Dublin University Golfing Society
DUGS V Flat Caps
Venue: The Island Golf Club
Date: Friday 20th April 2018
Match Manager DUGS: Fergus Duddy
Match Manager Flat Caps: John Quigley
Match Format: Foursomes Matchplay (Morning and Afternoon)
1. Dougie Heather (6) & Matt Minch (15) 3/2 V Eddie McDonnell (9) & John Glackin (17)
2. David Conway (2) & Philip Halpenny (11) V John Quigley (12) & Fergus Duddy (15) 2up
3. Huntly Lauder (8) & Stephen Walker (11) V Brendan MacClancy (10) & Pat Desmond (18) 3/2
4. Tommy Bracken (8) & Declan Lernihan (9) V David Gill (10) & Henry Collier (12) 3/2
5. John Conway (8) & Brian Dunnion (10) A/S V Joe Hutton (7) A/S
1. David Conway (2) & Matt Minch (15) V David Gill (10) & John Glackin (17) 5/4
2. Dougie Heather (6) & Stephen Walker (11) 1up V George Hurley (9) & Fergus Duddy (15)
3. Tommy Bracken (8) & Philip Halpenny (11) V Brendan MacClancy (10) & Henry Collier (12) 3/2
4. Huntly Lauder (8) & Brian Dunnion (10) 3/2 V Joe Hutton (7) & John Quigley (12)
5. John Conway (8) & Declan Lernihan (9) 4/3 V Eddie McDonnell (9) & Pat Desmond (18)
General comments, points of interest: Due to late cry-offs for Flat Caps, Fergus Duddy (Manager, DUGS) agreed to represent Flat Caps, and a halved match was agreed before play commenced for Match 5 in morning.
DUGS v Flat Caps, The Island Golf Club, Friday 20th April 2018
DUGS and Flat Caps assembled at The Island just after sunrise when tea/coffee and bacon rolls were served in the Front Lounge. The forecast was for a bright fresh day.
Playing off the medal tees, the links provided a stern test and DUGS trailed 1.5 to 3.5 after the morning foursomes. A hearty lunch gave DUGS a chance to regroup but, despite winning the afternoon foursomes 3 to 2, Flat Caps edged the match 5.5 to 4.5.
Dinner, preceded by the Trinity Grace recited by President Gavin Caldwell, was followed by the customary formalities which culminated in the Caldwell Quaich being presented by Matt Minch (Captain, DUGS) to Henry Collier (President, Flat Caps). The Caldwell Quaich, named in honour of Gavin Caldwell, will be played for annually by DUGS and Flat Caps.
Finally, we called time on what was another great day’s golf and camaraderie between kindred spirits.