We were so blessed this year with wonderful weather and two golf courses presented in immaculate order. These factors added to the very special atmosphere of The Tassie and wandering round the clubhouse I was struck anew by the bonds of old-school ties (no not literally!) and happy reminiscences.

Very special thanks were offered to Pip Donnithorne for all the loving care she puts into the running of this event every year and also to Rosemary Lynas and Lynn Cox for tackling the extremely complicated scoring system and to Susie King, Pip's efficient Secretary. Thanks also to the team of helpers who did the starting, spotting, marking for the school without playing partners, and the deskwork. We also were grateful to David and Hannah Hubbard, Trudi and John Harris - and to the Berkshire Lady Captain Lucy Kemp-Gee for presenting the prizes.

Please be on the lookout for more schools who could enter teams in future. We need to keep the numbers up in order to keep our slot at the Berkshire, which seems to be a most popular venue.

Jenny Mathieson