Kenilworth: Course open. Trolleys allowed. 2 seat ride on buggies not permitted.
On a beautifully sunny day the gentlemen of Kenilworth visited their twin course in Minchinhampton. Having been created back in 1889 the 2 clubs celebrated their joint centenary in 1989 which initiated a yearly golf day together alternating between the two clubs. This year it was the turn of Kenilworth to play at the delightfully picturesque club set on top of the Cotswold hills of Gloucestershire.
After a challengingly early start in the KGC car park at 7 am - somewhat alleviated by a medicinal dose of whisky mac - the team set off in bright sunshine for their journey down the Fosse Way. The sunshine was to last all day - through the bacon bap and brandy breakfast, the 9 holes of greensomes in the morning, the sandwich and chips plus libations lunch, the seriously fought "friendly" 4BBB match in the afternoon and the evening drinks and dinner.
At the conclusion to the dinner speeches were made in the traditional way - and also following tradition - club ties and commemorative glassware were exchanged by the two captains. The results of the morning greensome matches was a draw with 4 1/2 point to each club. For the afternoon matches home advantage gave Minchinhampton the edge resulting in a 5 4 win to the home team.
|David Price, Captain of Minchinhampton, presented Chris Peake with his commemorative glassware and Minchinhampton tie.|
|Chris Peake presented David Price with his commemorative glassware and Kenilworth tie.|