Tuesday February 21 saw the 54 th edition of the Grammar Old Boys verses Kings Old Boys golf match, played at a brilliantly sunny and warm Royal Auckland Golf Club.
Having lost the last 2 annual matches, Grammar went in with revenge in mind, and with Tim Hitchcock being the outstanding golfer of the day with 42 points, and solid support from Angus McMath with 39, Mark Sargent with 37, and Grant Whelan and Andrew Williams with 36, the result was tied with Grammar being declared winners on count back to claim back the shield which is made from wood from desks used at Auckland Grammar back in the 1920’s.
A good effort also by David Turner who won both closest to the pin prizes, saw a good session of celebration where Angus McMath’s spoofing skills didn’t match his feats on the links of earlier in the day.
Phil Cassrels was back from overseas, so the 19 th became the place to be where stories were told and past sporting glories exaggerated as the sun went down. Mark Greatbatch performed better at the spoofing than he did at his golf as his ample waistline would attest to