LLANGOLLEN (H)

Result – Lost  4 1/2 – 5 1/2

On a typical Caldy day, sunny, warm and with a strong breeze we entertained a very accomplished team from Llangollen.   Our visitors were obviously keen to play at Caldy as they started arriving just after 8.00am.  There was a good turnout for pre match coffee and a chance to catch up with our friends from Wales. After the match we enjoyed a good lunch, plenty of banter and a great atmosphere, exactly what Seniors golf is all about.

Llangollen ran out winners in a very close match 4.5  –  5.5 and we look forward to the return match in August when we hope to overturn our 1 point deficit.

Chester ( A)

Result – Lost 4 – 6

The May visit to Chester resulted in a 4 – 6 defeat – a result which should mean we have a good chance of regaining the shield when the return fixture is played in September.  The course was in excellent condition and, as usual, we were provided with a first class meal after the golf.  It is always a pleasure to play against the Chester members for whom we have the greatest respect.

Heswall (A)

Result – Draw 4 – 4

The Seniors match at Heswall on Monday 15th April was played in very windy conditions and with the dry, running fairways players enjoyed some long drives bringing some distant hazards into play.   We were made very welcome with tea/coffee on arrival and a tasty meal after the match. Caldy were successful in the 2 ‘nearest the pin ‘ competitions, being won by Alan Clydesdale  and Paul Leidecker The match result was an honourable  half (4 – 4).   This sets up nicely the return match at Caldy in October.

Our Chairman, Bob Nixon, commented that it was good to be back at Heswall, a sentiment which was roundly applauded by all.

Leasowe (H)

Result – Won 8 – 2

With the Senior Summer Season now well underway on Monday 29/4/19 we welcomed Leasowe to Caldy.   The match was very popular with our members and we had so many wishing to play that there was a waiting list to get into the team.

Playing in ideal conditions we enjoyed a terrific result winning 8  –  2.  There had been concern regarding the condition of the course following the storm two days beforehand, however, the course was in great shape and was a credit to our greenkeepers.

We look forward to the return fixture on 11/6/19. and I am sure Leasowe will be pulling out all the stops to reverse the score.

Bromborough (A)

Result – Lost 2 – 8

The match at Bromborough was played in perfect weather conditions, sunny, warm and a slight breeze.  As usual Bromborough proved most hospitable with coffee on arrival, a ‘half way house’ at the side of the 9th. green where a variety of drinks (non – alcoholic) together with biscuits were provided and later, a very pleasant lunch.  The course was in fine condition and although there is work going on drilling a bore hole to provide extra water the work did not impinge on the course.

Bromborough put out a very strong team resulting in good win for them but we look forward to the return leg when we hope to redress the balance.

Wallasey (H)

Result – Won – 7 ½ – ½

A breezy day, but turning sunny as we played. The greens continue to improve but the rough is now coming more into play. A good fish pie meal afterwards and an excellent result for the home  team.