Flaming June! Porters Park has never looked greener or the rough lusher than it did today. The fairways were allowing little run or bounce, the bunkers were soaked and the greens still quite fast. The weather, however, was reasonably bearable with a gusty wind but only a few spots of rain. The morning session had to be played as a single, with Colin Griffiths heading the charge, followed by five greensomes. It was a close affair with the match poised at 3 1/2 to 2 1/2 at lunch.
During the break the heavens opened and although 41 matches at Wimbledon were cancelled the stalwarts decided to try to play 15 hole of singles in the afternoon. The LMEGA may have been trying to empathise with England's performance against Iceland, all but one of the singles going to the Stock Exchange, with the only LMEGA win going to James Clark, the one LMEGA player used to played in gusty rain, coming as he does from Aberdeen!
With the final result going 13 1/2 to 3 1/2 this was one of the heaviest defeats the LMEGA has suffered at the hands of the LSE. We now have to play against the LSE again on 15th July in the annual City Quadrilateral competition at Effingham. Let's hope for better weather, better golf and a better result.