevan/Ingram
Chris Ingram Jon Bevan

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BPBC golf team, Byrne
Matthew Byrne

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BPBC golf team, Mackowiak
J. R. Mackowiak

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BPBC golf team, Blackburn
Simon Blackburn

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BPBC golf team, Fisher
Graham Fisher

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BPBC golf team, Ingram
Chris Ingram
Fourballs match 1
Peck/Fisher lost to Bullock/Shepherd (3&1)
Personal victory occured on the 2nd hole - after 2 strokes lying closer to the hole than Richard! Aside from this highlight, the surprising closeness of this match was due almost entirely to Graham playing superbly. Great fun though.

Apologies for absence of pictures thus far... I'll try and get some up tonight. (Martin)
Fourballs match 2
Byrne/Bevan lost to Sills/Mycroft (3&2)
A very slow start by Black Prince (Jon sent his 1st shot of the day sailing gracefully into the lake, whilst I managed to scuff my tee shot on the 3rd straight into the ditch) saw the FaT boyz quickly race into a 3up lead as Graham Sills started in fine fettle.
"Don't worry," said Jon, "it's all about momentum ..."
We duly halved the fourth despite me sending my tee shot into the trees on the right and Jon failing to clear the ladies' tee (helped admirably by the ditch that I'd used to such good effect on the 3rd), but a couple of execrable tee shots on the fifth saw FaT increase their lead to dormie 4up.
On the sixth, Jon decided his ball was far too dry and proceeded to send it for a swim whilst I fluked a par to reduce the FaT lead to dormie 3up. At the seventh, I left my tee shot slightly short, whilst Chris used his amazing ability to putt the ball to within a foot of the hole from anywhere on the green to halve the hole, a skill that served him so well during the rest of the day's play.
With the pressure now off and the loss guaranteed, BPBC duly won the final two holes without breaking sweat, aided and abetted by Chris showing Jon how to find water properly on the eighth (Jon's water shot was nowhere near as good as Chris', so Chris repeated his demonstration). We'd gained some momentum, but it was a case of too little, too late. (Matt)
Foursomes match 1
Mackowiak/Goodson lost to Bullock/Mycroft (2&1)
This was the first of the two hotly anticipated matches between Bullock and Mackowiak. Chris Mycroft was ably supporting Richard, while I was dragging the side down for Black Prince. First and Third took an early two-hole lead, but Jeff and I managed to pull one back at the fifth with a nicely taken birdie. Unfortunately, I then went from the sublime to the ridiculous; having holed the birdie putt from off the fifth green, I proceeded to put the tee shot at the sixth into the lake, leaving us two down again. A good up and down at the seventh gave Bullock and Mycroft a share of the hole and guaranteed them at least a half point from the match. And another halved hole at the eighth meant that First and Third won their third consecutive match without reply. This was a case of missed opportunities for me and Jeff. We can have no complaints though - Richard and Chris took the chances that came their way and fully deserved their victory. (Mike)
Singles match 1
Byrne beat Scott (walkover)
I got a phone-call from Tom in the middle of a strokeplay practice against Messrs Fisher(G), Blackburn and Peck - after a birdie at the fourth to take me into a two shot lead over Fisher and Peck, a quadruple bogey at the fifth saw me in back to joint second with Peck, two shots behind Fisher - to say that he couldn't make his match and would I kindly sub for him in the afternoon singles.
As my plans were to go for another practice round at the time, I agreed to sub for his match against Mr Scott.
Mr Scott's failure to start resulted in a second strokeplay practice against Messsrs Goodson and Bevan; due to Goodson's captaincy duties we played our match between the two double-singles matches either side. I managed to card a 33, my best round of the day by a country mile and we were able to watch the drama of the other singles matches unfold around us. (Matt)
Singles match 3
Blackburn beat Summers (3&2)
I have to say I don't remember being so nervous as I was on the first tee - with just about everyone from both teams watching the tee shots and that lake looking bigger than I remembered it suddenly seemed very scary. I just cleared the lake and, helped by some kind words from Mr Summers, began to relax. The first hole was already lost though.
Second tee, similar circumstances, far more relaxed, but no more talented... a complete air shot instead! I looked up from it to see everyone still looking serious and almost collapsed laughing. I think that released the tension as I then belted it to the back of the green - enough to win the hole. Despite finding the sand on 3, I recovered to win the hole, but the Eton Tee shot was superior to mine on the 4th and we were back to all square.
Suddenly I was getting visions of still being all square going down the ninth but my game was holding together while Alex, under pressure to get back into town and meet his sister, wasn't having much luck. I can't remember the 5th other than holing a pressure putt that won it for me. Alex's long game deserted him on the 6th and getting myself onto the green in 2 on the 7th was enough to ensure victory while he skirted the lake.
If that makes it sound like high quality golf, bear in mind that I was 14 over par when I won. (Simon)

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