Court Assistant Tony Mash writes: On 30 July 2019, against the background of torrid weather conditions with heavy rain and wind providing many an excuse for poor play on both sides, the Stationers’ Company golf team battled with the Old Stationers’ Association (OSA) for the annual challenge cup at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire.
The competition has been running for 11 years with the Company one up overall. The challenge cup itself dates from 1921 when it was used for an inter-house competition at the Stationers’ Company’s School.
Despite having fewer players on the field, the Stationers’ Company team led by Liveryman Mike Kerlogue, retained the Cup for the Company.
Mike Kerlogue receiving the cup from event organiser Roger Rufey
As always, the contest was scored in terms of Stapleford points and Past Master Richard Brewster won the runner’s up prize with a score of 36 points.
Past Master Richard Brewster receiving the runner's up award
Peter Bennett of the Old Stationers’ Association took the top individual prize with 38 points, and Peter together with Tim Westbrook of the OSA won the awards for nearest the pin.
The day was organised by Roger Rufey of the OSA who was thanked by all for making the arrangements (although he could have done a little better with the weather!). Everyone agreed that they would return the same time next year for the next Company vs OSA Golf Day, when the OSA will clearly have to up their game!