Twelve Hazards ventured forth to the Suffolk coast on Monday 21st August for a match against the club. The weather that greeted us was sufficient to bring out the best from the touring party and to start proceedings with a good win.
The match was followed by a three course dinner in the clubhouse with members of the Aldeburgh team and their wives. Stephen Moore gave thanks on behalf of the Hazards following a royal welcome from George Gadney, the Aldeburgh captain. Both expressed thanks to each team and hoped for a long and happy relationship between the Society and the Club.
Our return to the hotel was difficult as we found ourselves in the middle of the exodus from the Aldeburgh festival that finished about the same time as our dinner.
Tuesday was again a perfect day for golf and the Captain’s side played the President’s team for a prize to be presented by the Captain at the end of the tour. Twenty seven holes were played and the Captain’s side took a slender lead into the final day.
Following the activities on the course we travelled to the home of Hugh Smith for a very pleasant drinks party prior to our return to the hotel for dinner.
Our final day took us to Felixstowe Ferry GC – a course new to us all. The general consensus was that we enjoyed the location, course and the welcome – service in the bar could have been a little faster but they did have a large group who sat down to lunch just before we arrived.
The Captain thanked everybody for being exceptional tourists and hoped that the tour would continue for the foreseeable future. He then took great pleasure in presenting the Captain’s team with their winnings – a golf ball each in gratitude of their skillful efforts.
In summary – great weather – good company, splendid courses, and far too much enjoyment in the bar.