Surrey Golf

Surrey 1st Team match against Woking Golf Club

The teams arrived to a deluge of rain and it was decided that the morning round would be cancelled and instead of two sessions of foursomes we would have one session of 4BBB.

After a warm up around Valderrama on the club's simulator and hearty roast lunch the teams set off into sunny but blustery conditions. The 1st hole at Woking, usually a driveable short par 4 was not in range for any players with multiple players unleashing Driver at the par 3 2nd hole.

In match 1 recent Daily Telegraph runner-up Kris Kim carried his senior partner (myself) and despite getting into a respectable lead were pegged back by some Morikawa-esque iron play by our opponents which resulted in a halved match. Much was to be admired of Kris's play but his iron shot through the hail to 6 feet on the 12th was something to behold. We look forward to being part of his continued progress.

Match 2 saw early exchanges with Surrey pair Ben & Jack being blown away by both wind and opponents on the front nine to turn 3 down. The back nine started strong for Surrey with a birdie two at the 10th from range with another hole clawed back at the 13th to reduce the deficit to one down. A further birdie at the challenging 17th brought the match to all square. On the 18th after four fine approaches Jack went first from 25ft and made a safe par, Woking would hole one of their 15ft putts for birdie leaving Ben with a breaking 6 footer for birdie and the halve, as we have become accustomed to Ben duly delivered to ensure the match was also halved.

Match 3 saw former county champion Terry Nicholls and the powerful Archie Wells enjoy a close tussle with only ever one hole in it. The result was another halved match with Terry hitting a wondrous Driver stiff to the pin on the par 3 2nd and solid play by all four corners of the match resulting in a fair result.

In match 4 usual rear gunners Jacon Aaholm and Will Dugdale were getting taught a lesson early doors with Woking starting with back-to-back birdies. However, this was quickly answered with birdies from Surrey who pressed ahead to secure a victory by 3 holes and the match 2.5 - 1.5 to Surrey.

We once again thank Woking for their hospitality and commitment to the match and look forward to playing them again next year in hopefully better conditions.

We look forward to going again in the spring with our usual preparation games ahead of the 2022 season where we hope to enjoy a full and fruitful season.

David Corben

Surrey 1st Team Captain


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