Team visit’s a long story

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

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”

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