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We returned to Huntercombe on Tuesday 24th May for the Spring Meeting of the ORGS and were blessed with good weather, warm but not too hot. A total of 24 attended with 23 playing in the morning own-ball stableford and 19 in the afternoon foursomes.

The morning round is one of the few rounds at an ORGS event where players score their own ball in a medal/stableford round. There are two simultaneous competitions, a Stableford under handicap for the Spring Cup and, for those electing to enter, a scratch medal for the Duncan Salver. While the course was generally in excellent condition, there had been significant work on the greens making them slower than would have been hoped for in late May and made scoring tricky.

In the scratch competition, both Peter Stanbrook (T 62-67) and Nigel Cadbury (Tu 70-74) scored a gross 80 (which we can be confident would have been lower with less slow greens). Sadly, the trophy can only be given to one player and was awarded to Stanbrook on a count back. Peter and Nigel are both players in our Bernard Darwin team and we must hope this encouraging form is carried ahead to that competition to be held at Woking on 29th/30th June.

An excellent 36 points saw Richard Lloyd (Tu 81-86) win the Spring Cup with Anthony Surtees (St 49-53) runner-up.

The tradition is to play in a more relaxed format after lunch, which is a drawn foursomes stableford. The competition was won by Peter Strother-Smith (SF 60-64) and Peter Stanbrook with an impressive 41.5 points, ahead of Antony Aitken (M 57-62) and Anthony Surtees, equally impressively being just one point behind on 40.5 points.

Any reader wondering how you can score half a point in a stableford competition clearly has not taken part in an ORGS foursomes event and should be encouraged to attend and find out.

Tim Watts
Hon Secretary

2017 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

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