If you like fast greens, as does our Captain, a Roehampton member, then Effingham was for you. Martin did, indeed take the individual prize with an score of 37 points in the morning round.
Effingham had stuck firmly to the Covid restrictions and had restricted the party to as close to 30 as possible, thus the four teams were 8 players instead of the traditional ten. This meant that there was no longer the usual option of discarding the two lowest scores – all scores had to count, so the relief of knowing that one’s poor round might not impact the team was denied us. Every point counted and the individual guilt assumed enormous proportions.
At lunch, John Ambery, the Captain and Yang had scored the bulk of the LMEGA’s points in a total of 231 and the competition was wide open, with the FOREX leading from LMEGA, the Bank of England and the Stock Exchange.
The afternoon Greensomes saw Brian Collins and David Farrar win the Greensomes prize with 44 points and it was their effort that lifted the LMEGA to a very competitive score of 141, while the FOREX and the Stock Exchange fell away. That left the LMEGA with 372 points overall, but the Bank of England somehow scrambled to a total of 382 to win the Quadrilateral by a slim ten points.