Whitewebbs – Team A Rd 1 at Portsmouth
Result: 2-3 Loss
Portsmouth is a hilly course overlooking the Solent to the south and the Downs to the north. On a clear day you can see the Isle of Wight to the west and the views are magnificent from many of the tees. As a matter of interest it has just been taken over by Glendale with a lease of 25 years.
Richmond’s intrepid Team A travelled to Portsmouth on 10th April to play their match, led by Cheryl Woodhouse with Molly Hood, Sonia Inniss, Ros Lake and Pia Langeland making up the team.
The format is match play. This year, for the first time, each player played off their full handicap difference and not 3/4 as in previous years.
The weather turned from cloudy and blustery to a sunny warm spring day resulting in those magnificent views. Although Cheryl won her game the others were not as fortunate. The Team A has therefore been eliminated from the competition.
Cheryl would like to thank her team for their sterling efforts losing only after hard fought rounds of golf and especially to welcome Pia to her first external match play competition.