So terrible was the gale at Lahinch when the semi final round of the South of Ireland Championship was set for decision that the executive had no other course open but to postpone the matches. However, in the afternoon there was a change for the better. and the four men turned out for golf. Mr. Horace Castle had to face Mr. David Foster, the Frinton crack, who started well by taking the first hole. Mr. Castle, however, was soon after him. and once he had got his head in front at the third hole, never looked back, eventually sustaining the honour of Chiswick when winning by four and three.

Mr. A. C. Lincoln, who has done so many good things in the neighbourhood of London, had to face that Sterling Golfer, Colonel Baxter. The latter failed to "get into his stride" in the early stages. And this blot in his game he was never able to quite wipe out. Of course, the Colonel showed all his well-known grim determination, and was by no means cast down by his early losses. So well, indeed, did he stick to his man that by the time the turn was reached, only one hole separated the pair. On the way home, however, the South Herts golfer kept his lead, and brought matters lo a climax at the seventeenth, where the Royal West Norfolk golfer was two down.

Thus Mr. Horace Castle and Mr. Lincoln were left to fight out the all-important final, which, as far as my humble opinion goes, panned out according to the "book." I should be inclined to think that Mr. Castle's experience, both of important and unimportant golf, was superior to that of Mr. Lincoln, and so, when the homeward journey of the wind-swept links had to be faced, the Chiswick golfer was more at his ease. Going out matters were very even. but immediately the turn was made, Mr. Castle began to show superiority, and by the time the eighteenth hole had been played, his lead had gone up to three holes, a very satisfactory balance with which to start the afternoon's work. How many times, both at, cricket and golf, have we seen luncheon effect wondrous changes, and this final was another instance of what abstention from work may do for a man.

For the first three holes Mr. Castle was quite powerless to hold his own, and found all his hard earned advantage had slipped away from him. Realising his dangerous position however, the Chiswick golfer" set himself going in grim earnest, and so effectual was his golf that at the turn he once again held the same commanding lead of three holes. Intent on winning tactics, Mr. Castle brought matters to a climax at the fifteenth, where hewas five up. On his great, victory I hope the winner will allow me to congratulate him heartily, and I am sure the news will be received in his home club with unbounded satisfaction. In getting where he did, Mr. Lincoln fully maintained his reputation, and he may in the future yet go "one better."