This year’s hot competition was at Brocket Hall, in Hertfordshire, site of one of England’s finest stately homes, and on the Palmerston Course, which is ranked as one of the country’s top 100 golf courses.
The challenging par 73 course is noted for its ancient woodland, including 300-year oak trees, as well as some fiendishly-placed bunkers.
Fortunately, while temperatures were running high, tempers were not – with some cool-headed shots from players despite the obstacles.
City A.M. columnist and Ryder Cup winner Sam Torrance set a high standard, and was first on hand to congratulate the winning team, Plantation House, which included individual winner Neil McCann. SMG trading director Anthony Mann also took second place in both the individual and team stakes.
As might be expected on such a sweltering day, drinks and dinner on the 19th hole were warmly welcomed.