Dunstanburgh away is always a hard game because although the course is fair it’s also tough. So a 4 – 8 loss wasn’t too much of a surprise given not everyone was fully fit and a couple of people were drafted in.
As always we had decent support but unusually so did the opposition: Dunstanburgh also tend to have a lot of spectators. I usually watch the last couple of matches because most people watch the first ones: it seems unfair to leave them without support. (I’m not sure I could keep up with Peter and Mark anyway). Peter Hinson was in the last group this time and it was a very exciting one to watch attracting a bit of a crowd towards the end. It could have gone either way and he was just a bit unlucky (apart from when John, his opponent, was strafed by an RAF helicopter as he putted on the 12th) especially with is lie on the 18th.
A drab start turned into a perfect summer evening; the course looked excellent. I have always liked the 13th but was told by the Dunstanburgh members I spoke to that it wasn’t popular as it wasn’t a “proper” golf hole. That’s maybe why I like it.
Next Wednesday sees us play Dunstanburgh at home, but in the first round of the league knock-out. This link gives the results after 5 rounds of the league.