16th March 2023 Match vs Little Sai Wan Golf Society – Macau GCC
With all Covid restrictions now lifted, we were delighted to be able to restart this annual fixture against the HKFC. We lost this fixture the first few times it was held but have a strong recent track record.
Most players were lured into a false sense of security by the very slow putting green, but off course the greenkeepers had decided to aggressively mow the actual greens so most players shot well past the hole on their first few attempts.
Other than that all the matches proceeded smoothly, with some good, bad and ugly golf being displayed. Mention must be given to the HKFC’s Simon Hague, who finished his round with a flourish by eagling the 550 yard closing hole to the delight of the onlookers who were already rehydrating with tins of Macau Beer. As he lost 3&2, clearly that did not affect his match result. A similar story for “traitor” Dallas Reid who finally took a hole off “Oosty” on the 17th with a quality birdie, but again just after losing the match on the previous hole.
It soon became obvious to the players gathering behind the 18th that the trophy was going to remain once again with LSW!
After the match we had a pleasant session on the verandah overlooking the South China sea where the trophy was handed over to Captain Cuvelier. The players then proceeded to buy the entire stock of Blue Girl at the ferry terminal, and a high proportion of all the Carlsbergs on the Cotai ferry.
Match results were:-
LSW HKFC Result
JP Cuvelier (Capt) Andy Ho (Capt) HKFC 5&4
Wynand Oosthuyzen Dallas Reid LSW 3&2
George Sobek Simon Hague LSW 3&2
Simon Acton Ian Petersen LSW 5&3
Will Glover Olie Ted Beijings LSW 3&1
Nick Gikas Matt Keefe A/S
Lorenz Zimmeermann Terry Wright HKFC 2 Up
Stuart McKenzie Marco Jorge A/S
Michael Jackson (yes really) Jonny Brock LSW 3&2
Alistair Murray Shane Burgess LSW 6&5
Little Sai Wan won 7 matches to 3.
EVENT NAME: Match vs Hong Kong Football Club Golf Society
FORMAT: Match Play
COURSE TEE BOX: Macau GCC
TEE OFF TIME: 10am