Seniors Mixed (H) v Sherdons (Sherdwell Cup)
10th Oct 2019
R&PPGC (H) won 5-3 v Sherdons
Bringing Ravenmeadow & Perdiswell Park’s Senior Match season to a conclusion, our ‘old boys’ joined up with our Ladies to go up against visitors Sherdons playing for the Sherdwell Cup. R&PPGC took to the tees as holders of the coveted cup and hoped to pull off another win and be able to keep the trophy in the Ravenmeadow Golf Centre cabinet. Played for in Spring and Autumn the Sherdwell Cup, together with the Ladies’ Club Mascots, are prominently displayed in the Clubhouse ahead of the twice yearly matches and there is always quite a bit of banter ahead of the matches with both teams eager to see their Team Captain lift the Cup following the post-match meal. As the two Teams walked to the first tee the weather looked favourable albeit cloudy and blustery but remained dry. The course was in great condition with the greens playing particularly well. The match was played out with all the usual needling banter but in a great competitive spirit absolutely typical of these get-togethers. However there could only be one winner (although a half would ensure R&PP retained) and with a 5 – 3 score line R&PP will hold on to the trophy for at least the next six months. The home team brought in the following results : Martin Hucker & Gerry McLean lost 2&1, Malcolm Shepherd & Sonia Wigley won 4&3, Dave Johnston & Sue Cowen lost 1 down, Malcolm Stanley & Kate Ingles won 2&1, Paul Woodward & Sue Siers won 6&4, Mike Ransom & Sue Clissett lost 7&5, Roger Savage & Moyra Bodley won 2&1 and Tony Solomon & Val Williams won 4&3.
It is whispered around the Clubhouse that some of the R&PP Ladies are a little apprehensive about playing with the men but it didn’t really show in this match as they gave everything they could for the (joint) cause and it's hoped that this mixed fixture goes some way towards allaying any such fears that remain. The usual friendly competitive spirit of this fixture prevailed throughout and a good day was had by all.
Seniors’ Captain Martin Hucker wants it to be know how much he enjoyed both legs of this mixed fixture and retaining the trophy was a great way to finish off his tenure as Seniors Captain. Martin went on to thank all of those who played in the seniors matches this season, and in particular the several 'ever-presents' who turned out to represent the club week in, week out at their own expense through thick and thin!