Our foursomes championship saw Brad and Dave Spaven take on Jase Hyland and Jamie Burt in a 36 hole matchplay final.
Both pairings played solid golf over the early holes but it was the Spaven pairing who etched out an early lead with holes like the 5th where a fantastic birdie was made from the right hand trees. The lead hovered around 2 up through the majority of the first 18 with Jase and Jamie recovering slightly to enter the second 18 only one down.
The early going on the second 18 saw Brad and Dave again take the advantage as Jase and Jamie struggled off the tee, stretching the lead to 4 through 22.
In bizarre circumstances Jase's drive on the 5th hole was long and straight, but also too hard with the club head breaking from the shaft. However this seemed the turning point. The resulting par followed by long birdie putt falling on the 6th saw the lead back to 2 and with more solid golf together with some great saves it was all Jase and Jamie over the next 10 holes, not only closing the lead but grabbing one of their own to be 2 up with 4 to play.
Not giving up the Spaven's were conceded a close putt for eagle on the 15th to get the advantage back to 1 up which held until the final hole. Whilst it was Brad and Dave needing a win it was Jase and Jamie who came up trumps with a fine tee shot by Jamie followed by a calm putt by Jase to make birdie and secure a 2 up victory to become our 2017 Foursome Champions, defending their title from last year.
The handicap foursomes 27 hole final saw Mike Stevens & Bill Kidd take on Bill Guy and Ian Langusch with the Guy and Langusch combination having to give their opponents a total of 9 shots.
The match started out as a tight affair with the first three holes all being halved however the fourth hole started a string of below average putting by Kidd & Steven's, which Guy and Langusch took full advantage of to build an early lead that was never relinquished.
A string of wins through the middle holes saw the advantage stretch to 7 up through 12 holes and whilst Kidd and Stevens toiled away valiantly they couldn't peg the lead back eventually losing 8&6 in the 27 hole final.