Golf Society – Autumn Tour

John Gould with tour winner Tony Mason

Another year and another superb OWGS golf tour, this time revisiting Suffolk. 17 OWs enjoyed 3 days of golf, much convivial eating and drinking and the odd reminisce of schoolboy misdeeds.

Sunday didn’t augur well, with the main Woodbridge course closed due to rain. The club kindly allowed us on to the 9 hole Forest Course which we enjoyed, however after torrential rainfall we decided against a second nine.

Back to our hotel in the very picturesque seaside town of Aldeburgh, looking decidedly dark and stormy. Monday dawned with better weather prospects as we enjoyed a pre-breakfast amble along the promenade, now able to appreciate the delights of this beautiful fishing and arty town.

If we had thought it impossible to improve on our 2011 Suffolk tour’s venues of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, we were mistaken! Ipswich proved to be a top quality and very attractive course, heavily bunkered, but a great challenge. And finally to the Links course at Felixstowe, now in sunshine, an absolute delight. Rounding things off with local fish and chips, we felt thoroughly spoiled.

As usual we inserted a good competitive spirit with prizes up for grabs. Congratulations to the 3 days’ winners, Peter Kelley, and Tony Mason (twice!), and also to Messieurs Scovell, Anderson and Longhurst with excellent performances throughout. Well done to Tony Mason for ending up as eventual tour winner. And not forgetting the much coveted ‘house cup’ to the Dodd’s team of Longhurst and Scovell.

We are so appreciative of all the effort put in by our tour manager John Gould for laying on this treat, and to Alan Scovell for the huge job of getting all the scores entered and competitions sorted.

Tony Harris OW (1964-72)