OLD DOVORIAN GOLFING SOCIETY AT WEST SURREY GOLF CLUB FOR A TRIANGULAR ON
MONDAY 12 OCTOBER 2020
Six ODs and a couple of guests set off along the M25/A3 to the delightful West Surrey Golf Club which is located in lovely countryside a few miles south of Guildford for our second Triangular event of the year.
This event is now in its 4th year and we compete for the Foresail Trophy. There are teams of former pupils from three schools which are/were all located on the coast and include sailing as one of their activities. The other two schools are Eastbourne College and AllHallows (which closed in 1998). We play in 8 groups of 3 (one player per school) for stableford points. As a team game, we count the stableford scores of the best 7 players in each team but we also award a decent bottle of wine to the individual with the highest number of points (on this occasion, 42 points for a player from AllHallows). Their former pupils are called Old Honitonians because the school was originally founded in Honiton, Devon several hundred years ago. Confused? Probably!
We had fine weather though the course was getting a bit soft in view of the recent rain but in great condition. Excellent greens and plenty of bunkers (they’ve added a few in the last couple of years). And, an excellent half way hut that serves excellent egg and bacon rolls that helps to revive people who left home at the crack of dawn.
The ODs were runners up on this occasion (we have won the trophy in two previous years). AllHallows won it his year for the first time and Eastbourne won it in 2018. So, everyone has had a taste of success but as usual, ODs get more than their fair share which is as it should be! The presentations were made over a fine supper of hors d’oeuvres and a glass of something.
Our final event of the year is on Friday 6 November at the wonderful course in Knole Park, Sevenoaks. If any ODs fancy a round of golf and they have some experience, then please email the Captain [email protected] and hopefully we’ll meet you on the 6th. No need to be a member of the ODGS.