South Staffs Team:
John Mackie, Thomas Hewitt, Richard Hewitt, Chris Crane & Stephen Charlton
The match was played on the afternoon of Sunday 6th October after a very wet Saturday night when we had 12mm of rain fall , the greens had drained very well and other than a few wet fairways the course was in good condition which is a credit to the greenkeepers at Sale Golf Club.
South Staffs got off to a very poor start and after 6 holes we were down in 4 matches and all square in 1 match. it was not looking very good for us!
Our players then found their form around the turn and after 15 holes we had managed to change things around we were up in 2 matches , square in 2 matches and 1 down in the other match.
A strong finish from our lads over the last few holes gave us 3 wins and 2 halves for a fantastic 4-1 victory. Thanks to the guys at Sale for some fiercely contested matches which were all played in the spirit of the game.
South Staffs Director of Golf - Peter Baker
" It was a fantastic feeling both personally and for the team to qualify for the Annodata Grand Finals in Spain.
We are all excited and looking forward to going out to Spain to represent our club South Staffs in a national final of a team event.
It is a great achievement for the club to get through all the qualifying rounds of this fantastic National Club Competition, the Annodata UK Golf Club Classic, and get to the Grand Final.
Lets all hope for some good golf and weather at the finals and a great tournament "