Match vs SMTGS at Scotland
Thu 9th to Fri 10th May 2013

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Match report MTGS V Scottish MTGS
at Dundonald and Prestwick St. Nicholas in Scotland 9/10th May 2013

It was with some trepidation that I set off for our first match of the season versus the Scots, we were certainly on the back foot having to set off at an unearthly hour from London Heathrow to fly to Glasgow.

However it started well with with Mark Hinge from Purple Parking arranging a meet and greet parking service for us at 5.45 a.m. !!

We got to Glasgow and were picked up and transported to our hotel in Prestwick, from there we went to the first course at Dundonald and had lunch with our Scots colleagues, which was like an old reunion as many of has played in the last few matches together. Bearing in mind it was early May, it was so cold that at least half of the team had to buy additional thermal underware at the club house to keep warm from the biting wind, that must of helped as as we came in 3-1 winners on the first day. The dinner held at the hotel that evening was its usual riotus event with everyone enjoying the convivial atmosphere.

The following day we assembled to do battle at the Preswick St. Nicholas course which again was a tough links course, with the wind still giving us a tough battle, although a little dryer than the previous day. That day proved to be a little tougher with the score being 2 1/2 to 1 1/2 to the Scots, but enabling us to win 4 1/2 to 3 1/2 overall. My thanks in particular go to the team pairings of Peter Featherstone and Vippen Khanna, and James Crickmay and Gerry Lynch who were unbeaten over the two days, and to David Warren and Mike Warnes who won on the first day.

So the magnificent Rolls Royce trophy was held by us again for another year to be fought for next year on English soil.

My thanks also to Peter Featherstone for organising the whole event for us.


John Smith
President. 2013

Motor Trades Golfing Society


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