Well, I just had a great fun match with Doc, which I hope Dennis would have enjoyed watching.
I know he and anyone else would have enjoyed watching holes 2 and 3 in particular, because that's where Doc turned the magic up full. On #2 he was towards the back of the green and drained an improbable 40 foot putt for the bird, and then having set the bar high for himself the only thing left to do was ace the next hole, which he duly did. It was lovely to witness, even if it did put a stake through my vampire heart. That was me 2 Down after just 3 holes and staring at the prospect of getting mangled.
Luckily for me Doc got into a spot of bother on the par 5 4th but then he nailed his approach on the 5th so he was still 2 Up, and with me spraying my approach shots around like a berserk lawn sprinkler it wasn't looking like my finest hour.
Doc ran quite a few putts and pitches right up to the border, but he wasn't getting quite the luck needed for them to drop, and that let me back in to be AS at the turn. And from there my play steadied a bit while Doc unfortunately missed a few fairways to take the pressure off me. I was 2 Up by the time we played the dreaded 15th, and Doc put his approach high and long to be in the rough at the back of the green. If it had been me I would have lost the plot round about then, but he played an amazing shot which left him on the green with a decent chance of saving par. Sadly the putt just flirted but didn't drop, so that was dormie.
We only played one more hole so the final score was 4 & 2 to me, but I have to say that it was a great pleasure playing with Doc, he's a gent. It was a good fun match played in the right spirit and I'm happy to have been a part of it.
Thanks Doc, and congrats again on that spectacular ace!