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REVIEW

Over 102 golfers were present this year at the annual Old Rugbeians match against Rye Golf Club, held over two days in early March and it was lovely to see how well supported this fixture is.

The match as always was keenly contested with the O.R’s getting off to a flying start on the Friday afternoon and leading 6 points to 2 overnight.

However in slightly more blustery conditions on the Saturday the members of Rye with their intimate knowledge of the golf course and greens fought back to win the morning session 5 points to 3points.

After an excellent lunch as always the gap became even narrower and with one pair left out on the course, the scores were tied 11.5points each.

The Old Rugbeians are however very fortunate to have in our last pairing the two most senior playing members of the Society, John Bach and Ted Rose, both at the ripe age of 80 and so with a 160 years of golfing knowledge and skill came out victorious in the final match, making the final score 12.5 points to 11.5 points to the Old Rugbeians.

As one of the O.R. Team noted, Thomas Bjorn should be taking their names down for the Ryder cup re-match with the Americans next year!

A great effort by them and the rest of the team where the half points here and there were critical. Wonderful fun had all round and if we can have as good match next year it will be well worth waiting for.

Richard Lloyd (Organiser)

2016 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

Rye Golf Club