Our new assistant pro Tom Bromilow and I were challenged in this first match of this series by brothers Ian and David Lewis. It was a close match and obviously off scratch, Tom was giving many shots to our three higher handicaps.
The game itself was made even by the handicaps and there was only ever one hole in it, both sides took turns to hold the lead and we finished all square. Of course the winner was the Captain’s Charity, Prevent Cancer.
My personal highlights – pars on 1st and 11th and a birdie 4 on the 14th. Overall a good day for my golf, some bad holes but many good.
Played on a dry, sunny morning, we enjoyed the camaraderie.
I attended this event for the first time as a guest of the past Captains. They meet biennially, spring and autumn, for a golf event, dinner and then discuss current golfing questions with the President of our club.
The golf itself was a team event, I made up a team…
Hosted by former Whitefield member Stephen Samuels, the trio of myself, Tony Showman and Gary Silver played “super sixes” betterball. Despite its proximity, I’d never played at this course, I enjoyed its’ more modern design with both larger tees and greens, and a little more space off the fairways.
A friendly game on a sunny afternoon at Whitefield.
My guest today, Martin Georgeson, a member of Ormskirk GC, he’s a friend of mine from a golf society, he had met Lionel Levine and knows Richard Zoltie so we got together for this friendly game.
Featured hole – I celebrated an eagle 2 on the 8th. My 3 wood left me 115 yards from the green, I knew I’d hit my nine iron sweetly as it flew through the air, it landed about 10 feet from the hole, took a couple of bounces, turned right and rolled in.
Lionel and I were partners and slotted in well, gradually built a lead, 3 up after 9, lost a couple then won 13th, 14th and 15th to close out the match.
Tony Jacobs - Captain's Blog
Golfer, Whitefield, Manchester, using Medium this year to form a diary of my year as Captain of Whitefield Golf Club