This year Swanage men entered a team in the Top Club National Knock Out Competition.
This competition consists of five disciplines, 2 wood singles, 4 wood singles, pairs, triples and rinks.
The first few rounds are against other Dorset sides and then becomes more regional with games in Wiltshire etc.
In the 1st Round Swanage were drawn at home against a very strong Blandford side.
All five disciplines were played at the same time with the two singles matches finishing first with Gordon securing a comfortable win in the 4 woods. Our 2 wood club champion, John, came up against a very strong player and unfortunately lost.
The next match to finish was the triples which was a very tight game from start to finish. In the end Brian’s consistent leading backed up by Barrie and myself got over the line to win by two shots and make it 2-1 to Swanage.
Meanwhile our rink of Ken, Paul, David F and skipper Graham failed to peg back a strong Blandford team so 2-2.
Our heroic pair of Mike K and Hoggy finished the job off with a nice win after a little scare when Blandford cut the lead to one shot.
So on to round two where we travel to Poole Park to play our old ‘friends’.
Lets hope this result will prove to be the turning point in our season.