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

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

Burham & Berrow Golf Club