Surrey Scratch Team Inter-Club Final
Burhill Golf Club Sunday 22nd September.
This year’s final was played between Roehampton and Hindhead, the format is five a side scratch match play, all games are played to a finish to ensure there cannot be a tie.
To get to the Final both teams had won their way through five rounds. Roehampton had defeated Woldingham, Wentworth, Guildford, Cuddington to reach the Semi-Finals where they won against Camberley Heath. Hindhead’s trip through the stages had pitted them against Reigate Hill (who went onto win the Plate Final), Mitcham, West Surrey, Hampton Court Palace, and Woking in the Semi’s.
The teams were
Roehampton: Alex Tonge, Vince Thorne, Andy Ingles, Mike Piesse & Pete Crocombe.
Hindhead: David Corben, Les Bruckner, Ben Patterson, Matt Laird & Ian Rennie.
With heavy rain forecast the conditions turned out to be reasonable, the weather had come through earlier much to the relief of everyone. All the matches got underway on time. Hindhead took a two nil lead winning the first matches but Roehampton took the next one to go 2-1, the fourth match was also by Hindhead to give them an unassailable 3-1 lead, but Roehampton took the last match, the final score being 3-2 to Hindhead. The players from both sides had given their all, this showed with some excellent golf being played.
Congratulations to Hindhead the Surrey Scratch Club Team Champions for 2019.
The shield was presented by Jack Buchanan Surrey County President.
Our thanks to Burhill Golf Club for hosting the final and looking after everyone so well.
Surrey County Secretary
Jack Buchanan County President and Hindhead member!!
Roehampton's full playing squad turned up to cheer their team on.....!