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

February 2019

Sunday 4th
Halford Hewitt Trials
Princes Golf Club, Sandwich

March 2019

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd
ORGS v Rye Golf Club
Rye

Tuesday 12th
ORGS v The School
Woking Golf Club

Monday 18th 
South West v The Rest
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Friday 22nd 
ORGS v London Solicitors
Woking Golf Club

Saturday 30th
27 Hole Foursomes
Royal Worlington

April 2019

Thursday 11th - Saturday 14th
Halford Hewitt Cup
Cinque Ports & St George's

Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th
ORGS v Royal North Devon
Royal North Devon

Sunday 28th
ORGS v Marlborough
Rye (Rye Members only)

May 2019

Thursday 9th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Sunday 13th
Grafton Morrish Qualifying
Royal Wimbledon

Friday 25th
ORGS v Blackwell Golf Club
Blackwell

June 2019

Friday 7th June (PM) & Saturday 8th 
Scottish Meeting
Gullane 3 & Muirfield

Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th
The Senior Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 19th
The Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 26th 
Midlands Public Schools Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

July 2019

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th
Bernard Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Thursday 11th July
Northern Meeting
Notts Hollinwell Golf Club
More info......

August 2019

Sunday 18th
ORGS v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

TBC
ORGS v Uppingham
Luffenham Heath

September 2019

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd
ORGS v Royal Portcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

October 2019

Wednesday 23rd
ORGS v Royal North Devon
Rye Golf Club

November 2019

Saturday 2nd
ORGS v The Meteors
Royal St. George's Golf Club

December 2019

Monday 2nd
Informal Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Royal Porthcawl