The weather was kind, with sunshine and a light breeze. The course was in excellent condition for early November with fast and true greens but with heather that has been allowed to go to seed before cutting - in places a foot high and thick. The trick is to keep the ball in play, but looking around the course it was clear that some were finding this difficult.
Brian Collins and Steven Spencer went out first against former German Olympic hockey player Christoph Lampert and Crispian Collins. Despite going two up in the first five holes the LMEGA pair couldn't compete with the accuracy of Lampert's approach shots as he peppered the flags for pars and a birdie and eventually succumbed 3 and 2. The Foxhills pair of John Ambery and Dr Colin Griffiths fared better and managed a tight fought half. The third pair of Rob Draisey and Rakesh Gupta held the LSE to the final green but went down by 1 hole.
The Captain, Martin Abbott, playing with Vice President Colin Griffith, managed a good win by 3 and 2 to drag the LMEGA back into the match but it was not to be. The LMEGA's pair of Ian Taylor and the Vice Captain, David Farrar went down by one hole to leave the trophy with the LSE for another year despite James Proudlock and Bill Shao, the anchor men, romping home in their match by 6 and 5.
The final score was 3 1/2 to 2 1/2.