450th Anniversary Golf Day – The New Zealand

As part of the year of celebration of the 450th anniversary of the foundation of our School, the Old Rugbeian Golfing Society was asked to organise a golf day, which was held on Friday 14th July at New Zealand Golf Club, Addlestone, Surrey.

62 OR golfers (some members of the ORGS, some not) enjoyed a golf course in fine condition, in good golfing weather (dry and warm enough, but not too warm to be uncomfortable) with the advantage of an excellent lunch between rounds.  The format was, as is the ORGS tradition, foursomes (that is, two players play one ball taking alternate shots) with prizes for the morning round, the afternoon round and overall score for the day.  One participant described the day as immensely enjoyable “as the gathering of diverse ORs at a civilised club in good weather should always be”.

The ORs present were indeed diverse in age, one player joining the School in 1948 and two in 2011, or 63 years apart for those who had difficulty with maths.  It is only a shame that the player keen to take part of 1944 vintage had been put “off games” shortly before the day.

We were greatly helped in the organisation, and by the taking of many photos, by Tracey Ahmet and Denise Osborne from the Rugbeian Society and Simon Penniston (C 65-70) a past chairman of that Society kept us in order by watching throughout the day.  As an added benefit, William fforde (SH 70-74) provided all present with his book, A Pocket Guide to the Golf Courses of Ireland.

It was also pleasing that the Chairman of New Zealand Golf Club joined us as our guest for the day.  Mark Burnyeat’s father and grandfather were ORs, although he was denied a Rugby education (to go somewhere “near to Slough”).  The President of the Club, Harry Turcan (SH 54-59) also played.

A list of those taking part is below but the names of the prize winners must be recorded.  A special mention for Melville Guest who, playing with an injured partner, played all the tee to green shots recording an excellent 25 stableford points coming home.

Morning round
Winners: Melville Guest & Martin Lee-Warner
2nd: Henry Fox & Tim Watts; 3rd: Simon Kennedy & Niall Kennedy.

Afternoon round
Winners: Tim Watts & Mark Burnyeat
2nd equal: Clive Pickerill & Jon Siddall and Simon Beazley & Richard Caley
3rd equal: Spencer Burnham & Richard Lloyd, Ted Rose & Christopher Johnson-Gilbert.

Winner: Tim Watts; 2nd: Clive Pickerill; 3rd equal: Jon Siddall, Ted Rose, Richard Lloyd and Simon Beazley.

House Prize (aggregate of best three scores)
Winner: Michell (Simon Beazley, Jamie Clark and Ted Rose)
Runner-up: School Field (Niall Kennedy, Simon Kennedy and Charles Walker)

Those taking part in the day were:


February 2019

Sunday 4th
Halford Hewitt Trials
Princes Golf Club, Sandwich

March 2019

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

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

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
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August 2019

Sunday 18th
ORGS v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

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


Antony Aitken (M 57)
Mike Appleby (M 57)
Michael Attenborough (K 53)

John Bach (SH 49)
Nigel Bayman (Sh 54)
Simon Beazley (M 91)
Spencer Burnham (SF 88)

Nigel Cadbury (Tu 70)
Richard Caley (B 65)
Mark Carr (C 77)
Jamie Clark (M 65)
Nick Clayson (T 89)
John Chiene (SF 50)
Richard Cockburn (SF 86)
Gerald Cowan (B 55)

Nick Deman (C 86)
Neil Drury (M 56)

Jake Elmhirst (B 81)

Jeremy Fawcett (SH 84)
Alex Fletcher (SF 75)
Giles Forrester (SH 53)
Adrian Fox (M 75)
Henry Fox (T 52)
Jock Fraser (K 56)


Bertie Garforth-Bles (SF 62)
Anthony Given (K 48)
Dick Grillo (SH 58)
Melville Guest (W 57)

Alex Hetherington (Tu 88)
Nick Hills (C 61)
Matt Hodder-Williams (SH 88)

Christopher Johnson-Gilbert (W 68)
Richard Jones (B 65)

Niall Kennedy (SF 78)
Simon Kennedy (SF 86)

Tom Lawrence (M 86)
Martin Lee-Warner (C 57)
Mark Lloyd (Tu 85)
Richard Lloyd (Tu 81)
Robert Lyons (K 55)

Charles Maisey (K 65)
Peter Mason (SH 49)
Colin McCosh (Tu 69)

John Newton (SH 61)

Clive Pickerill (T 65)
Michael Pillans (Sh 53)
Huw Phillips (T 08)
Joe Phillips (T 11)
Rob Prior (C 81)
Mark Pyman (Sh 79)

Adrian Ridgwick (W 64)
Hugo Riley (K 11)
Ted Rose (M 49)

William Sandover (W 68)
Jon Siddall (SH 67)
Charles Silcock (SF 72)
Ian Symington (St 65)

Paul Trendell (SF 99)
John Trumper (SF 53)
Harry Turcan (SH 54)

Robert Vallings (Sh 57)

Charles Walker (SF 70)
Field Walton (C 54)
Tim Watts (St 66)
Magnus Wheatley (Sh 88)

Mark Burnyeat

Rug Soc
Tracey Ahmet
Denise Osborne
Simon Penniston (C 65)

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