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

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

Royal Cinq Ports