International golf comes to Tidworth Garrison

International golf comes to Tidworth Garrison

International golf comes to Tidworth Garrison

First published in Sport

On alternate years, the British Army Golf Club in Sennelager, Germany hosts and competes with three British golf clubs, Tidworth Garrison, The Army (at Aldershot) and South Herts. This year, it was the turn of the clubs in England to be their hosts and the club from Sennelager must have picked one of the worst days of summer on which to start their journey, Monday 25th August, when Western Europe was being deluged with rain. After a safe but damp arrival, they had a day to recover and then take on the Army GC at Aldershot on the Wednesday taking a clear victory of five wins to one loss. This was not to be repeated at Tidworth Garrison, losing narrowly 3.5 to 2.5.

At the post match dinner, Tidworth captain Brian Hutchins announced that the clubs had entered into a mutual reciprocal agreement, which would allow club members to play on each other's course but it did not have to be stressed that because of the distance involved, it was unlikely that either course would be inundated with visitors.

To mark this event, Brian presented a copy of a water colour of the Tidworth clubhouse and surround, commissioned in the 90s, to Sennelager's tour captain Bob Smith, completing an excellent evening and visit. Unfortunately, Sennelager lost the last match of this international tour, 4 to 2 against South Wilts on the Sunday.

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