On a very warm, humid and positively steamy day, our Seniors team met next door neighbours Hampshire to play The Downs course Golf at Goodwood. Our visitors were delighted to get the opportunity to play The Downs, with its spectacular views of the estate, the South Downs and out to sea. The first highlight of the day was very little traffic due to the school holidays, so a leisurely coffee took precedence before the match rather than too much practice – strength needed to be preserved!
Playing 4 Ball BetterBall, the team was:
- Alison Vans Agnew (Dyke) & Rosie Hockey (RAF) – Won
- Barbara Parker (Golf at Goodwood) & Rosie Chisholm-Hill (Copthorne) – Lost
- Tessa Stockwell (Cowdray) & Kay Grindell (Dyke) – Won
- Lesley Talbot (East Brighton) & Jean Parsons (Nevill) – Lost
The matches were played in excellent spirit, but as temperatures soared well above 30 degrees, nobody was too keen to play all 18 holes when there was a short-cut back to the clubhouse! Like last year when the match was played at Waterlooville, the final score was an honourable draw.
With a lovely lunch served outside, little did we realise our glorious heatwave would soon be coming to an end……much needed rain for all our golf courses.