The Matchplay Knock out I believe was a success! The final being hosted at Goring & Streatley with the weather as ordered a warm sunny afternoon, a big thank you to Goring and also to West Berkshire GC for hosting the semi final.
The final was a strongly contested match between by Reading & Calcot 2 teams a hard fought match that seemed to go Readings way for most of the afternoon; they soon picked up first two points together with two matches still on the course leading after 16 holes. However after losing the 17th the 3rd match was all square going down the 18th and with the fourth match losing both the 16th and 17th they were also all square with one to play.
Two points was won by Reading and two points available to be won with both matches going down the 18th. As a spectator enjoying the drama I was hoping for a sudden death playoff, alas it was not to be as Calcot was in trouble off the drive and Reading achieved a solid par secured the victory by a final winning score of 3.5 to .5 points.
Well done to Reading winning the first League DOUBLE! If anyone's interested I have provided a link to selected photos of both the Matchplay final and League final match showing most players. To view and download Go to Dropbox link! These photos are of high resolution and suitable for enlarging and cropping.