Excess baggage

You have to wonder if the EGU Chief Executive, John Petrie, had been so keen on winning that European Team Championship Trophy had he known what came with it. Tomorrow, Sunday, on his flight back home to England John will be checking in a box weighing about 25 kg with a huge trophy inside it. It will look good in Woodhall Spa if it eventually gets there!

The England players displayed a superb performance this afternoon. After being down 2-0 following the foursomes in the morning it was still an amazingly upbeat team that met for lunch. I think every player still felt he could win his singles match. After all, that was all that was needed to claim the gold medal! One by one the English lads finished off their Swedish opponents – Canter won big, Pepperell almost as big, Fleetwood shaked hands on 17 and now it was only Lewis and Paisley on the course. Lewis was 1 up leaving the 17th green and as Paisley was in a bit of trouble on the 16th it looked like he too was going to go back to 1 up. A water visit on the 17th later, by Paisley, things were really starting to look dangerous. Tom Lewis then showed what he is really made off and when he holed his 8 feet curve ball down the hill on 18 England had once again captured the trophy.

England Captain Colin Edwards said afterwards that this goes beyond anything that he has ever experienced as a player or a Captain. I have a feeling that goes for all the players as well and after two previous finals in a row where England came up short it was nice for England Coach David Ridley to get a taste of that sweet victory.

Full results available here.

1 Response to “Excess baggage”

  1. 1 Andy Larmour July 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    A fantastic result well done to all the team and coaches.
    This is the reward for many months of hard work.
    A well deserved victory for an extremely professional, technically sound, physically balanced and mentally tough team of players.
    Andy Larmour
    England Golf Physio

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