Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Europe beat USA in CYDER CUP

It belongs to Europe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The prestigious Cyder Cup by the first Tee at Celebration Golf Course for the first ever annual event between Usa Residents and European Nationals in Celebration.

It was due to happen, I was due one memorable round this trip and cor blimey what a Time to have it. Having been asked to play in this event I was paired with local Helicopter Pilot Matt Gallagher against strong US Pairing of mein host from the Celebration Tavern, Billy Bona fresh from his outing at the Disney Classic with Justin Leonard and His partner Craig. In truth of the 76 shots I hit there was only one bad one, the very first tee shot, I did suffer from first up nerves big time. A couple of long 3 putts but apart from that this was the best I played for years. Losing the first we went one up after 4 but faced being 3 down at the turn until Matt nearly hold an unbelievable bunker shot which left us two down at he turn. The Back nine saw some spectacular golf, a lot of it from me. On 16 facing the loss of the hole I played a miraculous short chip and 6 foot putt to keep us level, but this was eclipsed on 17 by Craig and Bill, with both, Matt and I hitting the Green, Bill entered the water and Craig pulled his miles left but then produced the shot of the day which Bill then followed with a 30 foot putt. We should have been one up but were dormie one. ON 18 I played an impressive 80 yard gap wedge to 6 feet which gave us two putts for the hole and a half which effectively clinched he trophy. What a feeling! A wonderful evening of celebration in Celebration followed. Not many red shirts in site around the bars just our blue ones worn with immense pride.

The magnificent 12th at Celebration were we drew back level
This concludes my golf this trip, The Amateur Finals, Lakeland Classic and Cyder Cup, not bad on The Social Golfers resume, plus I played several courses here in Florida for the first time.
Back home for Christmas, then Around the World in 80 days, can you Adam and Eve it, it has come round that quick. But not to forget my return to WREST POINT for the MASTERS, which Social Golfer will turn up, the disappointment at Hilton Head and Diamondback or the Successor at Celebration. You will of course be kept informed thruout the trip.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. iwh

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