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Review

As the rains ceased and the sun appeared only to set at Burnham & Berrow and thus bring to an end another magnificent year of ORGS golf.

Our final fling, dodging the showers, missing the putts, hitting the rough and conceding very little was a match organised by the unflappable Colin Passmore, who with exemplary fairness, fixed and re-engineered the draw for the morning foursome match of the Vice-President’s Team against the formidable Team of Nick Hills supported by no less than our ORGS Captain, John Newton.   The result of this, the third ‘confrontation’, based on a “holes-up” format – and free wine with lunch for the winners, was won by the VP’s committed competitive players – by a margin that even the never-modest VP cannot bring himself to declare. Thanks, Guys!

Team VP:
Jock Fraser, Colin Passmore, Tim Watts, Christopher Gabbey, Antony Aitken, Richard Lloyd, Bertie Garforth-Bles, Robert Derry Evans, Robin Staunton and Charles Walker.  

Team Captain :
John Newton, Nick Hills, Peter Strother Smith, Nigel Cadbury, Robert Prior, James Percival, Jonathan Derry Evans, John Roberts, David Jackson, Hugh Whitelock.

An excellent lunch was nearly ruined when the VP took over to ‘organise’ the afternoon fiasco on the Channel course.   Traditionally no one is allowed to win though pride is always much at stake.   The short 8th Hole is the afternoon highlight.  All 16 ‘Remainers/Stayers’ compete for the prize of a bottle of Kummel (still to be distributed, as, believe it or not B&B had not one single bottle in stock) by striking for ‘closest to the pin’.    The Umpire/Referee/Hawkeye on this occasion was none other than the fairest judge to self-appoint himself (Who?  Antony Aitken, of course!). The ever-impartial and democratic AA ruled on a tie with Christopher Gabbey and Robin Staunton (I don’t believe it!) joint and worthy winners.

The ORGS continues to be the greatest possible fun and our thanks to Colin Passmore for his superb organisation in the morning and the less said about the post-prandial exercise the better.

A warm welcome to the ‘new men’ and to the occasional players. Do consult the Calendar and make this meeting and others if you can.

As another year of golf draws to a close, further thanks must be expressed to our illustrious, hand-working, match-saving Hon Secretary who has helped enormously to make 2018 another vintage year of fun for the ORGS. Thank you, Tim.

(PS: Will any/all who wish to play in the Scottish Meeting (June 7th & 8th) please apply/confirm/reconfirm, as the Scottish Hon Sec is having trouble with his computer and his memory !)

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

Burham & Berrow Golf Club