Seniors Match Update 2017

Seniors v Hinckley Monday  17 July 2017
The weather was extremely hot, the course was in excellent condition and the ball running well, providing it was on the fairway.....!  Holes 2 and 4 were used as extra starting points, which allowed matches to finish around the same time and therefore the after match meal was enjoyed earlier.  The game was close with Longcliffe winning 3 1/2 to 2 1/2.  Hopefully we can look forward to  strong finish to the season!!

Seniors v Erewash (away)  Thursday 13 July 2017
The Seniors got back into winning ways with a comprehensive 4-1/2 to 1-1/2 win away at Erewash.  A special mention goes to Neil Harris who 'played exceptionally well' according to the Erewash team captain.....!

Seniors v Northants County Monday 19 June 2017
The match was played in extremely hot weather conditions, with some players having to come off the course due to the heat.  The course was in good condition, with  the ball running well in the dry weather.  Our visitors really  appreciated the course and the meal afterwards, but we all appreciated getting back in the club house for a much needed cool drink.  The match score was an honourable half, 4 matches each!!

Seniors v The Leicestershire (away) Thursday 8 June 2017
The  weather was rather cold, overcast and windy, however the course was excellent condition. The greens were fast  and Longcliffe  found it difficult to  challenge the pins and the team lost  5 matches to 1. As usual the hospitality was very friendly and the meal was enjoyed by all.

Seniors v Kibworth Thursday 1 June 2017
The match was played in excellent conditions and  the Kibworth team were full of praise for the course.  Andy Wallace enjoyed his first outing for the Seniors and we look forward to him playing many more seniors' matches.  The teams were evenly paired with most results being very close and the match result was a draw 4 matches each.  Many thanks to Alan Webster he filled a slot at short notice.  The visiting team praised our catering staff and the quality of the meal.  Well done Paul.

Seniors v Burton Thursday 25 May 2017
The Seniors inconsistent start to the season continued with a 5 - 2 defeat at home to Burton.  The match was played in the usual good spirits which continued in the clubhouse.  Thanks to Paul and his team for the excellent after match meal!

Seniors v Lingdale (away) Thursday 18 May 2017
It was sunny and the course had dried out pretty well following the heavy rain on Wednesday. Lingdale took advantage and managed to win 5 1/2 - 2 1/2, although all the matches were close.  Many thanks to Roy Longthorn and Trevor Todd who filled in for the Longcliffe team at the last minute. 

Seniors v Kedleston (away) Friday 12 May 2017
Roy Longthorne and Dave Beswick were the only winners as the Seniors unfortunately went down 5 - 1 to better opponents at Kedleston.

Seniors v Charnwood (away) Friday 28 April 2017
The Seniors first away match at Charnwood resulted in a 4 1/2 to 1 1/2 defeat.  Norman Ellis and Arthur Plater were our only winners. This was Roy Longthorne's first match as Vice Captain so he will try to do better next time!!

Seniors v Erewash Thursday 6 April 2017
Today we had our first match against Erewash at home. The weather was excellent.  We nearly had to get the suntan cream out!!  There were seven matches and Longcliffe won 5 1/2 to 1 1/2, so it turned out to be a good to start the season - long may it continue!

The course was in excellent condition and our visitors were impressed that the course was in such good order so early in the season.  There was a slight delay at the start as one of the visitors had forgotten to put his clubs in the car and had to back for them..... another senior moment!! 

As usual the food was  excellent and our guests were very complementary about the catering presentation.  Many thanks to Paul and his staff.