A TEE TIME of 8.30am saw 3 'bleary-eyed' old students battle against the early morning dew.
Fortunately, the greens had been whipped but the fairways offered no run on the ball at all, making the course appear longer.
The early start paid dividends in the end, as the early weather was extremely kind compared with the afternoon storm, which I am sure washed away a number of potential challengers.
It was a great morning, shared with 2 old, grey student friends, Pete Dyson and Cliff Mockitt with plenty of friendly banter making a very relaxing round. With 4 frustrating three putts, the highlight of my round was my birdie on 14, with a solid drive, 8 iron over the pin and a single putt, which gave me 4 valuable points and help kick start a good solid finish.
My thanks must go to the organisers of the event and all the old students who return every year to do battle for this wonderful trophy. A special mention for Pete Dyson, for his inspirational battling qualities, especially when his ball visits every part of the course and many times even out of the course! Again his scorecard ended up as confetti on the 18th! Great day had by all.