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After a three month pilgrimage, golfers seek reconciliation

As University roars into action once more, it won’t be long until the fresh-faced Freshers are emerging on campus, battling through the cold, wind and rain for the start of their degrees. No doubt they will come in their droves, riding bicycles with shiny new bells and clutching laptop bags with the must-have new gear. With this in mind, why not cut your losses and make a fool of yourself in an entirely different way by playing for the University golf teams this year?

Summer is officially over and it is the time of year to buy some new winter mitts and a pack of golf balls in preparation for the forthcoming golf season. As we enter the proverbial desert swing of the golf year, we are on the lookout for golfers of all abilities to represent the University at a number of wonderful nearby courses and RUGC too. We cater for all levels at our Tuesday night training sessions and opportunities to play golf at Sand Martins golf club throughout term time are aplenty. We have a new social membership of £10 if you want to don your golfing attire and RUGC tie in the likes of sweatboxes such as the town’s local clubs and the Student’s Union.

This year, we will witness the addition of a second golf team to provide further opportunity to play and meet keen interest all around from last year. Brighton golf team are busy packing themselves away for the start of their lives as touring professionals while we look to build on last year’s second place finish with an eye on promotion. Newly elected second team captain James Morgan, well-known for a commendable track record of nurturing talent from a young age, will no doubt instigate the blossoming of this bunch who will potentially draft into the first team.

We will be at the Freshers’ sports fayre on the 24th September to answer any questions you may have and hopefully we will have a golf net erected for your pleasure. Alternatively, give us an email at reading.unigolf@gmail.com and expect a quick and comical response.

Meet the committee:

Matt O’Doherty 1st team captain The wheel – sets us in motion and owns sawn-off irons.

Aran O’Doherty secretary The cogs – long off the tee and carries a funnel at all times.

Sam Rockey treasurer The questionmaster – deadly in the ring, don’t let him psych you out.

Will Evans social sec The Gullet – once beat a pelican at a drinking challenge.

Danny Watson social sec The dangerous one – often slumped inside his Corsa after a ‘heavy one’.

James Morgan 2nd team captain The water hazard – admirer of all water features, both golfing and alcoholic.

King Soloman President The watchful guardian – a safe driver of the minibus and golf ball.

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