Azerbaijan Team Triumph! – The annual Azerbaijan V Georgia Friendship trophy was played this last weekend with teams from Dreamland GC Baku V Tbilisi Hills GC competing for the “Quaich” trophy. Thanks to the “GYM Bar” and Caley Energy for their hosting and sponsorship to the weekend with prizes. A fast start for Dreamland on Saturday morning Les Tulleth and Parviz Muradov recording a 7&6 win. Wade Droney and Nick McDonald had a convincing win (5&4) over Derek Grimley and Neil Youngs in match 2. Ilgar and Khalil gave players Moon and Choi a master class winning (3&1) with narrow wins for Billy and Callum (1up) and a tie for Dean and Leo against the Tbilisi Professional Paul Pohi and Jean – Patrick. The final match of Alistair Macduff and Elman was won (5&4) giving Dreamland a “Dream Start” 5.5pts to 0.5pt. The Saturday Afternoon (Foursomes)
format relies on you knowing your partners strengths, as you try and navigate the ball around the course. An early fight back by Tbilisi from our “gifted players” Dave Kavanagh and Bruce Bisset with a 3&2 victory over Les and Alistair Macduff was shortly cancelled out as Ilgar and Parviz won their match (2&1). Close matches followed with Wade and Callum drawing against Andro and Neil before Tbilisi secured a win for Jean Patrick and Qartlos against Leo and Khalil. The final games went to the home side as Nick and Elman and Dean and Billy all won their games (3&2).
Day 1 Side contests Sponsored by Caley Energy – Nearest the Pin on hole 5 Alistair Macduff, Nearest the Pin hole 10 Elman Rzayev, Nearest the Pin hole 17 Dean McEwan, Longest Drive hole 12 Leo Troup. After Day One The Match Result was Dreamland GC 9pts Tbilisi Hills 3pts.
Sunday (Singles) With 12pts to play for on the final day nothing can be taken for granted. Well done to our Singles winners Parviz (8&7), Dean (7&6), Ilgar (4&3), Elman (4&3), Nick(3&2), Les (2up), Callum (1up), Billy, Wade and Khalil with a wrist injury gaining a ½ pt in his match. Day 2 Side contests Sponsored by Caley Energy – Nearest the Pin hole 5 Paul Pohi, Nearest the Pin hole 10 Jean Patrick Voisin, Nearest the Pin hole 17 Andro Shilakadze, Longest Drive hole 1 Qartlos Diasamidze. The final day dominance gave Dreamland Golf Club the 2019 Championship with 17.5pts V Tbilisi Golf Club 6.5pts We look forward to competing in Georgia next season!