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C&O Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, 7th July 2002

"Cambridge draw level at Hodogaya"

C&O golfers were once again most fortunate to play the annual summer tournament at Hodogaya Country Club in Yokohama thanks to the several members who are also Hodogaya members. Hodogaya is a beautiful course that was generously laid out at a time when wide open spaces were available near the capital and is further distinguished by a fine club house designed by C&O member Hidehiro Takaki (Gonville & Caius, Cambridge 1927).

As usual the weather was hot and humid though the heat was tempered somewhat by a steady breeze. In all 19 golfers competed and the light blues were heavily represented with 12 participants including regular guests. The course played long following heavy rain in the days before the tournament and the wind also played its part in preventing anyone from beating par on net scores and the best gross score on the day was an 80 by Simon Dalby (Trinity Hall, Cambridge 1977). The winner on net scores was Mrs Miko Fordyce, a guest representing Cambridge who carded a fine net 73 to win by four clear strokes.

The varsity match (sum of the best four net scores on each side) was also won by Cambridge with a clean sweep of the top four scores bringing the history of the C&O Tokyo golf contest to a 10 -10 draw in the 13 years since records are available.

The next date on the golfing calendar is the Autumn Golf Match planned for late October/ early November and new participants are cordially invited to join in.

JAS

Posted in | Submitted by huw.williams on Sat, 2002-07-06 15:00.
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