12 intrepid golfers sat down to soup and sandwiches at Kirtlington GC today, as they contemplated their chances of winning the Smiploss Tankard.
This has been contested annually at the end of the cricket season and the name amalgamates previous MSCC captains SMITH,PLANT & ROSS.
Glorious sunshine encouraged our play and it seemed to help as no fewer than 9 golfers scored over 30 points.
The battle for top spot was between Tim House (previous winner) and Howard Lancaster, who was making his debut in the competition.
In the event, the debutant triumphed with 42 points, Tim close behind on 39.
Tim came away with a prize however, as he just beat Sathya Vadivale for the longest drive on the 18th hole.
Your author surprisingly won nearest the pin on the 16th.
The Bar welcomed us for prize presentations and alcoholic refreshment.
Roll on 2018!
Editor: Well organised, Nick. An excellent day appreciated by us all