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

March 2021

Tuesday 9th
Match v The School
Woking Golf Club

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th TBC
Winter Meeting & HH Squad
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Wednesday 24th
Match v London Solicitors GS
The New Zealand Golf Club

April 2021

Thursday 8th  - Sunday 11th
Halford Hewitt 2021
Royal St George's & Royal Cinque Ports

Tuesday 13th - Wednesday 14th
Match v Royal North Devon
Westward Ho!

May 2021

Thursday 6th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Sunday 9th
Grafton Morrish Qualifying Event
Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

Friday 21st
Match v Blackwell Golf Club
Blackwell Golf Club

June 2021

Friday 11th AM
Match v Luffness New
Luffness New Golf Club

Friday 11th PM
Scottish Meeting
Luffness New Golf Club

Saturday 12th
Scottish Meeting
HCEG - Muirfield

Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th
The Senior Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 16th
The Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 23rd
Public Schools Midlands Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

July 2021

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd
The Bernard Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Thursday 8th
2021 Northern Meeting
Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell)

August 2021

Wednesday 18th
Match v Uppingham
Luffenham Heath Golf Club

Sunday 22nd
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

September 2021

Wednesday 1st
Match v Veteran Lady Golfers
Ashridge Golf Club

Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

October 2021

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

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

Huntercombe Golf Club