All change at the top

What could be better than a beautiful summers evening on an idyllic part of Dartmoor? Well, add a large slice of quality golf and spice it up with a big helping of competition and you have the perfect evening. It was just such an evening at Yelverton Golf Club on the 8 June with a Plymouth Area League (PAL) match between the top and second placed clubs. Wrangaton Golf Club, who were currently in top spot, were taking on the home side Yelverton. With only half a point between club league positions it was all to play for. Both sides fielded strong teams and the standard of golf wasn’t disappointing. Five matches each played a 4 ball better ball match play format. The first team out contested a tight match and although the Yelverton pairing won by 3-2 it could have ended up much closer. This was to be the case for the rest of the games with advantage swinging too and fro. It wasn’t until the last pairing that the match was decided and even then spectators had to wait until the 18th green. Dave Hyslop (Yelverton) played a fine shot to the 18th green, which put pressure on the Wrangaton pairing to get up and down. David made a 2 putt, which sealed the game and subsequently the match for Yelverton. So it was all change at the top with Yelverton leapfrogging Wrangaton in the PAL table placing. Still close so all to play for.

Final result: Yelverton 3.5 - Wrangaton 1.5

Yelverton Team Captain: Bernie (Berndog) Pennington

(Home team - Yelverton named first)

M.Cooper & P. Millar Won 3 – 2 v M. Handley & P. Blackler
R. Acres & C. O’Sullivan Won 2 – 1 v C. Harper & C. Hill
M. Harrington & D. Carty Halved v M. Skrivener & L.Mundell
D. Mallafre & B. Richardson Lost 3 – 2 J. Cowardine & J. Axten
K. Blabber & D. Hyslop Won 1up v S. Biddis & D. Lockley

Report by:
Gary Hulbert
Yelverton Golf Club
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