Golf: Triangular Match Victory

Gentlemen – the first match of 2015 was the annual Triangular Match against our old adversaries the Kingston Grammar School Golf Society and the Raynes Park Former Pupils. This year we were the organisers and played at Leatherhead GC on 21st April.

One of the most important aspects of any golf fixture is the weather, over which, of course, we have absolutely no control whatsoever. The golfing gods were on our side and the day was blessed with stunning clear blue sky and precisely the right temperature to enjoy 18 holes – not too chilly and not too hot – in fact just right with a light breeze.

Our team had 7 players, the RPFP team also had 7 players and the KGS GS team had 11. The scoring was based on the best 6 stableford scores from each team counting so we all had to play well or risk letting the side down. Without wishing to be overly big-headed, our team simply out-played the opposition. The combined score by out chaps was 178 points (average just below a very respectable 30 points) with the other teams scoring 160 and 154 – I shall save their blushes by not saying which team got which score.

Our best players were Richard Burgess with 34 points, David Cross 32 points (off his very recently reduced 17 handicap) and James Mitchell 30 points. Jon Wedge, Neil Lovett, Neil Price and yours truly were all very close behind in the high 20’s. The result was that we retained the Raynes Park Cup and Richard Burgess had the best score on the day and received the Martin Fielding Cup (see photo). Would that life was always this good!

Next year’s event will be organised by the KGS GS and played at Wimbledon Park GC in April 2016. There is still time to put your name down to play at Royal Wimbledon on 6th May but please be quick.

Graham Cox