Owners pull away to retain Hunstanton Searles club’s Ryder Cup

MLNF Searles Ryder Cup 2015 Teams
MLNF Searles Ryder Cup 2015 Teams
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Searles Golf and Country Club in Hunstanton held their own version of the Ryder Cup.

Now in its 14th year, the competition pits those members of Searles Golf Club who live locally (Locals) against those members that own holiday homes on the Searles Leisure Resort site (Owners).

A record turnout of 24 people represented each team in 12 groups. Captains, Rob Hills and Margaret Kent, took charge of the Owners with Esme Corner and Warren Bates leading the locals. In superb conditions the course played well under the control of head greenkeeper Trevor Dennis.

With the morning format being Fourball, each player had their own pride at stake. Competition was tight and the points were close but the owners pushed slightly ahead at the halfway stage and led 7-5.

It was all to play for in good conditions for the afternoon match of Foursomes. The first results coming in saw 2½ points to both sides in the first five groups.

However, from there on the owners dominated and when Mick Burns and Nick Bowman came in with a 3 & 2 win they secured the 12 points the owners required to retain the trophy. A win in the next group by Dennis Wilson and David Martin gave the owners the lead and sealed victory. The final score was Owners winning 15.5 to 8.5.