Cambs and Hunts County Veterans v Bedfordshire Veterans

Cambs and Hunts County Veterans v Bedfordshire Veterans

Lakeside Lodge hosted the annual match against Bedfordshire Veterans. The course was in excellent condition and after a light shower as play got under way, the weather soon cleared and the sun forced its way through the clouds.

The match consisted of 4 games of four ball better ball off scratch and 4 games of four ball better ball off handicap.

In the top match Jacquie Richardson (Old Nene) and Margaret Beckley (Links) fought hard in a very evenly contested game but just lost out finishing 2 down. Sue Hill (Girton) and Sue Didlick (Ely City), who was making her debut, put up a brave fight but were pipped at the post finishing 2 & 1 down.

The third match saw Jo Skoulding (Old Nene), making her debut, played some excellent golf as she and Greta Barclay (Ely City) secured a 5 & 3 victory. Geraldine Fleming (St Ives) and Sharon White (Lakeside Lodge), making her debut, just lost their match by 4 & 3.

In the top match of the handicap section local player Val Musson and Margaret Gates (St Neots), making her debut, put up a brave fight but just lost out 2 & 1. The second match was another close finish with Ina Hartley (Ramsey) and Di Nicholson (Old Nene) just losing out by 2 & 1.

Christine King (Bourn) and Anyta Francis (Old Nene) pulled out all the stops to secure a well earned 2 & 1 victory. In the final match Veteran’s Captain Hazel Suswain (Ramsey) and Mel Owers (Bourn) had a really tough match but they stuck to their task and secured a well earned half.

The final result was a 5½-2½ win for Bedfordshire.

(Photo shows the Cambs and Hunts players after the match)