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!
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 !)
Bernard Darwin Trophy
Woking Golf Club
Burnham & Berrow
Tues 25th & Wed 26th
Match v RND
Royal North Devon
Huntercombe Golf Club