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

August 2020

Sunday 23rd
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

September 2020

Wednesday 2nd
ORGS v Veteran Ladies
Ashridge Golf Club

Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th
Match v Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

October 2020

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Wednesday 21st
ORGS v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club
Register to play

November 2020

Saturday 7th
ORGS v Meteors
Royal St George's

December 2020

Monday 7th December
Informal Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

Royal Porthcawl