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

September 2020

Mon 7th & Tue 8th - TBC
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

October 2020

Fri 11th & Sat 12th - TBC
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Wed 21st - TBC
ORGS v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club
Register to play

November 2020

Saturday 7th - TBC
ORGS v Meteors
Royal St George's

December 2020

Mon 7th - TBC
Informal Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

March 2021

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

May 2021

Thursday 6th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe 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

July 2021

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

August 2021

Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

September 2021

Wednesday 1st
Match v Veteran Lady Golfers
Ashridge Golf Club

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

Royal West Norfolk,