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Gary Page

Stories of fantastic fight back to win an important match?

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Gary Page    1

I had our clubs 5th summer league tie & it was a must win game.  If we now win our last game then will be champions, as well as a draw if we fail to win.

I was 5 down after 6 to a player who was -3 & I was +2.  At that point it's safe to say you don't expect to win but you will try none the less.  I hate giving up & as soon as I get one hole back I know he might get nervous, which he did.  So I then went on to win the 7th, 8th & 9th to finish 2 down through the turn.  I then won the 12th to a par (which is a very long hole), 13th to a birdie, 14th to a birdie & then 17th to a birdie to win my game 2 & 1.  It's safe to say I need to start better in match play.

It is such a great feeling & I wanted to share that on here.

Has anyone had the same results?

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boogielicious    1,159

Nice!  I have not had a comeback like that.  But in my first year playing in a league, I had my best round during the final to hold off several challengers to win the league.  We had to play in the final group together.  They thought I would get nervous because it was really my first year playing golf.  But I played well and won.

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Gary Page    1

I think I would have felt the same but to come out on top against the odds is more thrilling than anything I've ever won.

I think it helps us enjoy the game more , knowing that when you're almost down & out, out of moves that you can still comeback & restore your pride.  The same goes for playing in your first important match, it surely would only leave us with positive memories.

It's probably worth saying that I was 5 up through 8 in our final summer league game last year & only needed a half point to secure our 3.5, 2.5 win & I was taking down the 18th hole.  The guy birdied 9,10,12,13,15,16,17.  I needed a birdie on 17 to keep it all square.

I didn't crumble, god I didn't even make a bogey on the back 9, but using that in my head I knew I had to dig deep!

Chances of it happening again.....well I'd rather not be in the position of 5 down through 6 EVER again haha!

Hope you enjoy your golf & go on to do well for your golf club, I'm 27 now but remember my first winter league games as a Junior, I got beat a lot of the time but still enjoyed it, but it's not ideal.  Great that you can win your first competitive team match.  Something not many can say they have done!


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