The match was held at the magnificent Surrey Heathland course at Worplesdon Golf Club and as the dry hot weather continued, the course was baked-hard and fast with great value for any shot hit along the fairway. The match was played with twelve a side and comprised two rounds of foursomes with lunch in between.
The morning matches resulted a healthy lead for AOGS, we returned to the clubhouse up 4-2. An excellent lunch was enjoyed in the convivial company of our XL Club opponents who were very generous with the wine and (for some of us) the kummel.
The afternoon was ultimately just as successful as the morning round with AOGS again returning a 4-2 score line to give AOGS an overall win of 8-4.
On a personal note, this was the first time I had played either the fixture or the course and found both to be fabulous – I would highly commend this fixture to anyone that hasn’t played in it before; next year’s date is set for Friday 21 June.