Queen Elizabeth Coronation Cup / Scottish Tour, September 2021

After an absence of over 40 years we entered a team in the QE Coronation Cup. The event held (17- 19 Sept) at The Royal Burgess Golfing Society in the heart of Edinburgh is a scratch foursomes competition for former pupils of the invited, mainly Scottish, schools.

We were warmly received, so much so that the secretary’s speech at the Friday night dinner focussed entirely on the return of Dulwich. Sandy ( a Glenalmond FP and alumnus of Aberdeen Uni) had been reminded of a Scottish Uni knock out tournament where David Rutnam got the better of him, David having been four down. Sandy, did not want reminding as at the time he did not speak to his team mates for two weeks! Sandy relayed this story and got revenge by asking Roger Kelly to sing for his supper in front of all the dinner guests. Roger performed with aplomb. Further revenge for Sandy as we were beaten in the first round by Glenalmond 2.5 to 0.5. We, like all the English schools represented, fell at the fist hurdle!

We enjoyed fantastic Scottish weather as well as the whisky where Roger treated us to an evening at the Scottish Malt Whisky Society in Leith. As well as the leafy Royal Burgess (the oldest golfing society in Scotland) we played at Goswick (5 miles south of the boarder outside Berwick-Upon-Tweed) and the delightful Kilspindie on the banks of the Firth of Forth in East Lothian.

Dulwich was represented by: Duncan Anderson, Jeremy Brewer, Nick Donald, Roger Kelly, Paul Kimber and David Rutnam.