Senior Member’s Captain
Monday 11th June away Bedlingtonshire
The visit too Bedlington was looked forward too by us as this is one of the best, if not the best course in the league and we were not to be disappointed. One late change to the team was needed as Harry Bell was not fit enough to part take in the match and I was seconded into the team. We had hoped that the team would be strong enough to push the home team all the way. All players gave their all and with a little more from lady luck we would have attained a worthy draw. The two buggy boys Clem and our Club Chairman John Wymer recorded a well deserved win. Barrie and Harry H also scrapped away to record a briĺiant one up score. Forster and George Siemaszko just failed to record what would have been a well deserved win, but had to settle for the draw. The other matches could all have gone either way with the help needed from lady luck. The final score was a disappointing loss by 7 – 5 to Bedlington.
Next match is at home to Blyth, Thursday 21st June starting at 12.30pm. All are welcome to support the team. If you would like to be part of the Whitley Bay GC Seniors and are 60 years or older why not come and join us on a Monday morning for a friendly game. We meet in the club house at 11.30am where the draw is made to select pairings. All handicaps and abilities are welcome.
Thursday 7th June home to Tynemouth
We welcomed our local rivals Tynemouth to Whitley Bay on a warm bright day. The day started off in the usual manner with tea and coffee in the club house where old friends met up. We started with Ian again leading the team supported by Terry. Tynemouth came with a very strong team with the intention of spoiling our day, but our team had just, if not a more determined target of coming home with the spoils. Some brilliant matches were played and apart from our two casualty who both came away with nothing to show for their efforts other than a pulled shoulder muscle and a pulled back muscle. Hope both players recovery swiftly to take part in future matches. Again the caterers came up with the goods to finish off a excellent day. Final result was a brilliant 10 – 2 win for Whitley Bay GC Seniors.
Tuesday 22nd May away to Westerhope
Our third match saw us traveling to the West side of Newcastle to take on a useful Westerhope team. With a good strong team with the best hope of coming away with something, But alas it was not to be on a difficult course which was well handled by the home team. The Whitley team gave their all and all the matches went down to the wire. Ian and Terry along with Harry and Barrie the two pillars of the team came away with hard fought wins by the margin of one up. The final result was a win by the margin of 8 – 4 to the home team.
Thursday 17th May home to Ponteland
I made a surprised appearance to captain the team in our first home fixture playing along side Derek Johnson. This was a pleasure for me to play along side such a good player. It is hard to single out any match as the team played on the whole at such a high level. The attitude of both teams was of the highest standard and the day was finally finished with an excellent meal and good banter. The final result was a positive result in favour of Whitley Bay by the margin of 10 – 2.
Monday 30th April away to Hexham
We started our season with difficult away fixture to one of the strongest teams in the league. Ian Soulsby Captained the team in my absence supported by Terry Smith and they encounted a very strong pairing in their game from the start. We introduced three new players to the team in George Pain, Steve Combe and Derek Johnson. Derek and Steve were paired together and had a tough introduction into the league. The two positive points to come out of the match was the excellent win by Forster Holloway and George Siemaszko. A hard fought halved match was secured by Tony Hood and John Suggate. Well done to all who took part in the match which was won by Hexham by the margin of 9 – 3.