Golf: Triangular Match vs Old Kingston Grammar & Raynes Park
The first event of 2016 was the Triangular match against Kingston Grammar School OB’s and Raynes Park Former Pupils played at Wimbledon Park Golf Club on 19th April. The weather was perfect for golf, the course had suffered during the winter rain but sterling work by the ground staff had it in very decent shape.
We had only seven players against the fifteen KGS players so with the best six scores counting for the Raynes Park Cup we were always going to be hard pressed to win. The reality was that we did not have sufficient skill in depth on the day and were beaten into second place. The individual scores were very close with the best stableford score being 32 points by Roy Haslehurst of KGS and both Lance Condon and myself managed a very respectable 31 points closely followed by Neil Lovett with 29.
The result meant that KGS have the cup for a year and Roy H. took home the Martin Fielding cup for the best score. It was good to take a few moments to explain that Martin Fielding had been a stalwart of the OKC Golf society for many years and he sadly died just over two years ago. When the cup was first presented in 2014, his widow Jill came to the club and presented the cup to the first winner, which was quite a moving occasion.
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