The 2012 inaugural LRFC golf day was hosted at the historic and beautiful Richmond Golf Club. With post-Olympic blues hanging heavily across the capital and the previous night’s closing ceremony fresh in everyone’s minds, it was time to create some new sporting memories of our own. Coffee and bacon rolls consumed, the twenty-one golfers headed out to do battle with the long heavy rough and subtly undulating greens of Richmond Golf club. The sun shined and the banter stayed lively, as all the groups tried to keep hold of their “yellow ball” (earning double points in the team event!!).
There was excellent golf played by a number of the participants, but a few did struggle with their swing and the course!!! Special mention goes to Nick Kirkham, who was still smiling away at the end of what can only be described as a very…very long round of golf!
Late lunch was then served in the stunning Richmond GC’s Georgian club house and we were treated to exceptional roast lamb and, in true Lloyd’s RFC tradition, washed down with some fine Rioja. Prize giving and a little more wine followed, and finally a hardy group were last seen heading off to the Sun Inn for a few more at 9pm to discuss wayward drives and missed putts no doubt!!
Congratulations to all the below mentioned winners on the day, especially to Stewart Eaton for stealing the shield from beneath Mr Allhusen’s noise on count back!!
Bandits: Stewart Eaton (left) commiserates Rupert Allhusen (right) after the count back rule goes against him. Club Captain Matt Fitzgerald awards the trophy.
Finally it was a delight to have in attendance the Father of Lloyd’s RFC touring, Mike Mills and also the Godfather, Dave McElhiney.
Look forward to welcoming as many of you, and your guests, as possible to next year’s event and hopefully we can encourage all generations of Lloyd’s RFC players, past and present, to get involved.