Thursday, October 22, 2009
Move over Seve.....
When one thinks of inspirational captains in sport names like Martin Johnson, Bryan Robson & Seve Ballesteros spring to mind.
Well now you need to add Chris Stead to that list.
We got off to a terrible start on day one of the "3 Peaks Challenge - 2009" and were soon 3 down. Our opponents were cruising and my game had been left in the locker room at Pessac golf club.
Then it happened. Chris decided that he simply wasn't going to sit back and accept this. What followed was one of the best single rounds in 3 peaks history. He was splitting the fairways, finding the greens and chipping & putting like Ben Crenshaw in his prime.
Single handedly he hauled them back to all square and the pressure began to tell. If I were to say that he finally closed them out on the 18th with a curling 25 foot putt you'd probably think I'm making it up...but I'm not.
Victory was ours - one up.
We go into the match tomorrow at Moliets golf club with confidence and a point securely lodged in the hotel safe.
I need to up my game as Tim & Steve are sure to fight back....but with Seve at the helm they'll need to go some to level the match.
Watch this space.