Ringwood Versus Centenary Park
@ Centenary Park
Centenary Park Wins.
Although beaten on the day our team provided a great contest against the Centenary Park Team.
The deciding match went to the 18th hole and the last putt. The opposition player hit his shot over the back of the green a par 3 hole about 5 Metres. Our player Angus Puddy put his about one metre under the hole a great shot.The opposition player chipped onto the green and landed a top shot when required Angus unfortunately missed his birdie putt and the hole was halved. Angus fought all the way to this point and we are very proud of him for his fighting spirit well done Angus.Nick Walton and Daisuke Nagajima won their matches. convincingly. both on th 15th hole. To get some perspective on how good the golf was on the day Nick's opponent was 4 over the card to the 15th hole and still got beaten. The first time we played Centenary Park 2011 I wrote that they were the yardstick to be compared to. On Sunday 19th we showed that them we had raised the bar and could give them a run for their money.
The greatest thing about the team is the great camaraderie that has evolved within the group they are all great mates and very supportive of each other.When their matches were finished they walked the fairway supporting the remaining players. On the 18th hole there was a great show of the Ringwood Navy and yellow shirts
which was really great to see.
Midori Nakajima was working as assistantant team manager on the day she enjoyed the learning experience and she understands the match play scoring system a lot better thank you for your help Midori.
We were treated to lunch in the clubrooms the team managers and captains exchanged speeches Macca the Centenary Park team manager complimented our team on their improvement since the last match.
The team was beaten on the day but the Ringwood Golf Club should be very proud of their Junior Pennant Team
Ringwood Vs Camberwell
The Ringwood Junior pennant team played Camberwell at home.This was our first home match of the season. It was also probably the most pleasant weather conditions the teamed has played in despite the weather forecast.Once again the matches were played in a sportsmanlike manner.
Leigh Biggerstaff had a convincing win on the ball finishing at the 11th hole One again Daisuke Nakajima took his match to the 18th hole this time for a half. Daisuke had to work very hard for the half his young opponent hit most shots straight down the middle and was a pretty good putter.Sean Buncle turned one down at the 17th and put up a good fight on the 18th unfortunately losing the 18th. Nick Walton and Trent Goodey won their matches in hard fought matches Angus Puddy lost his match but not without a good fight. All the matches were pretty tough and the boys did win overall on the day.Congratulations Guys.
A big thanks goes to the members who supported the team and thank you to those members who acted as ball spotters this helped to keep the games flowing.
A special thanks goes to the ladies who helped in the kitchen preparing lunch for everyone.
The team managers and captains exchanged speeches and a good day was had by all.
Ringwood Versus Yarrambat @ Yarrambat.
Sunday 5th Feb our team played Yarrambat at Yarrambat.The Ringwood team won the Match 3 - 2 and the Ball.On arrival at the course at about 7-30 the conditions were perfect fine weather and only a slight breeze.By the team players 3 + 4 were finished gale force winds were blowing.The match was a hard fought affair with our guys fighting for a good win Nick Walton was 3 down at the turn and ended 2 up to win. Nick showing his trademark determination. Glen Van Blerican won his first competitive match 2up Congratulations Glenn. Sean Buncle's match went to the 17th hole , Matt Watkins won 4 up on the ball well done Matt. Leigh Biggerstaff's match ended square on the 18th.Daisuke Nakajima won 1up on the 18th his match was a hard fought match Daisuke was 1 down at the 9th but he did not let his opponent get too far ahead and eventually won. All the matches were played in a sportsman like manner the Yarrambat players were all good. We were treated to a nice lunch in the club rooms at the end of the match.Steve Dykes and Sean Buncle both expressed their appreciation for the manner in which the matches were played. Once again a big thanks to the caddies and parents who supported the team on the day.
Junior Pennant Sunday 29th Jan
Our second match was against Riverside Essendon at Riverside.
Unfortunately the Club was unable to field a full team. Two of our players did not get a match. However Daisuke and Glenn had a friendly match against each other.The four matches that were played were very competitive. One ending at the he 17th with a loss and one at the 18th with a loss. Angus Puddy took a 5 handicapper to the 18th his match was a real fight Angus fought very hard from being quite a way down to end all square at the 17th. Trent and Nicholas Walton won their matches with Nicholas Walton also fighting back from being down showing his determination as usual. As Riverside was unable to field a full team we were given one match as a win giving us a win 3 to 2.
Once again we would like to thank the caddies, parents and those that supported our team on the day.
Junior Pennant Sunday 15th Jan
Our First match for the 15th January was a bye due to one of the clubs being unable to field a team.
Our first competitive match was against Brighton at Brighton our team consisted of Sean Buncle (Capt) Trent Goodey, Nicholas Walton, Matthew Watkins, Angus Puddy and Daisuke Nakajima. The match was played in good spirit and fortunately we won on the day. 3 Games to 2 and the ball. Two matches went to the 18th hole one a win and one a loss.All the matches were very competitive our team have smaller handicaps than last year which made it a lot harder for them and they rose to the task.Lunch was provided in the Clubroom and the two captains exchanged speeches toward the other team. We would like to thank the caddies team manager Parents and all those that spported the team on the day.