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Rugby beat Bishops Stortford in the first round of the 2017 Halford Hewitt but were beaten by Sherborne in the second round.  The team, and their supporters, were disappointed not to be playing on Saturday (ie in the last 16).  Sherborne lost to Winchester in the third round who in turn were beaten by Epsom, the eventual winners.

Rugby’s draw meant that the first two rounds were played at Royal St George’s; the final rounds are always played at Royal Cinque Ports, Deal.  The weather on both days was warm sunshine with a breeze to temper the warmth.

Some fine golf was played on all sides (eg holes halved in birdie) and the supporters felt the tension as the matches progressed just as much as any player. The first round match was won by the comfortable margin of 4.5:0.5 (the convention being that once the rubber is won, those games still playing call it a half and come off the course).  Sherborne, however, played very steadily making few mistakes and holing some good long putts winning 3.5:1.5; Rory Browne and Huw Phillips won the Rugby point.

The pairs for the tournament were (in order of play against Sherborne):
Johnny Walker (Sh 92-97) and Michael Colclasure (T 06-08)
Jonny Brewer (Sh 94-99) and Samanarth Ghorpade (Sh 07-09)
Rory Browne (K 07-12) and Huw Phillips (T 06-13)
David Walker (Sh 93-96) and Alex Walker (SF 09-14)
Alex Fletcher (SF 75-79) and Alex Fiott (SH 85-90)

with Robert Adams (C 90-95) acting a travelling reserve (and caddying in the meanwhile).  The team were supported by a good number of ORs, parents and other connections of the players.  Simon Maisey (K 68-73) was non-playing captain and the thanks of the ORGS go to Simon for all he does in managing our squad and arranging trials and matches for them in the lead up to the tournament.  Thanks are also due to Alex Fletcher for arranging accommodation for the team during the competition.


Day 1 – Win against Bishop’s Stortford

Walker/Colclasure Won 4/3    |    Brewer/Ghorpade Won 3/2    |   Browne/Phillips Won 5/4
Walker/Walker Halved    |    Fletcher/Fiott Won 6/5

Day 2 – Loss against Sherborne

2016 FIXTURES

June 2022

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

Wednesday 17th
Match v OUGS
Luffenham Heath

Sunday 21st
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire

September 2022

Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

October 2022

Wednesday 5th
Match v LVGA
Burhill Golf Club

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Saturday 29th
Match v The Meteors
Royal St. George's
REGISTER

November 2022

Tues 15th & Wed 16th
Match v Porthcawl
Rye & Royal St. George's

December 2022

Monday 5th
Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

March 2023

Wednesday 29th
Match v London Solicitors
New Zealand Golf Club

Thursday 30th - Sunday 2nd
Halford Hewitt
Royal St George's &
Royal Cinque Ports

April 2023

Tues 25th & Wed 26th
Match v RND
Royal North Devon

May 2023

Thursday 11th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Royal Cinq Ports