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Haven Homes Winter League – Matchday 5

The OZBETS form book was turned upside down in Matchday 5 of the Haven Homes Winter league at Rowany Golf Club on Saturday. Game of the day showcased Pete Holt and Dickie Corrin taking on Marc Morley and Darryl O’Hare. It started well for Darryl and his new Taylor Made M2 set of woods freshly unwrapped in the bag. Driving the first green and a ‘shoe in’ birdie set the lads up for a fiery start. Darryl is a talented, low handicap ‘prodigy’ player with style and this ability pleasantly contrasts that of his partner. Good interplay had the pair ahead early doors until ‘Amen Corner’ when Corrin and Holt embarked on a festival of putting. A series of long, snaking slots bit their opponents where it hurt. The burly pair took control and the game was over on the 16th green. Holty was overjoyed to return to the clubhouse earlier than usual and was quickly busy in the kitchen helping Maria prepare delicious gourmet Chateaubriand steaks for the inbound golfers.

                                                                                                      ‘Well done on a rare win’

Allan Tasker and Dave Corrin eased another 3 points and move up the table following a comfortable win against Brian Hewett and Neil Gray. The 4+3 score was met with little resistance and gave the victors time to discuss the merits of wearing matching cardigans, slippers and pipe smoking whilst on the course.

                                                                                                                     Relaxed winners

Dark clouds followed Mark Walton and Paul Thomas for yet another week. There is very little harmony in this pairing. Wardrobe malfunctions galore, club tossing and Thomas’ trolley running out of energy to name a few bad happenings. Power and Neale received a gift wrapped 3 points. Walton hit one bum note after another and nobody was sure if Thomas was even present in the game. Neale’s crucial big putt for half on 9 sealed the deal. Ecstatic Power was the sole player sat with a 2 on the card in a roll over week. With £40 almost in the hand, the smug grin was shattered as news filtered from the course that Coz had scored an unlikely eagle 2 on 17. The ungainly duo of Orry Teare and Coz had surrendered another 3 points to Wilf Lowey and Peter Addison in a match of one sided skill as the result finished 5+4. Coz recovered from defeat quickly as his immense stroke of luck on 17 cut Power’s winnings by half. How pleasing.

So happy sharing the winnings with Coz

John Cairney and Steve Gandy got themselves back in the groove with a 3 pointer against Kevin/Stacey who are now locked in the relegation zone for Christmas time. The game was terminated with 4 holes to play and it seems that O’Loughlin’s practice regime being trimmed to a measly 15 hours per week is taxing his form.

Christmas came early for this pair

Having two Island Champions battle it out is a testimony to the Rowany heritage and a match between Mike Rae and Tom Gandy provided to be an exhibition of pure ball striking. The supporting roles from Orry Glover and Jack Gilbert provided little interest and the star of the day was Tom. A collection of birdies including a brave drive into the 14th green was too much for Rae and Glover and it was game over on 17. Pro golfer and England player Tom disclosed that he’s in Portugal this week on a male modelling assignment for golf wear. Excellent work if you can get it Tom!

Gandy flies the Rowany Flag

Look out this weeks for OZBETS big game forecast! Super Saturday approaches with the top teams all teeing it up against each other! PLUS news of an exciting sponsorship for January’s league games

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