Returning to wonderful Hunstanton after the enforced break of the pandemic was a treat for the 13 Society members involved. In previous years, the weather has provided many different experiences but in 2022, the weather gods were kind! Arriving on Saturday lunch-time we were greeted with clear blue skies, sunshine and the level of wind that is just right for any links course. Fierce enough to make you think but not so strong to make it unplayable.
As in previous years, we were warmly welcomed and the afternoon's foursomes ended with the match tied at 3/3. A convivial dinner on Saturday evening was greatly enjoyed by all and it was lovely to be joined by the legendary Peter Parfitt for the evening, Whilst Parf did not speak himself, we were well entertained by Hunstanton's captain (and erstwhile schoolboy opening bowling partner of Jonathan Agnew) Nic Pull, our own skipper Neil Burns, who reminded us all how privileged we are to be members of the Society, Mike Selvey who told a wonderful story around the late Christopher Martin-Jenkins and, of course, Nigel Ross who reminisced about his attempts as a young man to coach a myopic Mr Khan, one of Alf Gover's best customers but without doubt one of the least talented.
On Sunday morning, the sea mist had rolled in making it a little colder but there was again fierce competition. The hosts won the first two matches, leaving our Math Manager Peter Howland somewhat fearful of a heavy defeat but two halves and two wins levelled things up and said our farewells with a well-earned draw.
The Society's Team was Peter Howland, Neil Burns, Richard Baker, Bryan Richardson, Mike Selvey, Tim Robinson, Nigel Ross, Bill Merry, Guy McDonnell, Roy Dexter, Darren Bicknell, Chris Goldie and, to play on Sunday morning only, Ian Hodgson.