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

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

Rye Golf Club