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  • Royal Jersey v Les Mielles report

    Well done to our team who went to the Royal Jersey home patch and won the game 4.5 to 3.5

    Although im sure both teams will be different it will spread some confidence for when we play the Royal in the next round of the 7s at Les Mielles.

    Click below for individual results from the match 

     Royal Jersey v Les Mielles result

  • Full Report for Hampshire 7s match versus Les Orme

    Match Report :

    Hampshire 7’s – Les Mielles G.C. v Les Ormes G.C.

    Sunday 3rd May 2015 saw Les Mielles renew rivalry with their old adversaries from up on the hill. Under weather conditions that varied from cold, misty and wet to warm blazing sunshine our gallant seven eventually prevailed by 5 matches to 2.This despite conceding shots in every pairing.
    For most of the afternoon the fixture could have gone either way and with the exception of one match there was never more than a couple of holes in it.

    Leading off for Les Mielles in Match 1 was 4 handicapper Matt Hague who encountered a tough opponent in Des Nevitt. Despite giving 6 shots to the Les Ormes 10 handicapper Matt always held sway and with some precision iron play kept the big hitting Nevitt playing catch up. With a two hole lead teeing off at seventeen Matt put his 2nd to 10 feet. Nevitt, who went for the green from the tee, nearly putting his drive in the road,had to pitch back from the 10th tee box but failed to get close leaving a must get 20 foot putt. His attempt failed to drop and Matt was left with 2 putts for the match and seconds later the inevitable handshake took place Matt winning 2 & 1 and giving Les Mielles the first point.
    In Match 2 the evergreen Kenny Mitchell (7) played Les Ormes’ Glen Arnett (10).The current Les MiellesClub Champion showed his class in what turned out to be a one sided contest, eventually closing the match out at the 14th for an emphatic 6 & 4 victory and giving Les Mielles their second point.

    Meanwhile in Match 3 Les Mielles’ 7’s stalwart and team skipper Shane Fitzsimons (4) was finding the going tough in giving 7 shots to Les Ormes’ Andy Dawson (11). Every time Shane seemed to get the upper hand his opponent came back with some fine play to regain the initiative. One down at the 17th Shane had a 10 footer for birdie to go all square but left the Putt agonizingly short. Teeing off first at the 18th Dawson put his shot over the flag just off the green but 10 feet from the pin. Shane, knowing he would need a birdie to go to extra holes and sudden death hit his tee shot short and when his snaking 30 foot putt slid past, the gallant Dawson had 2 shots from off the fringe for victory. He made no mistake taking the tie 1 up and giving Les Ormes their first point.

    In Match 4 Les Mielles’ Tony Burt (6) took on Les Ormes’ lowest handicapper Paul Jones (8). The concession of those 2 shots proving to be the deciding factor in this tie. Despite failing to find hardly any fairways and much to his stand in caddy Damion Harrison’s amusement Burty kept himself in the game with some great up and downs. This was the second time that Tony’s original caddy was a no show and thanks to Damo for stepping in. Burty has been in a few scraps over the years and showed all of his determination to keep the game alive and give himself a chance. The 11th seemed to sum up the whole match when, off the tee, his opponent was in poor position and could only hack his ball 50 yards nearer the hole with his 2nd shot. Burty then floated a wedge uphill to finish 4 feet from the pin with his 2nd shot. Jones then repeated the effort with his 3rd and receiving a shot on the hole knocked his putt in for a net 3, leaving Burty to make his 3 for a half. Jones made some outrageous up and downs and long putts to stand 1 up at the last and when Burty could only get a half there the match was lost 1 down. Les Ormes had their second point and the overall match was tied at 2 all.

    Match 5 saw the redoubtable Trevor Simon (8) take on Les Ormes’ Peter Clarke (10). Trevor, having played indifferently in Saturday’s Medal Comp got 0.1 back there to take him to 7.5 and this proved to be a blessing in disguise as he only had to concede 2 shots instead of 3. The match ebbed to and fro with both players taking the advantage at different stages. It finally came down to the 18th with the match all square and when Clarke missed a putt for a 3 Trevor held his nerve and rolled in a tricky 5 footer to take the Match 1 up.

    This gave Les Mielles a 3 to 2 lead and needing just on more win from the remaining two matches all eyes turned to Match 6. In this one qualifier, 7’s debutant and Les Mielles highest handicapper Craig Hartley (9) played Les Ormes’ highest handicapper Trevor Le Masurier (13). This match turned out to be a comedy of errors with hardly either player managing pars till Craig his a run of pars on the back 9. But as my old dad used to say “you can always have a good race between two slow horses” and so it proved in this match. It came down to the 17th with Craig holding a 2 hole lead. With his opponent safely on the green Craig found himself on the path through the back. Following some inspired caddying from Dave Belo, Craig decided to putt the ball from the path rather than take relief and although his effort failed to make the green he rammed his next shot into the hole to take the Match 2 & 1 and guarantee Les Mielles the overall victory.
    In true Ryder cup fashion the rookie holed the winning putt despite struggling in his match.

    This left one match out on the course and another Les Mielles debutant Steve Pearson (8) playing Les Ormes’ Dave Freeman (11). When Smoggy hit a low hook at the 15th with his tee shot it seemed certain he would be out of bounds and lose the hole. Match referee Chris Frost was asked for a ruling and when he reinstated an out of bounds post that had been lying on its side the errant ball was just the right side of it and in play. Never one to count his blessings and play safe Smoggy decided to go for the green from this impossible position and producing a shot Ballesteros would have been proud of knocked it to 15 feet before sinking the putt. This broke the heart of his gallant opponent who never recovered and two holes later the match was over with 3 & 1 win for Pearson.

    This gave Les Mielles the victory 5 to 2 and a place in the Jersey final where they will meet the winners of the match between RJGC and La Moye. The toss of a coin will determine whether we get home advantage in the final.

    Thanks to Neil Kelly and his Les Ormes team for playing the match in tremendous spirit and rebuilding a few bridges between the two clubs.
    Special thanks to the 7 players, the caddies and all of the members who came out to support the team.

  • Les Mielles beat Les Ormes in 7s

    Les Mielles took on Les Ormes in the Hampshire 7s and in a close match Les Mielles came out winners 5 - 2.

    A lot of the matches were very close and at one stage it looked like the tie was swinging towards the visitors but our boys digged in and came out victors.

    Matt Hague, Kenny Mitchell, Trevor Simon, Craig Hartley and Steve Pearson won their matches.

    Full report to follow

  • Swan Trophy

    Annual Match v La Moye once again goes with home advantage!

    Our annual inter-club match against La Moye was played at La Moye on Sunday 22nd February. A cold and windy morning saw some fine golf played by both sides with some encouraging early form being shown by some of our potential Hampshire 7's squad. Despite the rain arriving late in the round to put a real sting in the tail, a great day was had by all and the hospitality shown by La Moye was as excellent as ever. Many of their team were ex Les Mielles members - indeed, had they still been playing for us, we would have won 9-3! Sadly, however, they managed to get the better of us in one too many matches to win the day 7-5 and take back the Swan Trophy.

    The Swan Trophy has now been won by us 5 time and after this win, La Moye have won it 6 times, so we need to wrestle it back from them with a victory on our course next year, just to keep things balanced. However, it's important to remember that this is a friendly match which sees many old friends taking each other on over two very different golf courses. It is always played in great spirit and followed by a good social lunch where the quality of the banter is only matched by the food and drink.

    Despite the pain of losing the trophy, Sunday's match proved once again that the relationship between our clubs is strong and healthy and that those who sign up for the team are rewarded with a great day's sport, so thank you to all who took part and long may it continue!

    Captain

 
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