Matches consist of three single matchplay games without handicap consideration. On Wednesday 14th November we played Solihull on their home course at Copt Heath. Shrewsbury dominated the top two games from the start and both concluded early into the back nine. Rory McDonald-O'Brien (PH 4) won 7 and 6, whilst Ted Williams (R U6) won 7 and 5. With two wins from three games, Sam Austen (SH L6) was able to shake hands with his opponent knowing that the outcome of his match would not be decisive this time.
Less than a week later, on Tuesday 20th November, we played the semi-final against RGS Worcester at their home course. On a cold and damp day at Worcester Golf and Country Club, the boys took a little time to warm up. The top game was tight with Rory just one down going into the back nine. Ted again stepped up to secure victory on the 13th green, 6 and 5.
This time Sam's game would be decisive and his emphatic 8 and 7 victory meant that Rory could shake his opponent’s hand knowing that the Shrewsbury had won.
Well done to the boys, and we look forward to the Regional Final against local rivals Oswestry. We will be looking to get our revenge after being knocked out by them last year. The stakes are high, as the Regional winners qualify for the National Finals to be played at Prince’s and Royal St George’s golf courses on 28-29th April 2019.
Mr Schofield, Teacher in Charge of Golf