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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

June 2022

Wednesday 22nd
Public Schools Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

Thursday 30th
Bernard Darwin Trophy
Woking Golf Club

July 2022

Friday 1st
Bernard Darwin Trophy
Woking Golf Club

August 2022

Wednesday 10th
Northern Meeting
Hollinwell Golf Club

Wednesday 17th
Match v OUGS
Luffenham Heath

Sunday 21st
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire

September 2022

Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

October 2022

Wednesday 5th
Match v LVGA
Burhill Golf Club

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Saturday 29th
Match v The Meteors
Royal St. George's
REGISTER

November 2022

Tues 15th & Wed 16th
Match v Porthcawl
Rye & Royal St. George's

December 2022

Monday 5th
Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

March 2023

Wednesday 29th
Match v London Solicitors
New Zealand Golf Club

Thursday 30th - Sunday 2nd
Halford Hewitt
Royal St George's &
Royal Cinque Ports

April 2023

Tues 25th & Wed 26th
Match v RND
Royal North Devon

May 2023

Thursday 11th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Royal Porthcawl