Great Barr Scratch Team – Winners 2019!

Scratch Team

Firstly, can I say how proud and honoured I am to Captain Great Barr Golf Club Scratch Team.  What a season!

The last few weeks have been a rollercoaster ride, needing to win our last two games.  First up, Halesowen were our rivals, we wanted a big win, and we achieved it with a 6-2 result.  I was biting my nails to the bone!!  Ellis Muckley showed what a player he is; 5 down at one stage, turning it around to win 3-1.  Our youngest player, Ethan Ives came into the team and I never once doubted this kid and his ability.  He rose to the occasion and won his match.  He will be a tough guy to beat!  Jason, Matt, Myles, Jim and Aaron all emerging as strong Scratch Team members.

Scratch Win
Scratch Win

We then moved onto our last game of the season against Perton Park, another good team and another victory required.  Our team of Ellis Muckley, Jason Sturmey, Warren Dempster, Myles Dudfield, Dean Mellings, Ethan Ives, Aaron Guarini, Jim Dudfield all stepped up to the task with a 6.5 1.5 win which secured the league title….proud Captain!

Lastly, Joey Jones retired from the Scratch Team due to injury.  Over the years, Joe has been a fantastic player with dogged determination and great enthusiasm.  The team will miss him and we wish him well.

A quick mention to Stu Munn and Martin Nugent for sponsoring the team.  Also thanks must go to our Chairman, Graham Dudfield, his mate Kevin and Glen Muckley for their support on and off the course, thanks guys.

From me personally, a big thank you to my Vice Captain, Dean Mellings; but mostly thanks go to Ellis, Jason, Wozza, Milo, Dean, Steve, Aaron, Jim, Ethan, Joe, Dan, Matt and Andy.  Sorry if I’ve missed anyone!

Thanks also to Steve and the girls for looking after us and the away teams.

From a proud Captain, thank you all!

Mick Cooper


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