Hard luck to our Barton Shield team who, unfortunately came up just short this afternoon against Hermitage. The format of this competition is a cumulative scoring across two foursomes matches, one home and one away and with all players playing off scratch. The team faced this afternoon by Barry Massey’s and Karl Holmes’ team included much lower handicapped players and one ex-European tour player. The combined handicap of the Hermitage team was +9 whereas ours was 5 – 14 shots in the difference.
In the end both our home and away pairs lost 1 down, giving Hermitage the tie by 2 holes, a very creditable performance by our players.