We hosted our Edinburgh guests form Glencorse on Tuesday. The last two years have been very onesided events for the home side. Not so this season with the Penicuik posse bring down some big hitting seniors sporting low handicap.
We welcomed back David"PS"Wright form his jaunt stateside. I'm guessing he & certainly his teammates were wishing had brought back the weather.
So on a overcast morning, proceedings got underway with Team Peebles pairing of Geff"Corgi"Lawson & his regular partner Jim"Chariots"Cutler. From the off it was apparent that this would be a challenging tie, against an 8 handicapper. Chipping in from well off the green, for a birdie 2 at the first was perhaps a sign of things to come. They eventually succumbed - loosing 2&1.
Next out Brian"CE"Robson & David"PS"Wright. This was a procession. The opposition was simply Robson'd. A stunning performance by Brian, their opponents were out gunned. The final score line, a win 5&4.
That last tie was impressive, the next sublime. Brain"Chirpy"Taylor & Ken"Logger"Davy our Cardrona massive, out muscled the Glencorse pairing, 4 up after 6 the match was concluded on the 12th - victory 7&6.
Stevie Matthews & Gordon"Birdie"Fisher were next out. A tie where the home players were never down, yet never able to break away & establish a margin of victory. The match was halved.
Hold the front page. News scoop ….. We have a run on our bank !!! Perhaps sporting their new reduced handicaps & the concept of giving up strokes to their opponents resulted in an unfamiliar territory for our Team Ian's, they lost out 3&2.
Our final Peebles pairing Jim"RVW"Lyle & Sam"TheMan"Walker once again were a class apart from their opponents and their match was concluded by the 14th. The sizable margin of victory 6&4.
Thus a overall victory for Team Peebles 3½-2½. Tight in terms of the overall score, however we secured some serious winning ties. The Huntsmen were put to the sword for another season.
Week Tuesday we take on the Whipmen of West Linton. As with Glencorse we lost on their park last season. Another big performance required to balance our account please.
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