Four masochistic gentlemen represented DUGS in the Denham Bowl for the 6th time, a 36-hole medal play, scratch foursomes comprising two pairs, both scores to count on both rounds. After finishing second in 2021, we were optimistic that we could go one better this year.
Thankfully, we were able to stay in Gerry Connolly’s again after a one-year hiatus. Gerry and Kathryn’s warm welcome and beautiful home offer pleasant refuge from the chastising on the golf course.
Match manager Darragh Coghlan paired with Harry McHugh and Aidan Neill was with Andrew Stokes. Both pairs played solidly in the morning, shooting 74 – 76 respectively, only a few shots back and in second place. But as is commonplace at DUGS events, particularly at Denham where they are famous for their marvellous lunch, piecing together an afternoon round is substantially more difficult than the first. Darragh and Harry shot 75 while Andrew and Aidan shot 84, resulting in a 3rd place finish.
We will try again next year and hope the golfing God’s will reward our continual efforts.