Jonny Newton writes : The OF’s welcomed Dougal Lyon and 14 pupils from Framlingham College for the annual match at Aldeburgh Golf Club. Dougal brought an impressive squad, including two new girls, Lottie Riley and Leonie Heidger. Accompanied by the ever-present Tom Huggins, who has been on formidable form of late, and the new Director of Sport, Nick Gandy.
Both squads mingled and swapped stories of the old days and the new days. Dougal said he could have brought 19 pupils for the match, which shows how far the golf team at Framlingham has come. An excellent Aldeburgh lunch, kindly paid for by the College, was followed by a foursomes match. The old boys came out on top, but there was impressive performances from Harry Dorber, Archie Winter, Harvey Finbow and Ben Swinburn. Jonny Newton, the new first team captain, saw at close range how all of these could be challenging for a Halford Hewitt spot when they leave school. Although OFGS won 5 ½ – 1 ½ the main objective of the occasion is to foster relations with young golfers at the College and to encourage them to join the Society when they leave.
Our thanks go to Dougal and Nick for committing to golf at the College and the OF team all commented on enjoying the company of the pupils, who were in great form. There was another match playing that day, The Army v The Navy, and it was reported back how great it was to see the school at the club and the relationship with the old boys. Long may it continue.
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