Two teams from the same club, Sundridge Park, battled for the honour of winning the Winter Fourball Final held at Rochester & Cobham today, Tuesday, 24th April 2018. The course was well presented with some tricky pin positions for the competitors.
Ingrid Long playing off 8 gave 4 shots to Bassey Dunbar (12 hcp), 3 shots to Lyn Baimbridge (11 hcp) and 5 shots to Anne-Marie Forrester (13 hcp).
The temperature had dropped (so no heat and sunshine today) but it was dry with a wind that could have been troublesome but not for these ladies. There were marvelous displays of golf and not easy playing against members of your own club.
Defending champions Ingrid Long and Bassey Dunbar put the pressure on early after halving the first hole by winning the second hole. Not to be outdone, Lyn Baimbridge and Anne-Marie Forrester won the 3rd hole and it was nip and tuck with “all square” after the first nine holes.
On the back nine, Lyn and Anne-Marie continued their streak of winning the next four holes and so it all rested on the 14th. Ingrid and Bassey managed to hold on and win the 14th hole and continue this exciting match. The 15th was halved and then on the 16th (par three), just when you thought the match would be carrying on, Anne-Marie Forrester sunk a magnificent 40 foot putt for a birdie to win the hole and secure the overall win 4 and 2.
Many congratulations to all four players from Sundridge Park.
Cheryl Power, Kent Ladies Captain, was the referee and both Cheryl and Kent Lady President Chris Lohan, presented the trophy and Armada dish to the winners and a silver framed certificate to the runners up.
I would like to thank the ladies from KCLGA giving up their time to support and help in this final, all the supporters from Sundridge Park Golf Club including their Lady Captain Rose Yazdani who had arrived straight from Heathrow Airport!
My thanks must go to Rochester & Cobham for making us very welcome, including their Lady Captain Jan Fitzgerald and Lady President Pat Davoodbhoy. A wonderful tea was provided and enjoyed by all.
Winter Fourball Organiser