Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > Branch News > UK alumni golf tournament

UK alumni golf tournament

The inaugural golf match between the ODU and the UK alumni of Michaelhouse and Hilton took place on 18th September at Silvermere Golf Club.
20 Sep 2021
Branch News

Building on the long and close relationships between our four schools and the recent launch of the LinkedIn career and mentoring group, it was inevitable that matters would come to a head in the world of sport. Golf, to be precise.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Alex Price (M, 2008), nine ODs went up against the best of the Kwazulu-Natal midlands and Grahamstown and lost — just — to Michaelhouse. The uneven numbers meant resorting to a new handicapping and scoring system which makes the Duckworth-Lewis model look simple, but after much scrutiny and double-checking, all that separated us ODs from the winners was 0.4!

Many of the old boys from each of the schools know each other and so the day felt more like the renewing of old friendships than a cutthroat golf tournament.

Played on the Silvermere course in Cobham, Surrey in excellent conditions, a rematch next year and the every year onwards is a "must". With big thanks to Milton, and Michaelhouse for being a part of this.

 

To read the full report, click HERE

Similar stories

https://form.jotform.com/221175983693063

Read about what's happening in the UK and how you can help fellow ODs through the IIOFF More...

On Saturday 11th December 2021 was the 69th annual Thames Hare & Hounds UK Alumni Associations' cross country race and t… More...

The ODU Committee has resolved to expand the French branch into a “Europe” branch, under the secretaryship of Simon Burr… More...

On Saturday 11th December, the race is back at Wimbledon Common and at least one OD, Ant Marten (S, 1990) is flying in f… More...

This is the last letter of 2021 and, one hopes, the last under Covid. More...

Most read

Your input was consolidated into a large document which can be accessed here. More...

In December 2019 Cameron Bellamy (2000B), along with 5 other rowers, navigated their way through Drake Passage. Never has this been done before in a s… More...

Who are the latest beneficiaries of the Invest In Our Future Foundation? Find out more about them in their own words. More...

Have your say

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech