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

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

Rye Golf Club