Shandon Duncan Cup Champions

Shandon have doubled down on their Women's team's success a week ago, by winning the 75th anniversay edition of the ADS, Arthur Duncan Cup, a rare double for a Wellington club.

In a final for the ages, Boulcott's Farm trailled for a large part of the morning foursomes, but came home 3 - 2 to the good, often a key lead in finals past.

In the afternoon singles, Shandon compiled a strong lead through 9 holes, ahead in 8 games. As is always the case for good teams, Boulcott's Fam, the round robin Otaki Cup champs and top qualifier, dug in around Royal Wellington's back 9 and made in roads at the bottom of the order. With the match poised at 7.5 - 6.5 in Shandon's favour it was left to Alastair Sidford and Matthew Lane to decide the outcome. With Siddy needing to win the 18th, lined with more than a hundred spectators, and ensure a playoff, his 10 footer slipped past by mm's, the game halved and the match and title Shandons, 8 -7.

A maginificent occassion played in wonderful spirits on a superb Royal Wellington course, topped off with a perfect Wellington autumn day - the great game aptly named.