It is incestuous - to use a cleaned up metaphor from my speech - because of the amount of dual memberships and this makes it especially relevant. It really is a match where the taking part is more important than the winning which is why we couldn't quite remember who won last year and where the winners' salver was. It turned out to be in Seahouses' trophy cabinet along with the losers' tankard. But in the meantime, the Seahouses captain created a memorable winners plate for the presentation ceremony.
The Seahouses hospitality and course were excellent and the match was close. Despite a birdie at the first my match was soon lost: the Seahouses captain and vice captain were not just long but also straight. But the others did better - our group behind won by as much as we lost, and overall we won 5 matches to 3. One to remember for next year.