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May/13/2014

Plassey Ryder Cup

The Plassey Ryder Cup is an annual Club match play competition between Wales and the Rest of the World. Some say the Rest of the World team should be re-named England but I leave that debate to others. Wales were captained by Baz Edwards and the Rest of the World was captained by Club Captain Dave Lafferty. The format followed the actual Ryder Cup with 24 points on offer spread over 8 fourballs, 4 foursomes and 12 singles matches. The final score was Rest of the World 15 points; Wales 9 points; with the Rest of the World taking the coveted Plassey Ryder Cup. Ben Mitchell has prepared a sheet showing all the results and this will be up on the results board this weekend – thanks Ben for a great effort in producing this.

Wales Captain Baz Edwards congratulated the Rest of the World on their victory and thanked all his team for playing. He said “it has been a brilliant golfing weekend with lots of good natured banter and there was one certain winner, and that was the Plassey Golf Club”. Well said Baz! Baz nominated Marc Davies as the 2015 Wales Captain. Rest of the World Team Captain Dave Lafferty thanked Baz and also his own team. He made particular mention of the contribution made by the younger players in the Rest of the World team especially Joel Harold who played in 4 matches, and won them all. Joel played a total of 72 holes of golf. Dave nominated Ben Mitchell as the 2015 Rest of the World Captain.

Once a team gets to 12 and a half points it is assured of victory. Barrie Makin beat Ian Lockhart on the 18th green with an 18 inch putt to secure a point. This took the Rest of the World to 12 and a half points, assuring victory irrespective of any other result. Super performance Barrie!

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