Team visit’s a long story
CHESHAM & LEY HILL GC CHESHAM & Ley Hill Golf Club’s first team lent some moral support this week while taking on the longest opening hole in Europe.
The team travelled up the M40 to play Dartmouth, which is struggling to remain open, in the friendliest nine hole golf club competition.
Vandals have sabotaged the irrigation system at the West Bromwich course where the opening hole is a gigantic 675 yards and the club’s survival is dependent on regular rainfall throughout the winter.
But while the hosts warmly welcolmed the support of the visitors, they showed no mercy as they won at a canter to square the series for this year.
Chesham & Ley Hill captain Paul Millward praised Dartmouth for their fortitude and never-say-die attitude as they work tirelessly to keep their club from being shut.
He added: “We really enjoy playing these guys and this special course. They are a great bunch of lads and don’t deserve to have the threat of closure hanging over their heads. We wish them luck”