AOGS v Rye GC at Rye GC 12th & 13th October 2018
The Rye fixture is always one of the most eagerly anticipated on the calendar and as with many of our fixtures, friendships and rivalry are renewed annually – this year we had Don McCutchan, Jamie Glover-Wilson, Jo Gunnell and even our President, Mark Lacey for 2 rounds, were playing for the Club.
The warm weather was still in evidence as we arrived on the Friday but, it was accompanied by winds gusting up to 40 mph making the Ryle links a stiffer challenge than usual. The members handled the conditions better than the Army Officers with the overnight score standing at 7½ to 4½ in favour of the Club.
Many of us met in the Ypres Castle in the Rye Citadel for a super evening. Suitably refreshed and rested, we returned to the course on Saturday morning full of vigour and resolve! The wind had abated slightly but was still strong. The matches were all hard fought and finished 4 to 1 in favour of the Army Officers giving an overall match score of 8½ to 8½ – a richly deserved and equitable half.