The Metropolitan Major Pennant teed off last Sunday with our boys taking on St Michael’s Golf Club at Penrith. Many predicted that the 2021 champions would dominate the contest, but this was not the case. A close fought encounter saw St Michael’s winning by the narrowest of margins 4-3.
The 4 matches won by St Michael’s went down to the wire with 3 being claimed on the 17th hole and 1 on the final hole.
We claimed victory in 3 matches with Dale Hughes dominant in a 5 and 3 victory and Jeff Gadd winning a thriller on the final hole. The most impressive win of the 3 was Blade Gadd’s defeat of Harrison Crowe. Crowe is arguably the best amateur golfer in the country at the moment and is in hot form after taking out the NSW Amateur Championship last week. Exceptional golf from both players saw the match alive until the final hole. To the delight of the large crowd surrounding the 18th green, Blade calmly nailed a downhill sliding putt to take the victory.
Our next match will be the return leg against St Michael’s at St Michael’s this Sunday 6th February. The first match will tee of at 7am. Spectators are most welcome.
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