Arriving at Teignmouth GC it was of course no surprise to find the course in the same condition as most other courses at the moment. Dry and arid fairways punctuated with green greens desperately kept alive with expensive watering and good husbandry from greenstaff. Therefore it was no surprise to hear of the many birdies in some matches and, the odd eagle which my partner Stewart and I were to suffer on 13 with drive, rescue and one putt from our opponent Grenville. On the second hole one of our opponents, Brian Marns, holed out for an ace and subsequently bought everyone in the match a drink, very generous thank you Brian! The most difficult problem at the moment is club selection with many shots 10/20 yards, and more on occasions, longer. Unfortunately Worcester arrived with two men short however, Roger Monson and Graham Heaman kindly standing in at short notice helped our visitors achieve their full complement, well done gents.
As described the course was hard and running with the temperature well into the twenties providing a physical test as well as test of golf. Our visitors very much managed the conditions rather more successfully than Devon, a number of matches were very close but tipped toward Worcester finally. The one thing agreed by all present was indeed the food, well above par with three selections available, well done Teignmouth caterers. The caterers were warmly applauded in the speeches together with all the other tributes normally recognised. Ben Lynch presented a cheque for £100 to be forwarded to the Teignmouth Junior section. This was acknowledged by the home Captain Alan Plunkett and wished everyone a safe journey home.