HKFC Golf Society vs WAGS
HKFC Golf Society vs WAGS21 Sep 2022
Kau Sai Chau East
Friday, 15th July 2022
A nice hot day saw the teams enjoy a very pleasant ferry ride from Sai Kung to Kau Sai Chau to do battle on the East Course. A tough course in good condition, perfect for what is usually one of our stronger opponents. In fact, this trophy is one of the few that has managed to be contested each year throughout the Covid period that has cancelled so many other matches. The 2021 match was halved 3-3 and narrowly saw HKFC retain the trophy, having won the match in 2020. Covid and other issues had forced several changes to both teams, but still two very strong sides were assembled.
The first flight paired WAGS replacement Captain Seb Hughes and former HKFC golfer Mr Pink Zinc Garry Kemp up against HKFC’s Andrew Wood and John Thompson. A steady start saw the HKFC pair gain the advantage, and with Woody’s new driver firing, they were never headed winning 5 and 4.
HKFC’s Captain Terry Wright then paired with the experience of Philip Nunn against the consistent Feng Qingxian and the power of Peter Crewe. A tidy birdie on the first and solid ham and egg play saw Wright and Nunn 4 up after 4 holes over the slow starting WAGS pair. Slowly but surely, this lead was pegged bag to 1 up at the turn, only for the HKFC pair to ease out to a 4 and 2 victory on the 16th hole.
Golf genius was being used, so real time scores available online showed Marco Jorge and Alastair Murray also pulling clear for a comfortable 4 and 3 victory in the third flight over the strong WAGS pairing of Alain Roberge and Mike Edie.
Next up for HKFC William King and Graeme Brechin faced the intimidating height of Mungo Paterson and the enduring commentary of his partner James Daniels. This time it was to be a strong start from the WAGS pair that was the decisive factor, and despite clawing back a few holes on the back nine, the HKFC pair went down fighting 2 and 1.
The killer blow to take the match beyond WAGS grasp was delivered by Matt Keefe and Andy Ho. Andy came out hot, and with Matt soon following suit and also striking good form, Johnny Sun and Justin Hoskins were always chasing in this dominant 7 and 6 win to HKFC.
Not to be outdone HKFC's team Europe of Eric Desgouttes and JP Cuvelier closed out the match with another solid 4 and 3 win over WAGS’s Darren Mellis and Nathan Hughes.
Golf Genius tells us it was a commanding 5-1 victory to HKFC but the matches were well fought in good spirit and many were a lot tighter than the final scorelines would indicate. The trophy was heading back to Sports Road but that didn’t stop healthy debate at KSC and into the night in Sai Kung and that spirit will see this match again keenly contested in 2023.
HKFC Captain on the day