Bernard Darwin
There are three Darwin competitions, all played at Woking, between 16 schools.  The individual competitions are distinguished by the minimum age of the players who may comptete being, respectively 55 (Bernard Darwin – Rugby team Captain, Peter Stanbrook), 65 (Senior Darwin – Captain Robert Lyons) and 75 (Veteran Darwin- Captain Anthony Surtees).  The first two competitions are played as foursomes knock-out matches each rubber comprising 3 pairs.

Rugby were drawn against Radley in the first round of both the Bernard Darwin and the Senior Darwin.  In the Senior Darwin, we started as the Cup Holders.  Sadly, Rugby lost to in both.  Better news in the Veteran Darwin, where each school is allowed two foursomes pairs in a foursomes stableford competition, with Anthoney Surtees and Peter Mason coming fourth.

The Rugby teams were –
Bernard Darwin: Peter Stanbrook and Robert Lyons, Jamie Clark and Andy Swanston, Clive Pickerill and Nigel Cadbury.

Senior Darwin: Peter Stanbrook and Robert Lyons, Jamie Clark and Clive Pickerill, Christopher Gabbey and Jock Fraser

Veteran Darwin: Jonathan Gilbert and John Bevan, Anthony Surtees and Peter Mason

The Secretary of the Darwin competitions, Christopher Clarke (Radley), retired this year and Rugby made a presentation to him, informally as can be seen on the photo, for his hard work and friendship over the years.


Midlands Public Schools Meeting
This is a one day event, always played at Little Aston and this year just two days after the course had hosted a regional qualifier for the Open.  The main prize is in the morning round where the best three scores (each school is permitted to enter five stableford pairsbut must enter three pairs to compete) count.  The afternoon round of 15 holes is a separate competition for the individual pairs.

Unfortunately, the Rugby pairings had to be adjusted due to some last minute withdrawals, which probably cost us a few points; and the persistent drizzle for the morning round made the greens very difficult for those (ie Rugby) with an early starting time.  Rugby’s score kept them in the pack, an improvement on 2016 but well behind our very good showing in 2015.  Our scoring was better in the drier conditions in the afternoon, but no individual prizes were won.  Our players were Paul Wilson-Gunn and Jon Thompson, Charles and Toby Carver, Richard Jones and Rob Prior, Richard Caley and Tim Watts.

Tim Watts

2017 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

Woking Golf Club