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Alick Hay (SF 62-66) was unanimously elected as Captain for the 2017/18 year at the Annual General Meeting of the Society at the Autumn Meeting on 15th /16th September at Rye, with  John Newton (SH 61-65) being elected as Vice-Captain.  The Hon Treasurer presented the statement of income and expenses (explaining that the surplus, larger than last year, was really a similar small surplus).  The accounts for the year were accepted.  Minutes of the AGM will be posted on the website in due course.

The weather at Rye for the 2017 Autumn Meeting was extremely kind with storms passing either side of the course over the period of play with only a few drops actually falling on the course during Friday afternoon’s round. Our first round on Friday morning was played on the Jubilee Course with its small well manicured greens. After a hearty lunch that offered many their first opportunity to meet old friends and share a drink or two it was time to head out on to the Old Course. With the sun shining as groups set off from the 1st and the 10th tees the Autumn Meeting was well underway even if a few of those playing needed a few holes to get their eye in and their swing working.

The Annual Dinner of the O.R.G.S. in the Club’s Dining Room is unique. No other institution now has a dinner at Rye Golf Club. As a Society we must try and support the 2018 Autumn Meeting and Dinner to ensure that the Club are still willing to host us in years to come. Alick Hay addressed those present after dinner and thanked Members for their support; our Hon. Secretary for the work he does throughout the year and also Jimmy James the Club’s Secretary for his support. Alick concluded by proposing a toast to Rye Golf Club and subsequently Rye’s Captain, Tim Austen gave a wonderful and brief address, concluding by proposing a toast to the Old Rugbeian Golfing Society.

Saturday proved to be another dry day with rain clearly passing either side of the course at times as OR golfers tackled the Old Course in the morning and afternoon. Once again the greens and fairways were a delight to play on and many commented on how amazed they were at just how quiet the Club was considering the magnificent mid-September weather.

Immediately following the fourth and final round of the Autumn Meeting players gathered in the sunshine on the Terrace for the results of two days of wonderful golf. The Autumn Cup, competed for over all four rounds, was won by Patrick Lyons (K 90-95) two points ahead of John Hendry, although the runner-up was declared to be Jamie Plews (SH 88-93) as the Raymond Wills claret jug (best of 3 rounds for those over 55) was won by John Hendry (B 63-68).  The Pattison Memorial prize, score over four rounds plus age was won by Jock Fraser. The various prizes for the individual rounds are shown below.

The meeting in 2018 will be held on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th September.

ORGS FIXTURES

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

Rye Golf Club