Silver Jubilee Cup – IBMBGS v North Harbour v Hursley v Surrey & Sussex
Rejuvenated after an absence of several years, this is a four-way competition on a mutually agreed course. Each society submits a team of 8 players. The best six nett scores from each team after 18 holes of “capped medal” play are totalled with the lowest score winning.
Players are invited by the captain to play based on their current performance in the Strokeplay Competitions.
On 22nd August 2019 BGS beat North Hants (combined team) score of 615. Alas, our 587 was 14 points adrift of Surrey & Sussex’s 573. Next year…
Captain v President Challenge
Two 12-person teams compete in fourball betterball Stableford pairs preceded by a mid-morning full English breakfast and followed by dinner and the gradual disclosure of the scores of each pair. The trophy is awarded on aggregate team points.
The Captain’s team comprises past captains of the Society. The President’s team is drawn from this year’s committee and event organisers. As the years go by, more and more people become ex-captains, so the President conscripts loyal fixture supporters and the most ex of the ex-captains.
A great contest and great photos in the Photo Gallery. Plus Terry’s through-gritted-teeth report.