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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

October 2021

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

March 2022

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th
Match v Rye Golf Club
Rye Golf Club

Tuesday 8th March
Match v The School
Woking Golf Club

Friday 18th
Match v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club

April 2022

Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th
Match v Royal North Devon
Royal North Devon Golf Club

May 2022

Thursday 5th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

June 2022

Tue & Wed 14th - 15th June
Senior / Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Tuesday 14th June
Match v Goswick GC
Goswick

Wednesday 15th
Scottish Meeting
Muirfield

Thursday 16th
Match v Luffness New
Followed by Black Tie Dinner
Luffness New

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

September 2022

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

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

November 2022

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

Royal Porthcawl