Blessed with fabulous weather, the annual duel took place between the OF’s and the college, with 12 golfers from each side competing in 6 well fought matches of foursomes.
The fixture had been moved slightly forward by a few days due to clashes with the Brandeston Hall 75th Anniversary Celebrations and the OF’s qualifying for the finals of the Grafton Morrish Trophy at Hunstanton.
Aldeburgh Golf club, as always hosted us fantastically with a delicious lunch following on with an immaculate course, fast greens and difficult rough.
It was great to see the new faces of Annie Taylor, George Gough, Dom Wade and Henry Moore, a recent leaver, making their first appearance for the OF’s Golfing Society.
Every match was played in the true spirit of Framlingham Sport and some fabulous “banter” was had between the groups. It was decided the match should be played under “Tolly Cobbold” rules, so each match plays the full 18 holes and then the total number of holes each team is either up or down are added together to give an overall winner.
- Zach Gandy & Ned Hayward won against Neil Jackson & Annie Taylor
- Charlie Langdon& Ralph Barker-Smith won against Hugh Curle and Henry Moore
- Archie Legg & Ben Brownhill lost to James Blyth & Nick Gandy
- William Cundy & Mylo Hampel-Rey lost to Peter Howard-Dobson & Dom Wade
- Fergus Blyth & Archie McEwan lost to George Gough & James Brocks
- Henry Baskerville & Morné Engelbrecht lost to Barry Hitchcock & Clive Cooksey
Overall the Old Framlinghamians came out winners by 7 holes.
A special mention must go to Nick Gandy for his help organising the fixture and his support promoting the golfing link between the school and the OF golfing Society.