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Mr. E. Powell on Congregational…

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GOLF GOSSIP. [By COLONEL FOOZLEB.] It ifc seldom we see the ordinary amateur goiter at his best in a cup final or other nerve testing competition, except he is a hardened hand. And nerves at golf-Nvell, you know. So it was that the final in the tourney at Newtown on Saturday, between Mr James Wall and Mr R. M. Lloyd, fur- nished an exhibition somewhat below the average form of both players. The repeated postponements had probably some" respon- sibility for the mediocre display, or was it that the popular and painstaking Hon. Secretary had the course and the greens in such tip top order as to defeat their ordi- nary judgment. At any rate, the greens were never in better condition, while the fair way had been shorn of those bloom- ing buttercups, which cattle, horses, and sheep have not the heart to crop upon. I regretted my inability to witness the tussle, convinced as I was that the result would be a close thing, probably ending in favour of the esteemed dominie. For al- though not the more experienced player, Mr Wall has learnt his golf on a system which all learners would do well to imitate. I have seen him solitary and alone, either driving half a dozen balls from the tee, lifting them over a particular hazard or from out a bunker, or rolling them over greens to ascertain just those irregularities and those vagaries which it is so important, to know. Learning on these lines spells success, and it is his familiarity with trying parts of the course that inclined my opinion in favour of Mr Wall. On the other hand we have in Mr Lloyd a stylish young player, who gets a long ball with an easy movement. Through the green he strikes me as decidedly superior to his Saturday's rival, who, however, holds him in approaching and putting-things that count much upon a short course. My opinion seems to have been shared by most members of the Club that the tussle would have a close ending, and this it did, though the victory reads 3 up and 2 to play. Mr Wall had the worst of it in the first round, with 6 for the first and 7 for the eighth holes, and although conceding one stroke, he was fortunate to finish only 2 down with a score of 47. A 5 at the shortest hole was the blemish on Mr Lloyd's card otherwise he played with fair steadiness. Four 6's in the second, and a score of 46, showed that Mr Wall was playing below par, but a 47 by his opponent allowed him to finish the first half with two holes to the bad. Much better golf was witnessed in the next half. but here Mr Lloyd held a firm grip of his rival, and with nine holes to go he stood 4 up. A second round of 44 against Mr Wall's 45. The final round was provo- cative of intense excitement, when after halving the first hole Mr Wall annexed the second and the third with something like perfect play. At the third Mr Lloyd failed with his drive, and required 8 to get down. The fourth was halved, but Mr Wall secured the fifth in 4 to 5, and approached the quarry only one down.The hedge toppled snare, however, proved his undoing, and he lost the hole in 6 to 5. There the game stood Mr Lloyd 2 up and 3 to play, and the spectators had a real feast of excitement, since Mr Wall seemed to be improving. But the match was soon thereafter settled. A fine drive by Mr Wall from the "pulpit" found a resting place dead against the base of the crab-apple tree, which lost him a stroke. Mr Lloyd got down in 5 to 6. and therefore secured the premier prize at the 34th hole. Strangely enough, the total score of each player was 171. Mr Lloyd's was a popular victory. He has justified what I predicted of him, and if lie gives his undivided attention to golf, further distinction awaits him. A genuine sportsman, and a likeable young fellow, he will have the congratulations of all the members. At the conclusion of the match, Mr W. E. Pryce-Jones, the captain, presented the prizes, which he had himself gener- ously subscribed, and expressed his satis- faction with the character and conduct of the tournament. Thanks to the Captain and also to Mr George Thomas, who has striven for the success of the competition, were cordially awarded. There are other competitions on the tapis, and I might whet members' expectations with a secret, con- cerning the kind intentions of a well-known, liberal-handed lady—but just bide a we. Both players played a black and white ball, which is becoming the favour- ite with this club. It is probably the best on the market.

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Pressure in County Schools.