So, after the fun in the sun at the Brissle, it is time for you all to continue to play better and ready golf, and enjoy the event where you don’t always need to hole out – the annual matchplay event.

Because we’re never lucky enough to 8 or 16 players, we have to play some strange three cornered matches, but we’re looking at working out the final format – which could change within the day – once we have the final numbers.

Here are the logistics – the event returns to the three loops of nine at Cleobury Mortimer, because the golf is challenging but fair, and the guys in the pro shop are really friendly.

This year we are looking at arriving between 8.30 and 9am for a full english breakfast (none of your shabby bacon baps here), teeing off for the first nine at 9.30. Then we come in for a ‘light lunch’ before going out for the subsequent rounds of nine. All for just £43.

The day of the event is Saturday 6 June – let me know if you want to join me in trying to follow Adam as the reigning matchplay champion.

Oh, and besides picking up the Captain’s Hand Engraved Shield, the winner will be inaugural member to be granted the privilege of wearing the Matchplay Champions Ring – about as glorious a piece of male jewellery you will see outside of Kanye West’s fist. The Matchplay Champions Ring has to be worn throughout the WHV Open Weekend, although some dispensation will be granted for not wearing it during actual play, as it is bloody massive and might interfere with your grip (unless you’re used to wearing bling, like Boycie). The board would also be pleased to see it at all WHV events, especially the End of Season Social and AGM

So, let me know – mail, text, WhatsApp, or even comment here or on facebook – they all come through.

One of the signature holes, and the venue for the 2015 Matchplay Shark


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