Annual home and away matches in a unique format against The Belfry were initiated in 2016, and Walmley have finally recorded their first win.
Under the title of ‘The Presidents Select’, a team representative of the whole club rather than a particular section played against a similar side from The Belfry.
Whereas we have club teams for the Scratch League, the West Midlands League, the 'B' Team, the Seniors, and for Mixed & Junior golf, no one recollects an occasion when a Walmley Golf Club team made up of a mixture of all club members has represented the club.
One ladies pairing, one juniors pairing, two mixed and three gents’ combinations, led by Club President Steve Ward contested seven fourball matches and brought in a 41/2 – 21/2.
All of the matches were closely fought and the after match banter was all about the return challenge at The Belfry in August and our opponents’ opportunity to reverse some of the results.
The format would certainly seem to be an excellent model for some social home and away contests at different venues in the future.