The Texas Scramble session ended in an incredibly close result with just four points separating all teams. The results of the morning session were announced at lunch to ensure the unmistakable air of competitive tension remained for the afternoon. Results for Texas Scramble were as follows (lowest total shots wins);
UK = 34 shots (despite collectively putting £20 of golf balls into the lake on the 8th!)
China = 35 shots
Rest of World = 36 shots
Japan = 37 shots
At the end of lunch and to provoke indigestion, all teams were pre-warned of the back nine holes of the eighteen they were about to face. Sure enough, these holes stretched both patience and ball supplies as The Buckinghamshire stole back most of the well-received Triland sponsored golf balls! Scores dipped for most teams in the afternoon with the exception of Team China who went from strength to strength or rather from birdie to birdie! Team China racked up points at a rate of knots normally reserved for Lord’s Cricket Ground and opposition players were quickly exhausting all superlatives. It was clear early in the afternoon session that other teams were playing for second place. After a mind challenging count-up, the results for second place were very close with just a single point separating second and third. As this was the main competition of the day and due to the friendly nature of this match, only the top two teams were announced;
China = 125 pts
UK = 106 pts
Next Best = 105 pts
Through astute planning(!), every competitor left The Buckinghamshire with a prize. A dozen bottles of red wine awaited the winners (not each!), with all other players walking off with a coveted pair of LME socks!
In all seriousness, the LMEGA should consider expanding this event further next year. The day brought together many different nationalities to have fun, meet new people and make new friends. Such benefits are the key goals of the LMEGA. Let’s aim for teams from US, Germany, Netherlands and many more for next year! Thank you to all those who attended.