On May 7th & 8th the Club hosted the annual visit of the Senior Golfers Society, a foursomes fixture which has been played without a break since 1946.
Six years ago a second match against the Club’s Seniors was introduced, and this year it was played in balmy sunshine with magnificent views for the enjoyment of our guests. However they found the course somewhat challenging with the result finishing 6 - 2 in favour of our Seniors. In the evening a very good meal in the dining-room was much appreciated, as were the witty, mercifully short speeches and the entertainment provided by the inimitable Roy ‘Ukulele’ Hunt who led the gathering in a medley of wartime favourites in celebration of VE day.
On Friday in less clement conditions the SGS played the Club’s team, selected and led by the Club Captain, who extended the Club’s hospitality by agreeing to 3/8ths of the combined handicap difference as opposed to half. The thinking behind this change was that the SGS rarely wins the overall match, partly because they are usually giving the shots, and the 3/8ths would effectively compensate for home advantage. In the event the Club won 4 ½ - 3 ½, a close match which effectively proved the point.
Overall it was an entertaining and enjoyable two days, and we look forward to welcoming The Senior Golfers Society for the 70th match next year.