The final game of the league season for the Herts first team on 29 July was also the final game as manager for Louis Matamala after three years at the helm.
Louis took the reigns of Hertfordshire's first team squad at the beginning of the 2016 season and has since galvanised a fantastic spirit within the squad and re-invigorated the passion for county golf from the premier players in the region. This has led to some consistent league campaigns, showing improvements in results year on year, culminating in a second placed finish in the league most recently. However the undoubted highlight of his tenure has to be the six-man team event at Sheringham in 2017, where the team narrowly missed out on victory by just a couple of shots, but performed far greater than the sum of the parts and bested many other counties who fielded teams of full time amateur golfers. This event will also be remembered by the team for the record amount of fruit cake consumed by Louis in the Sheringham clubhouse!
Louis has given up much of his own personal time to manage the squad at the same time as having his first child and moving house. His effort and commitment have been hugely appreciated by the team and he will be greatly missed in the coming seasons. His are tough shoes to fill as when it came to managing a team, he really knew his onions.
All from Hertfordshire golf wish Louis the best and thank him for his commitment and effort.