REVIEW

Rugby beaten in the semi-finals of the Grafton Morrish
The Grafton Morrish is much larger competition (in terms of numbers of Schools participating) than the Halford Hewitt.  About 115 schools enter every year.  Regional qualifying competitions are held with 48 teams going to a knock-out final played in early October at Royal West Norfolk and Hunstanton. In the finals, each round comprises three foursomes matches (so the winner is the best of three).
Rugby’s pairs, who played as the same pairs and in this order in each tie, were – 
Rory Browne (K 07-12) & Huw Phillips (T 06-13)
Alex Fiott (SH 85-90) & Samarth Ghorpade (K 07-09)
Michael Colclasure (T 06-08) & Jamie Plews (SH 88-93)
Round 1 against Bedford was won 2.5:0.5 with the first two matches winning on the 18th.  Next was Whitgift, won 2:1 with the two Rugby wins being by good margins.  Ardingly (who included a lady in their team) were tougher competition although Rugby won 2:1 with Coclasure and Plews winning the crucial match (against a pair including an ex-pro) on 18th (being 4 under par for the round). Epsom put out a strong team and so a 2:1 win for Rugby was a good result taking us to the semi-finals against Uppingham.  Sadly Rugby lost 1:2, but both losing matches were close and could have gone either way.  Birkenhead won the final.
The Captain of the ORGS, who was supporting, commented that the Rugby team had played very well.  Very well done to our team.

2016 FIXTURES

March 2021

Tuesday 9th
Match v The School
Woking Golf Club

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th TBC
Winter Meeting & HH Squad
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Wednesday 24th
Match v London Solicitors GS
The New Zealand Golf Club

April 2021

Thursday 8th  - Sunday 11th
Halford Hewitt 2021
Royal St George's & Royal Cinque Ports

Tuesday 13th - Wednesday 14th
Match v Royal North Devon
Westward Ho!

May 2021

Thursday 6th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Sunday 9th
Grafton Morrish Qualifying Event
Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

Friday 21st
Match v Blackwell Golf Club
Blackwell Golf Club

June 2021

Friday 11th AM
Match v Luffness New
Luffness New Golf Club

Friday 11th PM
Scottish Meeting
Luffness New Golf Club

Saturday 12th
Scottish Meeting
HCEG - Muirfield

Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th
The Senior Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 16th
The Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 23rd
Public Schools Midlands Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

July 2021

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd
The Bernard Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Thursday 8th
2021 Northern Meeting
Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell)

August 2021

Wednesday 18th
Match v Uppingham
Luffenham Heath Golf Club

Sunday 22nd
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

September 2021

Wednesday 1st
Match v Veteran Lady Golfers
Ashridge Golf Club

Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

October 2021

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Sunday 10th
27 Holes of Foursomes
Royal Worlington & Newmarket

November 2021

Tuesday 16th
Match v Royal North Devon
Rye Golf Club

December 2021

Monday 6th
Advent Informal Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

Royal West Norfolk,