Winners: 9-9 Draw
Brilliant sunshine welcomed thirty six competitors to this year's Men
versus Ladies Bontor contest.
Last year the ladies pulled off an impressive victory and the Men's
Team were clearly out to wrestle the trophy back. All games were hotly
contested with much ebb and flow evident throughout proceedings.
The Captains halving the first match followed by some outstanding
performances from the next five Ladies meant that the Ladies team were 4
-2 up after six matches.
During the following matches the Men made a strong fight back
culminating in the Mens Team leading by 9 games to 7 with just two games
to come in. Unknown to them, the final two matches had the destination
of the Bontor trophy in their hands.
The Men needing half a point and the Ladies needing victory in both
games to take the spoils. At this stage the signs were looking bright
for the Men and ominous for the Ladies. Miraculously the last two Ladies
pulled off gritty wins resulting in a pulsating 9 - 9 draw.
After a thrilling days golf the Ladies retained the Bontor Trophy for
another year. The pink wrist and head bands worn by the Ladies team
clearly had worked their magic! Well done to the Ladies.
A big thank you to the 18 Ladies and 18 Men who gave their time to
represent their teams. A truly fierce contest played in great spirit and
with terrific camaraderie.