Informal battle at Royal Porthcawl

Our Intrepid “Imperator” gathered a small skirmishing force to cross the Ponte Pays de Galles to invade the Principality and renew hostilities after a classic encounter in MMXV.

Far from overcoming Team Gareth Griffith, we succumbed to their outrageously fine hospitality over two half-days and were finally sent packing with the closest thing to a humiliating whitewash.   Had it not been for our Hon Sec’s peerless 5-iron to the 18th (worthy of both Stenson and Mickleson) to secure a half-point, whitewash it would have been.

Our Captain gave his team a severe post-encounter talk about our lack of performance – and perhaps should have done so before we set out to battle!   How would Messrs Aitken, Fraser, Hobson (T), Lee-Warner, Passmore, Prior and Watts have responded?    That we shall never know!

Royal Porthcawl and its Members and the Clubhouse are special.   The course itself is quite magnificent, and it is little wonder that the Senior Open is to be played again there next year by the special request of Sponsors.

We shared a Stableford round on Wednesday pm with the “Sparrows” some of whom joined us for dinner.   Members of the ORGS enjoyed the fine hospitality and were all bright as buttons on Thursday morning, though our golf may hardly reflect that.

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 Porthcawl