On 31st August we paid our first ever visit to Shendish Manor, an interesting little golf course over Hemel Hempstead way. At 5641 yards the course is not long but it is quirky and it is evident that local knowledge is a very useful attribute when it comes to playing match play golf. Following a major water leak the irrigation system had been turned off so the greens were somewhat more solid than we are used to at home.
The match was closely fought with Pete Major and Mike Stevens securing an excellent win whilst Graham Enfield and Neil Terry secured a good half point. Of the remaining matches two were lost 2&1 and one 3&2 and all three were closely contested and could have gone either way. In the other match the Shendish Manor pair had a player deliver a 10 under handicap round of golf and there is not much you can do about that except smile!!
The food and beverage were excellent and an enjoyable day was had by all despite the result.
We have two more league matches to come in the next two weeks: at home to Aldwickbury Park next Saturday 07 September and away at Weston Turville the week after.