With team captain, Stevie Matthews, playing golf in Turkey, former team captain David Wright took over the duties for the home match against North Berwick. As David is not fully familiar with the various nicknames of the team members, only real names will be used! The match took place in bright and sunny weather but the wind made the conditions quite challenging on some holes.
Peebles got off to a great start with opening pair Geoff Lawson and Jim Cutler dominating their match from the opening holes and winning easily by 6 and 5.
Neil Byers and Andy Tucker had a much harder match and found themselves 2 down with 3 holes to go. A battling finish saw them finishing all square.
The dream team of David Wright and Brian Robson had a tough start to their match against local hero Drew Lowe and his partner Ken Swa. They found themselves 2 down after 8 holes but they eventually found their form and closed out the match on the 15th by winning 4 and 3.
Late sub Roger Scott and his partner Bryan Taylor played well together and they also won 4 and 3 on the 15th hole.
It was a dream debut for Ian Stewart who partnered ‘birthday boy’ Sam Walker. They enjoyed the biggest win of the day by winning 7 and 6.
Last, but not least, Team Ian (Mewett and Pemberton) rounded off a superb performance by the home team by running out winners by 6 and 5.
So Peebles continued their winning start to the 2018 season by comprehensively winning the match by five and a half points to a half point. As always the match was played in a friendly spirit with players from both teams enjoying a great day’s golf on a well presented course and enjoying a great meal prepared by our new caterer, Gary Moore.
We look forward to the return fixture at North Berwick in October.
Next fixture for the team is Monday 7th May at St Boswells.