A total of less than half an hour has been spent in my water proofs in LSGC matches this year, and not one minute in our match against our Welsh friends. Worplesdon, in warm autumnal sunshine. What more could a golfer ask for? Victory against the Welsh is the answer! It was close, waiting to hear the outcome of the last matches. So whilst the LSGC retained the Shield I am confident that both sides had the most enjoyable of two days golf, eating and drinking. Phil Rowlands turned out for the Welsh, and a second defeat. As someone who has sat next to Phil on many an occasion in Cardiff and Dublin, one in red, the other in green, I know he does not do losing well! But the great thing about our matches is that there is always next year. Your Captains first match, many months ago, was in Blairgowrie against the SSGC. It was drawn. Since then there have been numerous other games, all great fun in their own individualist way and results that went for us and against us, but many new friendships made and old ones renewed. That is the Law Society Golf Club.