AFTER a solid start to the season away at Stover, the SDL team looked to build on this start with a home fixture against Teignmouth on Saturday May 11.

Conditions-wise, it felt like summer had finally arrived with bright sunshine and firm greens.

Matt Taylor & Greg Booth were the first pair out, and battled right to the 18th, eventually coming out with a narrow 1-down loss.

Next up was Sean Prior & Tom Rooke, both receiving three shots, they took full advantage and blew their opponents away with a big 6&5 win.

Rooke spoke of the importance of “Keeping the pressure on throughout in match-play.” The only hole they lost was the fourth, which was a solitary bogey across a very well-balanced round from the pair.

“We parred every hole between us until Sean holed a long birdie putt on 13 to win”, displaying a strong relationship as they were able to dovetail well.

Third out was Jon Hallewell & Matt Porosa, who at one point were heavily down in the match, but fought back to take the game up the 18th, and unfortunately lost the close match 2 down.

Middle of the pack was Owen Williams & Greg Priscott who played some solid golf and won their match on the 17th thanks to a great putt from Owen.

Fifth group out was Ben Gauntlett & Sam Knight, having to give one of their opponents five shots it was going to be a tough match, the pair played some solid golf and came away with a 3&2 victory.

Second last out was Stu Dickinson & Dion Page-Dove, in another closely fought match, the pair took away the victory with a 1-up win. Young Page-Dove came in clutch on the final two holes there after not playing his best golf that afternoon.

Last out was James Carson & Nathan Brown, and no prizes for guessing it was another close match, again going up the 18th, with James & Nathan just pipping their opponents for a 1-up win.

From a Teignmouth point of view, there was a weakened team due to the Devon Golf Men’s Championship that was taking place at their course.

The final result was a brilliant 5-2 victory for the home side. Five victories and two very narrow losses give the squad lots of confidence for the upcoming fixtures and helps bridge the gap to other teams in the league as well.

Thanks go to Colin Locker (Club Captain) for keeping the Dainton boys fed and watered on the golf course.

Next up is an away game at Churston on June 1, and any support on the day would be much appreciated.

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