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2017 Hardy A Match Fixtures

  The 2017 fixtures are shown in the Schedule  below. This league is singles match play for players with handicaps of 10 or less.

2017 Captain:

 Martin Blatchford



It was a hectic week for Captain Blatchy as he tried to summon 8 Hardy souls to tackle Bridport at the home of golf.  With a raft of unavailability  this was a tough ask but with Folke being the club it is, up stepped Four pint Pitcher, El Bow, PCSO Maguire, and Leaky Lloyd,  who, despite knowing they would be playing well below their handicaps, were prepared to turn up and play for the team.

The first task of the day was to polish of another superb buffet breakfast from chef Lisa who is probably the most consistent performer at the club  :-)

After the Captain had managed to embarrass himself on the first Tee whilst being introduced to the President of The Dorset Golf Union, it was onto the golf on a very windy day. It was going to be a tough test for all.

First up, due to his opponent having to leave early, was Lilly Allen. A lightning fast game saw them race round 15 holes in 2hrs 15 minutes. Unfortunately, it left with Kev having to shake hands on a 5&3 loss.

Next up was a nervy El Bow up against the President of Dorset Golf Union John White (not Wayne). The Spanish Archer started in fine style bagging an early birdie to settle himself, and a ding dong battle then ensued before Nige slipped to a 3&2 loss.

Third on the Tee was the dependable Silver Fox Marshy playing his usual steady golf. Another close game of was played but alas a 2 down victory was achieved by the opposition.

Number four out was the Thursday Medal specialist and Captain Blatchy. Things were not looking great for the out of sorts leader who proceeded to send his ball out of bounds twice in the opening holes to find himself three down. However such is the mental toughness of the boy he came back in fine style to drag himself into a two hole lead, lost 14 and 15 then drew things level, but the steely Skipper made a regulation par down 18 to bag himself only his second ever Hardy A victory....Korevs all round!!

Number Five and making his seasonal debut was Thornfords second best golfer Alan MacCarthy.  Kissing the Blarney Stone prior to his round helped the ageing Irishman to a fine 2&1 victory.

Number six - and with a point to prove after last weeks hiding - was Four Pint Pitcher, sending his opponent into a Paddy with some quality golf last week was a distant memory as he marched his way to a stupendous 5&4 victory.

Number Seven was the in-form Leaky Lloyd who started with a birdie and three pars to send his opponent into a daze. A lead that was never going to diminish another superb victory for the Chirpy Chelsea supporter (not so chirpy after the Cup Final though) 5&3.

Last but not least was the PCSO Maguire who struggled from the off, soon finding himself 4 down. However, after a bit of detective work, he found a way to win a few holes battling back into contention before his opponent rallied to a 3&2 win.  

When the scores were totted up a 4-4 draw was announced by the respective Captains who were both equally pleased with the result. My thanks to the Bridport boys who were great company all day, Andy - who has got the course in superb condition, Lisa, for another fine feast and last but not least my team mates some of whom put club before self to play for the Hardy A side and put on such a great performance.

All Fore One and One Fore All.






Sun 19 March

Hardy A v Ferndown (K/O Cup)


Lost 7:1

Sat 20 May

Hardy A v  Crane Valley

Crane Valley

 Lost 7:1

Sat 27 May

Hardy A v Bridport


Halved 4:4

Sat 8 July

Hardy A v  Bulbury Woods


1:00 pm

Sat 15 July

Hardy A v Bridport


 11:00 am

Sat 23 July

Hardy A v  Came Down

Came Down

12:30 pm

Sat  26 August

Hardy A v   Crane Valley



Hardy A Match Report

Bridport  (Home)

Sat 27 May

Result:  Folke 4 Bridport 4