Shootout Between A Former Winner
And Assistant Green Keeper
Mark Haberkorn V Ben Hewison
With only a shot separating these two A Graders, it promised to be a tight match.
Like most expectations sometimes they don’t quite live up to the hype.
On the 1st Hole both players were looking at birdie putts, but an early bad sign for Mark saw Ben the holing his putt.
On the 2nd hole Mark hit back winning the hole with a par and this back and forth action is what we expected.
The 3rd hole once again saw some worrying signs for Mark. His short game, a poor chip and another three putts saw Ben back at one up.
The next hole was halved. Ben went to two up with a birdie on the next hole the 5th.
Ben took advantage on the 6th hole when Mark had another issue with the putter going to three up.
Mark followed up with another short game problem, allowing Ben to go to four up.
The next hole the 8th, the only hole on which Mark received a shot, he took the advantage to win the hole and was back to three up.
That’s the way they turned but it didn’t last long, with Ben knocking in another birdie on the 10th, going back to four up.
It stayed that way until the 12th hole, a hole they both would rather forget, but Mark won though, to pull one back to be three down.
Ben hit back straight away with a 3 metre birdie on the 13th
With holes fast running out, and four holes down they came to the 15th a do or die for Mark. The pressure proved to much and he pushed his shot out of bounds, and the game was over 5 and 3.
Ben played steady golf all day producing only one poor hole and three birdies, while Mark was struggling all day with his putter.
Congratulations to all participants
Congratulations to the winner Ben Hewison.