REPORT ON THE ETCHINGHILL EVENT
SATURDAY 29 MAY 2021
ODGS VERSUS THE COLLEGE
For the first time in a couple of decades and at relatively short notice, this event was put together by Jack Payne, Director of Sport at the College and Nigel Tubman, Captain of the ODGS. Two teams of 10 met at Etchinghill Golf Club near Folkestone on Saturday 29 May. The team from ODGS involved those who attended Dover College in between the 1950s and 1980s. The team from the College included three current pupils, parents/grandparents and teachers.
After a proper cooked breakfast at 1pm in glorious sunshine on the golf club terrace, the first group tee’d off at 2pm followed by the remaining 4 groups. Most of the participants had not played the course before but everyone found it to be in great condition with plenty of interesting holes strung across the North Downs with great views of the English Channel
Representing the ODGS were: Jarle Tatt and Richard Owen (both 12 handicappers), Toby and Nigel Caufield (both 22), Nigel Tubman (17) and Rodney Kilbee (29), ODGS President Michael Walter (28) and Michael Tubman (22) and finally Philip Barry (22 and a former Bursar at the College) and Mark Rumble (12).
The ODGS managed rather gracefully to allow the College to win 3 out of the 5 matches. One of the College players picked up the prize for the Nearest the Pin on the 15 hole.
Another College player won the Longest Drive on the 18th and a 13 year old player from the College came second with a magnificent drive down the middle of the fairway and was unlucky not to win.
A few prizes of wine and balls were distributed to the best performers The company was first class and we all enjoyed a glass of beer or something or other and departed in good spirits.
It was agreed that this event should be held on an annual basis, probably on the summer half term weekend enabling as many people as possible to be available to play.
Captain of the Old Dovorian Golfing Society