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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Ryder Cup tribute at Tynedale

FOLLOWING Europe’s remarkable comeback victory over USA in this year’s Ryder Cup, members of Tynedale Golf Club paid tribute with their very own take on the competition.

Split into teams of Tyne and Dale, 24 members battled it out in their mixed teams over 18 holes in their first Ryder Cup style match play format.

The contest was split into six holes of mixed team foursome, six holes of mixed four ball and six holes of singles between the ladies and gents in the club.

Suitably decked out in either red or blue the two teams entered into the spirit and, after the Foursome, Dale looked comfortable at 5-1.

Things were no better after the 4BBB with Dale extending their lead to nine points to three.

It was all to play for in the singles, though, Tyne pulling out all the stops to, after a heart stopping round of matches, put themselves in contention of a shock victory.

With only four matches left it was a close run affair, but Dale managed to hang on to win 13-11 overall.

After such an enjoyable afternoon, the club are to look at running the Ryder Cup contest on an annual basis.

Meanwhile, Ritchie Kendrick (40 points) was the winner of Tynedale’s Stableford Trophy, with Trevor Hodge (37) second and Tony Roberts (36) third.

The Harold Wilson Trophy was won by Martin Lamb (39), ahead of Mark Armstrong (38) and Bob Robinson (37).