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Scratch team are CHAMPIONS!

For the fourth time in Saffron Walden Golf Club's history the scratch team became 2014 CAGU DIV 1 CHAMPIONS, with a 4-2 away victory against Gog Magog. The victory also meant Gog Magog and Girton were relegated to Div 2 with one game remaining.

This has been a magnificent team effort by Walden who got promoted from Div 2 and won the Goddard team Cup last year.

In the now normal pouring rain for a scratch match and some holiday unavailabilites, Walden took to the Gogs course.

Out first, James Goodfellow and Steve Trench took on a strong Gogs pairing of Jarvis and Fitt. An eagle by the Walden pairing on the 8th took the game back to all square. The Gogs pairing then made seven up and downs in the remaining holes which proved too good for Walden and they lost 1 down. The news filtered through that the Walden opening pairing were giving the Gogs stars a run for their money, which duely spurred on the team.

Richard Southall and Cam Brown then took on Stammers and Quinney. The Walden pairing literally blew them apart with breathtaking golf. The first few holes were tight but then the Walden pairing took off -an eagle at 8 put them ahead, and a birdie on 15 and on the final hole saw them run out winners by 4 up.

Walden's top pairing of Olly Tuck and Mark Reeve then took on Hughes and Williams in what would be the deciding pairing. Again the game started with a tight few holes, but then the marquee boys let rip .A superb 5 iron by Tuck out of thick rough to 3 ft set up a birdie on the 11th. Reeve holed a 20ft par put on 13 for the game to remain all square. They eagled 14 ,with a Reeve 5 wood to 8 ft.The Gogs pairing 3 putted 16 for Walden to go 2up. The 17th was halved so Walden won 2 up so the title went to Walden for the fourth time.

A jubilant captain Goodman said 
" Wow what an amazing team performance it has been to be promoted last year and then win the elite division in Cambridgeshire golf this year. Throughout the season we have had two of the best foursomes pairings in the league in Olly, Mark, Cam and Richard. The 3rd pairings have all delivered as well. We now look forward to The Goddard Cup semi against Bourn late August and the team are determined to have even more success."

Final Table:

1st - Saffron Walden 32pts 
2nd - Brampton Pk 29 
3rd - Newmarket 27 
4th - Gog Magog 14 
5th - Girton 8

Ladies Scratch Team

So far this season, they have only got 4 matches to play this year, which is slightly disappointing which is against Ramsey and Royston both home and away. So far they have played 2.

Against Ramsey at home, we won all three matches and so gained all 6 points, and Ramsey away where we won one of the 3 matches so gaining another 2 points. This puts us with 8 points to Ramsey's 4. A great position so far.

We're now looking forward to playing Royston at home on August 10th. Team members who've played so far are Justine Voss, Linda Kelsey, Jackie Smith and Melissa Jones. Thank you to them all for representing the club and for getting us into such a healthy position.

If you are not at Hoylake this week, we suspect you'll be glued to the TV as the Open Championship unfolds. However you're watching, the Open offers a great chance not just to enjoy some fantastic drama, but to improve your game.

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