Welcome to the TSG MatchPlay Championship 2014(Sponsored by The Altonwood Group). In order to secure your place in this year’s event, join this group by Sunday 23rd March at Midnight and we will put your name in the hat for the draw. There is only room for 64 golfers and you will require a TSG Handicap to enter (3+ cards). The tournament will be a knock-out style format and you will have one month to complete each match. First player in tie has first dibs on venue. Games will commence in April. Standard MatchPlay rules will apply but MUST be agreed by both players before match begins (more info to be published at start of competition). Those failing to complete their games will have their matches decided by the toss of a coin. It's free to enter and will culminate in a Grand Final on Sunday 21st Sept at Westerham Golf Club(TBC). Finalists will play for free and others wishing to come along for a 'social' day in order to watch the winner crowned will be able to do so at 'Members' rates!) Inaugural TSG MatchPlay Champion 2013 – Roger Dickson (H’cap 20).
Dear All,While the dust settles on another great day with the TSGers, I thought I would give you the 'official' results of yesterday's TSG MatchPlay Final day....The Winner - Mark Crane (3 & 2) match conceded on 16th green.Runner- up - Matt TaylorNearest the Pins (winning a sleeve of talkSPORT branded golf balls and a FREE round of golf back at Westerham):- Jonathan Perrin- Fiesal Bacchus- Gary Cartlidge- Jonathan Perrin (again).Finally, there was a presentation to Andy Attard (August Monthly Leaderboard Winner) and Brigitte Lockwood (The TSG white Towel) for her support on the day and her outstanding contribution to the site!Newsblog article to follow with images in next month's newsletter.....That's it folks. Registration for next year's comp. opens in January!Brrrrrrr....Ian & The TSG Team--------------------
So we have our finalists.... Mr.Mark Crane Vs Mr.Matt TaylorIt should make for a great final.Guys, I know you didn't want to tempt fate but if you could now join the game at Westerham we can confirm numbers.More details on how you can follow the progress on the day later but for now lets congratulate these guys on a great achievement!Ian & The TSG Team-------------------
Many thanks to Richard for being such a good host at Hintlesham Hall. A really nice course that is well worth a visit and an excellent match play game that went down to the very last putt on the 18th green. A birdie from Richard on the challenging 17th made it all square on the 18th tee which we agreed was fitting for such a tight contest. Richard had a brush with the water left of the 18th green whilst I was in the bunker front right. We both got to within 6 feet and Richard shaved the hole before I (very nervously) dropped in the side door to win. A review of the card over a pint in the clubhouse afterwards revealed that we both played to handicap so no surprise it was won by such a fine margin.
Matt won with the last putt on the last hole. Well played enjoyed your company in what was a very tight game. Play well in the Finalregards Richard
Thanks Gareth, your round of 80 deserved more! You're a top bloke and your company made it a great day. Please let me know when you get that sub 80 round. All the best, mate.
Mark Crane beat Gareth Heath 3&2. Despite a good round I could not compete with that short game today Mark - very well played and good luck in the final!
Congratulations on winning our match Gareth Heath. Good luck in the next round. Great game, well done!!
Gareth Heath beat Andy Attard 4&3 at Lullingstone Park. Andy played well and not sure I could repeat that front 9 (that won it for me) ever again. Well played Andy thoroughly enjoyed it!
Well played Richard, hope you have a good day in the semi, I`ve played with Matt, you will enjoy his company.
Thanks for the day, good luck, Alan.
Morning TSGers,With only one game left to play in the QF's, we have made the draw for the Semi's and it's a good one.....1 - Andy Attard (22) or Gareth Heath (14) VS Mark Crane (20)2 - Richard Saunders (19) VS Matt Taylor (12)More details on those involved in next months newsletter but who's your money on?#discussIan & The TSG Team
Richard beat Alan today at Hintlesham in a close match. Great company pleasure to meet you Alan. Must play again soon.
-- 20/07/2014 14:35:05: comment edited by Richard Saunders.
Many thanks Kevin, it was a great game to be a part of and could very easily have gone either way. I thought we both played well and thanks too to our playing partners Bill and Nick, a pleasure to play with all of you. High Elms was a great venue too.
Matt Taylor beat Kevin Gregory at High Elms today. It was nip and tuck most of the way but Matt started the 18th one up and finished two up as I ran out of whatever it was that got me that far! Good luck in the semi Matt, it was a pleasure watching and learning from one of the best golfers I've played with thus far.
Thank YOU, Damian. It was a great afternoon decided by a greenside bunker on the 18th. You're a top bloke & I look forward to seeing you again at The National Golf Show at Bluewater on the 16th November.
Mark Crane beat Damian Benstead 1 up. A great battle with never more than a hole in it. All square going down the last where Mark kept his head whilst I found sand. A deserved win. Thank you for a great afternoon at a lovely course. Good luck in the semi.
An excellent game Matt. Well played and good luck in the next round
Thanks to Adrian for a really nice afternoon at Lullingstone Park. I chose the venue and Adrian very sportingly guided me round as a first timer. Despite the weekend forecasts the sun was warm and the showers were timely i.e. only really got going after we finished and were enjoying a drink in the clubhouse.
I got out of the traps like a Whippet and built an early lead but Adrian was unmoved and almost squared it by the turn. There was never much between us but we shook hands at 2 and 1 on the 17th and I feel very fortunate to have knocked out such a good player.
-- 30/06/2014 12:14:27: comment edited by Matt Taylor.
Gareth Heath beat Tuan Nguyen by two. A match that went both ways with the weather not being kind. Thank you very much Tuan - good company
Great game with Andy at Seaford Head. Views of the coast were far better than the view from the tee box once I'd hit my drive.....Good luck in the next round Andy...
Andy Attard won his match play against Richard Adinolfi..Great game and some great shots from Richard, but lost it on the tee box..looking forward to the next round..Thanks for the game Richard
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