Sadly, no bragging rights to be had this week for the BHGC Sunday Pennant girls. We unfortunately recorded a resounding loss, 0.5/4.5 to a very strong and consistent Anglesea team, played at Anglesea too!
While we knew it would be a tough match playing our opposition at their home club, we all teed off with plenty of confidence and a belief that if the Giants could beat the Cats on their home turf, then so could we.
At the turn, four of our five matches were closely contested and it was anybody's game. However, the need to give shots for some of us (to even-up the handicaps in the Sunday competition) highlighted the importance of being well ahead at the turn, as most of the harder holes for the course's match play index are on the back nine. (Not that I'm making excuses or anything, but it is something we hadn't considered sufficiently in our preparations). We all reflected upon this once we were back in the clubhouse - hindsight surely is a wonderful thing.
Anglesea Golf Club put on a superb day for round three, with both the course and the weather on point. We were also treated to some delicious morning tea to send us on our way, as well as homemade brownies provided at the start of the back nine. Hospitality and camaraderie are something all Sunday pennant players appreciate and enjoy.
We also appreciated having two of our emergencies play again with us today: Claire Hewitt (who could be mistaken for being one of the permanent team members as she's played every week so far); and Carole Hinchcliffe, who was more than happy to step up to the task when asked. We couldn't field a team each week without the use of our emergency players and we are all indebted to their commitment and support to our team. Thank you one and all.
Specific match results for the round were:
Claire - 5/4
Margie - 4/3
Anne - Square
Bronwyn - 6/4
Carole - 6/5
We now have an opportunity to lick our wounds, have a social interlude (thanks Amanda), and come back pumped and ready for another win after the Easter break. We take on 13th Beach at home (Barwon Heads).
Wishing everyone a safety and happy Easter Break - and happy golfing.